Best Chinese Spareribs

Best Chinese Spareribs
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Chinese spareribs, also known as Cantonese BBQ or char siu, are spareribs that are marinated in hoison sauce, soy sauce, and spices and barbecued or roasted.  This chinese spareribs recipe is easily one of our best spareribs recipes due to its ability to deliver the taste and texture of ribs you can typically only find at your local Chinatown. It doesn’t require you buy esoteric ingredients for the marinade or pork. Both Kansas City-style and St.Louis-style spareribs can be used. 

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4
Servings
1079
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 2  Tablespoons  canola oil
  • 2  Pounds  pork spareribs
  • 1 1/2  Cup  unsalted vegetable stock
  • 1/2  Cup  Chinese rice wine
  • 1/4  Cup  low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1/4  Cup  hoisin sauce
  • 3  Tablespoons  honey
  • 2  Teaspoons  five-spice powder
  • slices ginger, crushed
  • 1/4  Cup  sliced scallions (sliced on the bias)

Directions

Heat the oil on in a Dutch oven, on high heat. Add the ribs and brown on both sides, about 2 to 3 minutes on each side.

Except for the scallions, add  the remaining ingredients to a bowl and mix to combine. Pour over ribs. Cover, turn the heat down to low, and simmer for at least 1 hour, or until the ribs are tender, adding more stock if needed.

Garnish with sliced scallions before serving.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
39g
56%
Sugar
27g
30%
Saturated Fat
5g
21%
Cholesterol
14mg
5%
Carbohydrate, by difference
160g
100%
Protein
21g
46%
Vitamin A, RAE
84µg
12%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
11mg
15%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
40µg
44%
Calcium, Ca
92mg
9%
Choline, total
40mg
9%
Fiber, total dietary
15g
60%
Folate, total
77µg
19%
Iron, Fe
3mg
17%
Magnesium, Mg
109mg
34%
Manganese, Mn
2mg
100%
Niacin
4mg
29%
Pantothenic acid
2mg
40%
Phosphorus, P
284mg
41%
Selenium, Se
9µg
16%
Sodium, Na
3206mg
100%
Water
149g
6%
Zinc, Zn
2mg
25%

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