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
1153
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
66g
94%
Sugar
10g
11%
Saturated Fat
22g
92%
Cholesterol
133mg
44%
Carbohydrate, by difference
87g
67%
Protein
46g
100%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
2mg
3%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
5µg
6%
Calcium, Ca
144mg
14%
Choline, total
5mg
1%
Fiber, total dietary
4g
16%
Folate, total
124µg
31%
Iron, Fe
7mg
39%
Magnesium, Mg
79mg
25%
Manganese, Mn
2mg
100%
Niacin
7mg
50%
Pantothenic acid
1mg
20%
Phosphorus, P
240mg
34%
Riboflavin
1mg
91%
Selenium, Se
2µg
4%
Sodium, Na
1783mg
100%
Thiamin
1mg
91%
Water
32g
1%
Zinc, Zn
2mg
25%

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