Chinese sticky ribs recipe

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serves: 4
Skill: easy
Cost: cheap
Cooking: 1 hr 20 min

Nutrition per portion

Calories 294 kCal 15%
Fat 16g 23%
  -  Saturates 5g 25%
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  • For a real treat this week, why not give these delicious Chinese sticky ribs dish a go? With onions, Chinese Five Spice, hoisin sauce and ketchup along with apple juice mixed together to make a deliciously sticky, spicy and sweet sauce, it’s a great way to enjoy a rack of pork loin ribs and makes a great week night meal that could equally be a delicious weekend treat too. This simple recipe makes enough ribs to serve four, so it’s a great way to treat the family to something different this week – it will soon become of your favourite recipes everyone will love.


    • 2 x 400g rack of pork loin ribs
    • 1tsp smoked sea salt
    • 1tbsp Chinese five spice
    • 1 onion, chopped
    • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
    • 600ml chicken stock
    • 2 spring onions, chopped, to serve
    • For the sauce:
    • 1tbsp sunflower oil
    • 2 onions, chopped
    • 1tsp Chinese Five Spice
    • 4tbsp hoisin sauce
    • 4tbsp tomato ketchup
    • 100ml apple juice


    • To make this pork recipe, heat the oven to 180°C or Gas Mark 4. Put the rib racks in a large roasting tin. Sprinkle over the salt, Chinese Five Spice, onion and garlic.

    • Pour over the chicken stock, cover with foil and cook for 1 hour, until the ribs are really tender.

    • For the sauce, heat the oil and fry the onions gently for 5 mins, until softened. Add the Chinese Five Spice, hoisin sauce, ketchup and apple juice, and stir to combine.

    • Pour off most of the stock from the ribs and pour the sauce over the ribs, turning to coat well. Return them to the oven to cook for 20 mins.

    • Cut each rack into 2 and sprinkle over the spring onions to serve.

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