Chinese sticky ribs recipe

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Our Chinese sticky ribs are made with onions, Chinese Five Spice, hoisin sauce and ketchup along with apple juice for a tasty marinade!

  • healthy
Cooking Time1 hours 20 mins
Cost RangeCheap
Nutrition Per PortionRDA
Calories294 Kcal15%
Fat16 g23%
Saturated Fat5 g25%

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




  1. 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.
  2. Pour over the chicken stock, cover with foil and cook for 1 hour, until the ribs are really tender.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. Cut each rack into 2 and sprinkle over the spring onions to serve.

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