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Finger Licking Ribs Recipe

Finger Licking Ribs

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"Bite-sized pieces of pork spareribs are simmered until tender in a simple, savory sweet sauce."

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  1. Cut ribs into 1-rib pieces and toss with 1 teaspoon garlic powder. Brown half of ribs in hot oil in Dutch oven over medium-high heat; remove. Brown remaining ribs. Drain fat from pan. Return ribs to pan; stir 1/3 cup water, less sodium soy sauce, sherry and brown sugar. Cover and simmer 1 hour, or until ribs are done, stirring occasionally.
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Dec 13, 2010

This turned out really well, but I added 2 T. freshly grated ginger root for extra Chinese-y flavor. More fun to eat if you cut in pcs. longer than 1". The third-across cut is an excellent idea, the butcher can do this with his band saw.

May 09, 2011

This was definitely a finger licking good recipe. I wanted something that was lighter then the traditional barbecue sauce. (Partly for a low carb diet.) It was great. I would stick with the low sodium Soy sauce. I didn't have any and figured it was just for health reasons that it was done with the low sodium soy. But it is just a tiny bit too salty with regular soy sauce. I also goofed and cut the ribs only into 3rds rather then individually. It was too late when I figured out my mistake. I was already browning them. But worked fine, I doubled the sauce and just cooked them longer. About 2 1/2 hours at a really low heat. This is a keeper recipe for me.


5 Ratings

Dec 07, 2011

These were great! Be sure to use low-sodium soy sauce, I didn't and it was a tad salty. Brown really well. Turned out very tender.

Mar 19, 2013

As my husband was licking his lips and doing his very much approval sound he makes when he really likes something said "These are the best ribs you've "EVER" cooked in the 4yrs we've been together." He has raved about them to all his male friends. My wife can cook but she knocked them out of the ball park with these. Proud wife that loves to cook and please her man. Thanks for this great recipe. Cooking them again tonight! Kathy House in Jacksonville NC


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  • Calories
  • 457 kcal
  • 23%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 8.1 g
  • 3%
  • Cholesterol
  • 120 mg
  • 40%
  • Fat
  • 31.8 g
  • 49%
  • Fiber
  • 0.2 g
  • < 1%
  • Protein
  • 31.3 g
  • 63%
  • Sodium
  • 1356 mg
  • 54%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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