Sticky Teriyaki Pork Ribs Recipe

This summer, supercharge your traditional BBQ, picnic and poolside cocktail recipes with cocoa. Cocoa-inspired comfort foods such as BBQ baked beans, spiced corn, flatbread pizza, and wings are simply more decadent when paired with a hint of cocoa and chocolate, adding a unique depth of taste.

Today’s guest post recipe is courtesy of THE COCOA EXHANGE™’s POD & BEAN™.

Sticky Teriyaki Pork Ribs Recipe

Sticky Teriyaki Pork Ribs Recipe

2 racks of pork ribs (around 3 lbs. each; Baby back or St. Louis cut)
1 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup dry sherry or Japanese cooking wine (sake)
1/2 cup soy sauce
1 piece of ginger, washed and sliced into rounds
5 garlic cloves, smashed
5 green onions (scallions); cut white part into 1-inch and green part into garnishing size

1 (10.5 oz.) jar of red pepper jelly
1/2 cup cider vinegar
green onion (scallion) garnishing from above

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and put rack in middle position. Remove the skin-membrane on the backside of the ribs but loosening with tip of knife and grabbing loosened piece with paper towel; pull skin-membrane off slowly.
2. In a large roasting pan, mix Ginger Orange Teriyaki sauce, sugar, sherry/sake, soy sauce, ginger, garlic, Cantonese blend, and white sections of the green onion. Coat ribs with mixture, place rib (meat side down) in pan; cover pan tightly with foil. Cook until tender (about 2.5 hours).
3. After ribs are done, collect/strain 3 cups of cooking liquid from roasting pan and put into a large sauce pan (throw away the solids and remaining liquid if any). Skim the fat from the liquid in the sauce pan. Mix in the red pepper jelly, vinegar, and Cantonese blend. Bring to simmer and reduce for about 15 minutes (should end up with about 2 cups of a syrup-like liquid). Turn off heat and let cool.
4. Turn on oven to broil (keep rack in middle position). Put a cookie cooling rack onto a sheet tray (with a rim), place ribs meat side down on rack and brush with glaze. Broil ribs until they begin to brown (about 2-3 minutes). Flip ribs, repeat process. Do this a few times over until you get a deep brown sticky glaze covering the ribs. This is an important step so watch ribs carefully so you don’t burn them!
5. Let ribs rest once completed for 10 minutes, slice between bones, sprinkle with garnishing green onions and some Cantonese Blend — serve with remaining glaze if desired.

Chef Tips:
* Pour a 1/2 cup of water into the sheet tray while broiling the ribs – helps make the clean up process easier at the end!
* Make life easier for yourself and heat up some Uncle Ben’s® Ready Rice to pair with the roasted veggies and ribs!
* These ribs are sticky! Squeeze ½ a lemon into a small container of water and have several paper towels soaking in the liquid; this lets you eat with your fingers and have a way to clean up!

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  1. Jo-Ann Brightman says:

    I love the idea of all these Pod & Bean mixes added to the blends so that cocoa is in the mixture. I am sure that mu family would love this recipe.

  2. We usually bbq ribs, chicken teriyaki ,and hot dogs. I did not think to make bbq teriyaki ribs.

  3. These slow cooking methods seem to be the best for ribs. Makes them so juicy and tender. I wonder how spicy the red pepper jelly makes the sauce. They look very delicious.

  4. Cathy Jarolin says:

    What Delicious looking Ribs. So nicely Browned and glazed. They seem like alot of work…But its worth it when they turn out like yours.. Your recipes Rock!! I can always count on delicious recipes from The Two Classy Chics Blog.. Thank You for sharing your recipe..

  5. Oh good, another cocoa-based recipe for entrees. I am just fascinated with these and have enjoyed browsing their recipes. You do seem to pick the most appetizing pictures to post too! I would love to try some of their seasoning blends if they don’t contain too much sodium. The ribs do look good!