These fiery-yet-sweet Asian style ribs are the perfect reason to fire up the grill. This sticky and satisfying dish gets its flavor from the simple homemade sauce, which can double as a marinade if you’ve got extra time to spare (just set aside half the mixture for coating and cooking). Enjoy the harmonious blend of sweet hoisin, nutty sesame and spicy sriracha — together, they’ll help you take regular ribs to the next level.

Oh, and… the irresistible combination of crisp skin and tender, fall-off-the-bone meat? It comes from the cooking method: bake first, then grill. One bite and you’ll realize it’s worth the wait.

Grilled Asian Ribs on a white plate

Grilled Asian Ribs on a white plate
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Sweet and Spicy Asian Ribs

Course Main Course
Cuisine Asian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 35 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 910 kcal


  • 3 lbs. baby back ribs (1 rack)
  • 1 tsp. salt



  1. Preheat oven to 300 F.

  2. Season ribs with salt and wrap tightly in foil.

  3. Place on baking sheet and bake for 90 minutes.

  4. In small bowl, mix all sauce ingredients together.

  5. Coat ribs in half of the sauce mixture, and place back in oven for 30 minutes.

  6. Remove ribs from oven and from foil. Place on indirect heat on hot grill. Flip and cook until crispy on each side (about 3-4 minutes per side).

  7. Coat with remaining sauce before serving.

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Nutrition Facts
Sweet and Spicy Asian Ribs
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 910 Calories from Fat 558
% Daily Value*
Fat 62g95%
Saturated Fat 21g105%
Cholesterol 236mg79%
Sodium 1429mg60%
Potassium 919mg26%
Carbohydrates 20g7%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 13g14%
Protein 67g134%
Vitamin A 150IU3%
Vitamin C 4.1mg5%
Calcium 161mg16%
Iron 3.6mg20%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

While the grill’s hot, why not throw on some veggies for a healthy side dish? Check out the best veggies for grilling and some tips for cooking them to perfection.