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Honey Garlic Sticky Ribs

How to Make Tender Honey Garlic Sticky Ribs at Home

If you’re looking for a mouth-watering meal that’s sure to please, you can’t go wrong with honey-glazed pork ribs. This recipe is easy to make and will have your taste buds singing with joy. Here’s how to make them:


  • 3-4 pounds of pork ribs (back or side ribs)
  • 2 tbsp powdered ginger
  • 1 tbsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 to 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1 tsp ground thyme
  • 1 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 3-4 cloves of minced garlic
  • 1 cup of honey
  • 1/4 cup of soy sauce (low-sodium is best)
  • 1 tsp ground black pepper


  1. Make the dry rub.

In a small bowl, mix together the powdered ginger, onion powder, garlic powder, cayenne pepper, black pepper, ground nutmeg, ground thyme, and kosher salt. Stir everything together until it is well mixed.

  1. Make the glaze.

In a medium saucepan, heat up 2 tbsp of olive oil over medium heat. Add the minced garlic and cook for a few minutes, being careful not to let it brown. Add the honey, soy sauce, and ground black pepper. Simmer everything together for about 20 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the sauce thickens slightly. Remove from heat and let it cool for a few minutes.

  1. Prepare the ribs.

Remove the silver skin from the back of the ribs to prevent them from curling and to allow the spice mix to season both sides of the ribs. Liberally rub the spice mix over the entire surface of the ribs, then cover them with plastic wrap and refrigerate for several hours or overnight for better flavor penetration.

  1. Cook the ribs.

Preheat your oven to 225 degrees F. Place the ribs on a wire rack over a baking sheet and bake for 8-9 hours, depending on the thickness of the ribs. In the last few hours of cooking time, brush the glaze onto the ribs and turn them every 30 minutes to build up a sticky glaze.

  1. Serve and enjoy.

When the meat is tender and easily pulls away from the bone, your honey-glazed pork ribs are done. Let them rest for 10 minutes before serving to allow the juices to settle.


Making honey-glazed pork ribs is easier than you think, and the result is a delicious, mouth-watering meal that will leave your taste buds craving more. With a little preparation and patience, you can make a meal that your family and friends will remember for a long time to come.

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