Barkman Honey

Asian Barbecue Spare Ribs


    8to 14 racks of ribs


Barbecue Sauce

  • 1 1/4 cups honey-flavored sweetener
  • 16 oz. hoisin sauce
  • 16 oz. black bean sauce
  • 28 oz. ketchup
  • 1 tbsp. minced ginger
  • 1 tbsp. white pepper
  • 1/2 cup dry sherry
  • 1/2 sesame oil

Seasoning Mix

  • 1/2 cup sea salt
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1 tsp. white pepper

Painting Mix

  • 2 tbsp. red food coloring
  • 6 tbsp. egg food coloring
  • 6 tbsp. soy sauce
  • 6 tbsp. dry sherry



Combine seasoning-mix ingredients and rub over both sides of the ribs.

Combine painting mix together and paint over ribs.

Place ribs on roasting rack at 275 degrees for 1 hour.

Use the barbecue sauce to marinate the ribs on both sides.

Return to oven at 300 degrees on a wire rack for 1 to 2 hours, until ribs start to pull from bone.

Raise oven temperature to 325 degrees and cook for an additional hour: baste with barbecue sauce.

For a sweeter taste, brush honey over ribs when removed from oven or before serving.

To give the ribs a shiny look, brush with oil.


Barbecue sauce works equally well on all types of ribs: baby backs, St. Louis or country ribs. Be sure to adjust cooking times according to type of ribs being used. Barbecue sauce works well for chicken and other protein too.

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