Braised Spare Ribs Recipe

Braised Spare Ribs Recipe

Hmm, are you also wondering what could be the best choice for dinner tonight? Well, if you want to try something new and special, then might as well check out this new recipe from Panlasang Pinoy

Some of the most common dishes using spare ribs as their main ingredient are sinigang, Chinese-style spare ribs, barbecued spare ribs, and more! So today, we’re going to try to cook another blockbuster dish that your family will surely love. A lot of people love spare ribs for their tender, fatty, and flavorful texture. It satisfies the taste of many compared to other cuts of meat which are usually meatier and tougher. When cooked right, spare ribs can easily become one of your favorite entreés! Well, if that’s the case, then I’m sure that you’ll love our next recipe. Are you ready? Prepare your aprons and sharpen your kitchen tools because we’ll be cooking an amazing Braised Spare Ribs Recipe today!

Braised Spare Ribs Recipe

Ah, this will be an exciting recipe for everyone so be sure to keep reading! First of all, everything that we need for this amazing dish can be easily bought from local markets and nearby grocery stores, especially herbs, spices, and sauces. Now for the cooking preparation and procedures, it is important that you pay attention to the specific amounts of sauces to add because you don’t want your spare ribs to have a strong and unbalanced flavor. But don’t worry! All the instructions are easy to follow and you can also watch the video if you’re having a hard time. All in all, do your best and have some fun!

Before we begin, the ingredients we need for our Braised Spare Ribs Recipe are salt, pepper, oil, garlic, brown sugar, soy sauce, vinegar, mirin, sake, instant dashi or chicken bullion, green onion for garnish, and of course, spare ribs. Some of the ingredients like sake, mirin, and instant dashi can only be bought from specific aisles in grocery stores so you might have to really look for them there. Alright! Now that we have everything that we need, let’s get to cooking!

The first thing that we have to do is to prepare the spare ribs. Make sure to use a sharp knife and separate each rib from one another for better cooking. Also, see to it that the ribs are thoroughly washed to remove some excess debris. Next, prepare a large pot of water and let it boil. Then, add the spare ribs and let it cook for about three (3) to four (4) minutes to help remove excess fats and blood from the meat itself. Once you’ve done this, strain the ribs in the sink and set them aside for a while.

Now, prepare a wide skillet and pour a generous amount of oil over medium heat. Just enough to coat the spare ribs. Once it’s hot, fry the ribs with garlic until it becomes nicely browned on both sides or develops a fine crust. While the ribs are browning over the skillet, we can use the time to prepare the delicious sauce. To do this, simply mix salt, pepper, dashi, brown sugar, soy sauce, mirin, sake, vinegar, and water that’s enough to cover the spare ribs. Remember, the water will eventually evaporate so make sure to leave a little bit of allowance, alright? Mix all of these ingredients together until every flavor is well-incorporated into each other. 

We’re almost done! Now, once the spare ribs are browned and ready, simply add them to the mixture of sauces and water. Next, cover the pot and let it simmer for about one (1) to two (2) hours until the sauce is reduced and the meat is already tender and falls off the bone! Oh, and just a final reminder. Make sure to occasionally watch the water level because the meat might burn if left unattended. 


And voila! There you have it, an amazing recipe that your family and friends will surely love. Just serve it with hot steamed rice with some side dishes and you’re all set. This dish is a wonderful idea for heavy meals of the day such as lunch and dinner, so be sure to give it a try! 

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Braised Spare Ribs Recipe


  • 1 rack pork or beef spare ribs, about 3 pounds
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 tablespoon instant dashi or chicken boullion
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon mirin
  • 1 tablespoon sake
  • 1 tablespoon vinegar
  • green onion for garnish


  • Using a sharp knife, separate each rib for easier cooking.
  • Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add the ribs and cook breifly for 3 to 4 minutes to help remove excess fat and blood from the meat.
  • Drain the ribs in the sink.
  • In a wide skillet, heat 2 tablespoons of oil over medium high heat. Oncehot, add the ribs and garlic and cook for a few minutes on either side until nicely browned.
  • While the ribs are browning, prepare the sauce. Mix the salt, pepper, dashi, brown sugar, soy sauce, mirin, sake, and vinegar with a few cups of water, enough to cover the ribs. The water will cook down, so it doesn’t have to be exact!
  • Once the ribs have browned, add them to the water. Cover and let simmer for 1 to 2 hours until the liquid has been reduced.
  • Once the water gets low you need to watch it carefully, it can burn!


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