If you are looking for some fall-off-the-bone, tender ribs, then this Filipino ribs recipe is for you. Not only are they tender, but they also have a sweet flavor to them that will leave you wanting more.
Filipinos like sweet things, so the glaze on these Filipino ribs is perfect! These are a little time-consuming, but most ribs are, aren’t they? Yes, Filipino ribs may take some time to make, but they will be worth it in the end. The star anise is probably the highlight of this dish!
Check out the Filipino ribs recipe below!
- 6 pounds pork spareribs
- 2 cups water
- 2 medium onions, cut into wedges
- 1 medium onion, finely chopped
- 6 tablespoons soy sauce
- 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
- 6 whole star anise pods
- 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
- 1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger
- 1/2 cup honey
- 2 tablespoons brown sugar
- 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- In a 5 to 6 quart stock pot, place the ribs with the 2 wedged onions, 4 tablespoons of the soy sauce, water, pepper and star anise. Bring all to a boil.
- Reduce the heat to a medium low, cover and let it simmer in the meat juices until the ribs are tender when pierced, occasionally stirring. This should take about 1 1/4 hours.
- In a medium skillet, heat the oil over medium heat.
- Add in the remaining chopped onion and saute until onion is soft.
- Add in the ginger, honey, sugar, Worcestershire sauce, lemon juice and the remaining 2 tablespoons of soy sauce.
- Cook all of them together, stirring until well blended and then remove from heat.
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
- Once tender, remove the ribs from the stock pot using tongs.
- Arrange them in a single layer in an 11×16 inch baking dish.
- Brush the ribs evenly with the honey mixture.
- Once all the ribs have been brushed, bake in preheated oven for about 30 minutes or until ribs are well glazed.
- Baste often with the pan drippings while they are cooking.