Teriyaki BBQ Pork Spareribs + VIDEO


What can be better than a rack of pork spareribs: juicy, tender, and meaty? Teriyaki BBQ Pork Spareribs! This is when you cover those ribs with a homemade teriyaki glaze that will make you lick your fingers!

BBQ spare pork ribs with teriyaki glaze

Note: This Teriyaki BBQ Pork Spareribs recipe is part of a sponsored collaboration with Smithfield. Thanks to the Amazon Associates Program and other affiliate programs, I receive compensation for the products sold through the affiliate links in this post at no cost to the buyer.

Life tastes better when you grill

Ingredients to make the dry rub for bbq spare pork ribs with teriyaki glaze, in a wooden mortar.

I know I can be monothematic when I like something. I’ve been grilling pork ribs a lot this year. With a guava BBQ sauce. With a mango BBQ sauce. With a chipotle and tamarind glaze. And now, with my own super yummy teriyaki glaze.

We don’t get tired of finger-licking pork ribs I bought conveniently packed by Smithfield.

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Labor Day is around the corner, but summer is in full swing, and in Miami, that means lots of rain. So I decided to cook my ribs in the oven and finish them on a charcoal grill. Because you know: life tastes better when you grill stuff…

How to make Teriyaki BBQ Pork Spareribs

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I divide the process of making these ribs into two parts. First, I made a dry rub to season the ribs. I seasoned them a little by the bones and then abundantly by the meat side. Then, I baked the ribs.

Second, while the ribs were in the oven, I made a teriyaki glaze that works as a sticky BBQ sauce. Once the ribs were perfectly cooked, I covered them with my homemade teriyaki glaze and finished them on the grill.

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How to make fall-off-the-bone pork ribs

The trick to making easy fall-off-the-bone ribs is first to place them in an aluminum foil-covered baking sheet. The idea is to make a foil “envelope” to cook the ribs in their juices. Then, you bake them at low temperatures for a long time.

In this case, I baked them at 250 F for an hour. Once the ribs were done, I covered them with my homemade BBQ teriyaki glaze. The final touch was to grill them for a few minutes over an indirect fire.

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Can I skip the outdoor grilling part?

Of course, you can. In case you don’t have an outdoor grill or the weather doesn’t allow you to grill outside, you may finish these ribs in the oven. To do that, take the ribs out of the foil envelope and place them on a baking tray. Cover them with teriyaki glaze, set the oven on broil mode, and broil them for a few minutes.

How to make a dry rub?

Making a dry rub is not rocket science. Combine dry seasonings, including salt and sugar, and that’s it. I made my dry rub with paprika, brown sugar, freshly ground black pepper, ginger, and coarse sea salt. When it’s about dry rubs, the possibilities are endless.

You can always make your dry rub less caloric without affecting its taste by substituting sugar with monk fruit.

How to make a BBQ Teriyaki glaze?

Bbq pork spare ribs with teriyaki glaze on a tray covered with aluminum foil, and sprinkled with green onion a

To make my Teriyaki glaze, I combined all the ingredients, including orange juice, soy and Hoisin sauces, and finely grated fresh ginger, in a small pot. Then, I cooked this mixture at medium heat until it boiled.

Once the sauce boiled, I simmered it for 20 minutes until it got a thick syrup consistency. You can also make the glaze with Liquid Aminos, instead of soy sauce.

What do you need to make this recipe

Bbq pork spare ribs with teriyaki glaze

No words would honor how good these ribs are. And I think this will be our recipe for our Labor Day gathering. Just in case, I’m sharing a list of utensils and ingredients to make this recipe:

Teriyaki BBQ Pork Spareribs Recipe

Bbq pork spare ribs with teriyaki glaze

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Teriyaki BBQ Pork Spareribs
4.78 from 53 votes

Teriyaki BBQ Pork Spareribs

These Teriyaki BBQ Pork SpareRibs are to-die-for. First baked and then grilled, they are the perfect fall-off-the-bone ribs.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time1 hr 5 mins
Total Time1 hr 15 mins
Servings: 8
Calories: 999kcal


  • 2 racks Smithfield Extra Tender Spareribs
  • 4 tablespoons paprika
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons ginger for the dry rub
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper freshly grounded
  • Coarse sea salt
  • 1 cup low sodium soy sauce, or Liquid Aminos
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 1/3 cup hoisin sauce
  • 1/3 cup ketchup
  • 1 teaspoon ginger for the teriyaki glaze
  • 4 tablespoons green onion diagonally cut
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds


  • Preheat the oven to 250˚F.
  • In a bowl, combine the ingredients for the dry rub: paprika, brown sugar, 2 teaspoons of ginger, salt and pepper.
  • Take away the ribs from their package, dry them with paper towels and peel the thin membrane that covers the bone side.
  • Place the ribs in a foil covered baking sheet.
  • Season the ribs with the dry rub on both sides. Be as generous as you can by the meat side.
  • Cover the ribs with foil and seal them.
  • Bake for 1 hour until the meat thermometer marks 145˚F-160˚F.
  • In the meantime, put all the ingredients for the teriyaki glaze in a pot: soy sauce, orange juice, hoisin sauce, ketchup and 1 teaspoon of ginger, combine and cook over medium heat. Once it boils, reduce the heat and simmer for 20 minutes. Reserve.
  • Preheat a charcoal grill.
  • Place the cooked ribs on the grill, over indirect fire and brush them with abundant teriyaki sauce.
  • Grill covered for 5 minutes.
  • Serve hot and sprinkle with some green onion and sesame seeds.



Nutrition Facts
Teriyaki BBQ Pork Spareribs
Amount Per Serving
Calories 999 Calories from Fat 702
% Daily Value*
Fat 78g120%
Saturated Fat 25g156%
Cholesterol 260mg87%
Sodium 1606mg70%
Potassium 1050mg30%
Carbohydrates 20g7%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 12g13%
Protein 53g106%
Vitamin A 1867IU37%
Vitamin C 16mg19%
Calcium 85mg9%
Iron 5mg28%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Course: Pork
Cuisine: American
Keyword: how to make fall-off-the-bone pork ribs, how to make teriyaki pork ribs, teriyaki BBQ pork spareribs, teriyaki BBQ pork spareribs recipe
Author: Enri

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