Sticky Caramel Ribs Recipe

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Max Moore Modified: March 21, 2022
Sticky Caramel Ribs Recipe

How To Make Sticky Caramel Ribs

There’s three way to describe this ribs recipe – sticky, sweet and savory. Be generous with the brown sugar to get that sweet caramel flavor on your ribs.

Preparation: 20 minutes
Cooking: 3 hours
Total: 3 hours 20 minutes



  • 1gingerpeeled and cut into large chunks
  • 2shallotspeeled and cut in half
  • 2racksbaby back ribsmembranes removed
  • 2tbspMcCormick All Purpose Seasoning Himalayan Pink Salt with Black Pepper and Garlic
  • 2cupsbrown sugar
  • ½cupwater
  • ½cuplime juice
  • 5tbspThai Kitchen Fish Saucedivided
  • 4tbspcold butter
  • fresh cilantrochopped, for garnish
  • lime wedgefor garnish
  • scallionchopped, for garnish


  1. Preheat oven to 275 degrees F.

  2. Place ginger in a small food processor. Process until fully broken down into small pieces. Add shallots and pulse until shallots are in small pieces. Set mixture aside.

  3. Place ribs on sheet trays covered with aluminum foil. Generously season both sides of the racks with McCormick All Purpose Seasoning Himalayan Pink Salt with Black Pepper and Garlic. Spread ginger-shallot mixture over the top of each rib rack.

  4. Cover ribs tightly with foil. and cook ribs in oven for 2½ to 3 hours, until tender. Remove from oven.

  5. Preheat broiler.

  6. Combine brown sugar, water, lime juice, and 3 tablespoons Thai Kitchen Fish Sauce in a small pot over medium heat. =

  7. Bring to a simmer, stirring occasionally to dissolve sugar. Let simmer until caramel thickens and coats the back of a spoon, about 7 to10 minutes.

  8. Melt in cold butter and immediately turn off heat. Stir in the extra 2 teaspoons of fish sauce.

  9. Unwrap ribs and brush evenly with caramel sauce.

  10. Broil ribs for 1 to 2 minutes.

  11. Remove from oven and brush with another layer of caramel sauce. Broil a second time for 1 to 2 minutes.

  12. Slice ribs and serve with a heavy garnish of cilantro and scallions, with lime wedges on the side.

  13. Enjoy!


  • Calories: 547.07kcal
  • Fat: 33.08g
  • Saturated Fat: 12.77g
  • Trans Fat: 0.41g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 13.26g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 4.94g
  • Carbohydrates: 28.82g
  • Fiber: 0.79g
  • Sugar: 24.93g
  • Protein: 35.07g
  • Cholesterol: 133.34mg
  • Sodium: 755.44mg
  • Calcium: 92.97mg
  • Potassium: 588.97mg
  • Iron: 1.87mg
  • Vitamin A: 54.29µg
  • Vitamin C: 7.68mg
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