Chinese spare ribs with Beijing barbecue sauce

I got this dish from Steven Raichlen. Don’t be alarmed by the black appearance. The spare ribs are not burnt. They are black because of the barbecue sauce.

It is a delicious recipe where sweet and spicy come together. In fact, four flavours are merged:

  • First of all, the spare ribs are rubbed with a 5-4-3-2-1 rub. This is a dry rub based on star anise.
  • Then the spare ribs are sprayed with the rice wine and apple cider.
  • In addition, the spare ribs are smoked with cherry flavoured wood chips.
  • Finally, they are rubbed with a sweet and spicy Beijing barbecue sauce.
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Chinese spare ribs with Beijing barbecue sauce

Prep time15 minutes
Cooking time4 hours
Servings: 4 persons
Author: Cultiviz


  • 2 spare ribs 1 – 1.5 kg each
  • 5-4-3-2-1 5-4-3-2-1 dry rub
  • 1.2 dl Chinese rice wine or dry sherry
  • 1.2 dl apple cider
  • Beijing barbecue sauce
  • 500 gr cherry flavoured wood chips

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