Exquisite Caramelized Ribs Recipes

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Exquisite Caramelized Ribs Recipes

Last update: 16 November, 2020

Caramelized ribs have become a very popular dish, due to their exquisite sweet taste. Ribs, baked or grilled is a dish that is normally salty, but with the sweetness of different ingredients makes it special to the palate.

One of the best way to surprise your family and your friends is to prepare this exquisite recipe. It’s also the best way to spend a Sunday or any day of your vacation with your loved ones.

You can prepare ribs in a stew, baked, or on the grill. It all depends on your preferences. We recommend the latter, as it will give the ribs an exquisite smoked flavor that will please everyone.

The ribs are a cut that is, in this case the pig, that is totally different from other cuts. These contain vitamins, calories, proteins, few grams of fat, but the best thing is that it does not have as many carbohydrates.

The nutritional contributions of this recipe are excellent, because to achieve the caramelized finish you can use different types of fruit, as well as honey or sugar cane. In short, you will not need to use processed or refined sugars.

Fruits such as apples, pears, pineapple, bananas and lemons (to give an acidic touch) are used to prepare these types of recipes. Learn how to make the process “caramelized” so you can use it in other dishes.

Recipes for caramelized ribs

1. Caramelized ribs with pineapple

Caramelized ribs with Pineapple


  • 1 and 1/2 cup of water
  • 3 teaspoons of salt (15 g)
  • 2 pork ribs (2 kg)
  • 1 cup of pineapple pieces (225 g)
  • 5 tablespoons of soy sauce (75 mL)
  • 2 teaspoons of ginger powder (10 g)
  • 1 purple onion, chopped into small pieces (100 g)
  • 4 spoonfuls of powdered sugar cane panela (60 g)


  • First, wash the pieces of ribs very well, separate them and place them inside a pot.
  • Next, add the purple onion, powdered ginger and 3 teaspoons of salt.
  • Then, once you have seasoned your ribs, add the cup and a half of water to the pot and place them in the stove burner on low heat.
  • Once the water starts to boil, add the tablespoons of panela. You can use a little more sugar cane panela if you desire them to be much sweeter.
  • Then, remove the excess water to facilitate the caramelization of your recipe and incorporate the pieces of pineapple and the tablespoons of soy sauce.
  • Finally, stir constantly over low heat until caramelicen the ribs, the mixture thickens. Serve with an accompaniment of your preference.

2. Caramelized ribs with banana

Caramelized ribs with plantains

If you’re looking for a natural caramelized touch, we recommend bananas. This fruit along, with other ingredients, is ideal to give you that bittersweet taste that so many love.

If it’s cooked on the grill, it will be even better.


  • The juice of 1 lemon (5 mL)
  • 3 pork ribs (3 kg)
  • 4 teaspoons of salt (20 g)
  • 1 head of garlic (15 g)
  • 3 teaspoons of oregano (15 g)
  • 5 tablespoons of olive oil (75 mL)
  • 3 tablespoons of banana jam (45 mL)


  • The first thing you should do in this recipe is to make sure that the ribs have no fat or skin.
  • Then, marinate with a mixture of crushed garlic, oregano and olive oil.
  • Next, season the ribs with the salt.
  • Bring the grill to medium heat, placing the ribs on the side of the bone facing down.
  • When it begins to brown, turn them over so they cook on the other side.
  • Then, remove them from the grill and let them cool for 5 minutes.
  • After, mix the banana jam with the lemon juice and spread that mixture on both sides of all the ribs.
  • Bring to the grill again, so that the little ribs caramelize. This takes approximately 5 more minutes.
  • Finally, cut the ribs so they remain in strips. Serve and enjoy!

3. Caramelized ribs with honey

Caramelized ribs with honey

Believe it or not, honey combined with other ingredients gives the ribs a unique and special flavor.

Learn to caramelize or glaze, with little effort, by following these steps:


  • 1 pork rib cage (1 kg)
  • 1 tablespoon of salt (15 g)
  • 6 tablespoons of honey (90 mL)
  • 1 teaspoon of pepper (5 g)
  • 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon (3 g)
  • 1/2 tablespoon of garlic powder (7 g)
  • 3 tablespoons of powdered sugar cane panela (45 g)


  • Firstly, separate or detach the ribs from the ribcage.
  • In a separate bowl, prepare a mixture with the powder of panela, salt, garlic, pepper and cinnamon.
  • Then, place the ribs on a baking sheet and spread the mixture previously made on them. Then, proceed to cover them well with aluminum foil.
  • Place the ribs in  the oven, at a temperature of about 180 ° C for 20 or 30 minutes.
  • Next, in another bowl or separate bowl, mix the honey with the soy sauce, to obtain the caramelized sauce.
  • Remove the ribs from the oven when the corresponding time has passed. Proceed to spread the honey and soy sauce over the ribs.
  • Place them in the oven again without the aluminum foil, at a temperature of 225 ° C for 10 minutes.
  • Flip the ribs and spread more honey and soy sauce on that side, place them in the oven again and leave them for 10 more minutes.
  • Finally, remove the ribs from the oven, let them cool for 5 minutes and serve.
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