Honey Glazed Ribs: A Sweet & Savory Dinner Party Recipe

Welcome to Afterka’s kitchen! If you’re looking to impress your guests at your next dinner party, look no further than our Honey Glazed Ribs. These ribs are the perfect blend of sweet and savory, with a delicious glaze that will have everyone coming back for more. Follow our step-by-step guide to create this mouthwatering dish that’s sure to be a hit.


For the Ribs:

  • 2 racks of baby back ribs (about 4-5 lbs)
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste

For the Dry Rub:

  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp paprika
  • 1 tbsp garlic powder
  • 1 tbsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper (optional for a bit of heat)

For the Honey Glaze:

  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1-inch piece ginger, grated
  • 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce


Step 1: Prepare the Ribs

  1. Preheat your oven to 275°F (135°C).
  2. Remove the membrane from the back of the ribs for better flavor absorption and tenderness.
  3. Rub the ribs with olive oil, then season generously with salt and pepper.

Step 2: Apply the Dry Rub

  1. In a small bowl, mix together the brown sugar, paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, black pepper, salt, chili powder, and cayenne pepper.
  2. Massage the dry rub all over the ribs, ensuring they are well-coated.

Step 3: Slow Cook the Ribs

  1. Wrap each rack of ribs tightly in aluminum foil and place them on a baking sheet.
  2. Bake in the preheated oven for 2.5 to 3 hours, or until the ribs are tender and the meat starts to pull away from the bones.

Step 4: Prepare the Honey Glaze

  1. In a small saucepan, combine honey, soy sauce, apple cider vinegar, ketchup, brown sugar, minced garlic, grated ginger, and Worcestershire sauce.
  2. Bring to a simmer over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until the glaze thickens slightly (about 10 minutes). Remove from heat.

Step 5: Glaze and Broil the Ribs

  1. Preheat your broiler to high.
  2. Remove the ribs from the oven and carefully unwrap them.
  3. Brush a generous amount of the honey glaze over both sides of the ribs.
  4. Place the ribs under the broiler for 3-5 minutes, or until the glaze is caramelized and bubbly. Watch closely to prevent burning.

Step 6: Serve

  1. Let the ribs rest for a few minutes before slicing.
  2. Serve hot with extra honey glaze on the side.

Tips and Variations

  • Grill Option: After baking, you can finish the ribs on a preheated grill instead of under the broiler. Brush with the honey glaze and grill for 3-5 minutes per side.
  • Spice Level: Adjust the amount of cayenne pepper in the dry rub to control the heat level.
  • Make Ahead: Prepare the ribs and glaze a day ahead. Reheat and glaze just before serving for an easy dinner party option.
  • Side Dishes: Pair these ribs with coleslaw, cornbread, and grilled vegetables for a complete meal.

These Honey Glazed Ribs are a perfect combination of sweet and savory flavors that will leave your guests raving. The slow-cooked, tender meat paired with the caramelized honey glaze makes for a truly irresistible dish. Whether it’s a casual get-together or a special occasion, this recipe is sure to be a crowd-pleaser.

Enjoy cooking and savoring this delightful dish! Don’t forget to share your creations with us in the comments below or tag us on social media.

Honey Glazed Ribs: A Sweet & Savory Dinner Party Recipe

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