Korean gochujang ribs are a spicy twist on a classic favourite. So easy to make as barbecued ribs, in the oven or slow cooker.
Super Bowl is coming and we have a great gochujang ribs recipe that will impress your friends. I love ribs.
Maybe it’s because you have to eat them with your hands but there’s something about ribs that brings people together.
Let’s face it, by the time Super Bowl arrives we’ve long forgotten about our New Year’s resolutions to drop a few pounds and we have no issues digging into the spinach dip.
It’s an evening of indulgence with friends that helps us get through the drudgery of winter. Personally I don’t think we should be so hard on ourselves,
Super Bowl is not the time for salad.
But if you’re going to splurge do it well. Forget the seven layer surprise dip you had at Christmas or the generic honey garlic wings.
It’s a new year, try something different. This year I’m serving a gochujang ribs recipe that’s big on flavour but something unexpected.
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There’s so much great food around the world to inspire.
Bring something people will love that isn’t in generic buffalo sauce or bacon wrapped (gasp, yes I said to leave the bacon at home!)
Be prepared. Gochujang packs some heat.
Gochujang is like an amped up sriracha with much more depth and flavour. Once you try it you’ll never go back to the rooster bottle.
You can find it easily in K-town supermarkets or if you don’t live in a big city it’s also on Amazon – here’s the gochujang brand I buy.
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Indulgent Spicy Ribs
If you’re going with spicy indulgent food you must be prepared. You know what I mean, we’ve all been there.
You’re having a good time and then all of a sudden the sweats kick in and you’re not feeling so hot.
It can happen mid-game, when you get home or the dreaded next day when those bacon wrapped spicy jalapeños are not as distant a memory as you’d like them to be.
Nausea, Heartburn, Indigestion, Upset Stomach, Diarrhea* – we all know that jingle.
Pepto-Bismol is one of those things you always want to keep on hand for the first sign of an upset stomach and if you’re hosting a party be kind to your guests and make sure it’s on your shopping list.
Beginner’s Guide to Korean Gochujang
It’s also something that is always in my house and in my bag when I travel. I travel to eat and I don’t want to miss out on anything.
I buy in advance because we want to be prepared for slipping into indulgence without the guilt – or discomfort.
I’m not saying you’re going to need it, but it’s always a good idea to be prepared.
Korean Gochujang Ribs
These ribs are so easy to make and the next day you’ll have everyone asking you how to pronounce that Korean hot sauce name again.
You can begin this gochujang recipe the day before and finish before the party.
If you’re short on space in the oven it’s also great in the slow cooker, simply cook for 4 hours on high.
- 1 side baby back ribs silverskin removed
- 1 tbsp canola oil
- 1/2 onion chopped
- 2 cloves garlic minced
- 1 tbsp ginger, minced
- 2 tbsp gochujang
- 1/2 cup rice vinegar
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1 cup ketchup
- 1 cup water
- salt and pepper to taste
- Heat large sauce pan over medium heat.
- Add canola oil.
- Saute, onion, ginger for two minutes. Add garlic and saute another 30 seconds or until you can smell the garlic.
- Add gochujang and saute another minute.
- Add rice wine vinegar and brown sugar. Cook an additional two minutes.
- Add salt and pepper to taste. Bring to a boil and simmer for 20 minutes.
- Cool and blend ingredients until smooth. Preheat oven to 350F.
- Place baby back ribs in a casserole dish, add enough water until it reaches halfway up ribs. Brush ribs with barbecue sauce that was just blended.
- Top with a layer of parchment paper and then tin foil. Cook for 2 hours or until meat between ribs is tender. Increase heat to 425F.
- Remove ribs from casserole dish and place on a baking sheet. Bake in oven (or on a grill) for 18-20 minutes.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1 Amount Per Serving: Calories: 161Total Fat: 4gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 5mgSodium: 731mgCarbohydrates: 31gFiber: 0gSugar: 27gProtein: 2g
Nutritional information is provided as a courtesy and is an estimate only. This information comes from online calculators. Although BaconisMagic.ca attempts to provide accurate nutritional information, these figures are only estimates.