Korean Gochujang Ribs

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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.

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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.

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.


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. 

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.

ribs on a white plate

Korean Gochujang Ribs

Yield: 4-6 people
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 2 hours
Total Time: 2 hours 20 minutes

Korean gochujang ribs are a spicy twist on a classic favourite. So easy to make as barbecued ribs, in the oven or slow cooker.


  • 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


  1. Heat large sauce pan over medium heat.
  2. Add canola oil.
  3. Saute, onion, ginger for two minutes. Add garlic and saute another 30 seconds or until you can smell the garlic.
  4. Add gochujang and saute another minute.
  5. Add rice wine vinegar and brown sugar. Cook an additional two minutes.
  6. Add salt and pepper to taste. Bring to a boil and simmer for 20 minutes.
  7. Cool and blend ingredients until smooth. Preheat oven to 350F.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. Remove ribs from casserole dish and place on a baking sheet. Bake in oven (or on a grill) for 18-20 minutes.

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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.

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  1. Margaret VanBlarcom says:

    Our go-to Super Bowl recipe is chili dogs and spicy chicken wings. So a Pepto-Bismol pack would come in handy for us and our guests!

  2. nicoleroannef says:

    I make my own baked buffalo wings. I start with a really simple flour and seasoning coating. with a little smoked paprika and a little garlic salt, after baking I toss the baked wings in a mixture of hot sauce and butter.

  3. Andria Colwell says:

    We prepare plenty of food for the big game day. The most popular item is usually the homemade chilli. Full of beans and spices, Pepto-Bismol is a necessity in our house on game day.

  4. Aarone Mawdsley says:

    chicken wings with hot sauce

  5. Amy Heffernan says:

    My go to game recipe is a shrimp chips dip. Layers of cheese, sour cream, salsa and shrimp! 🙂
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  6. Manuel Vizcaya says:

    I make chili for the SuperBowl.

  7. Looks very, Yum…. I have to test this Gochujang ribs. enjoyed this post. Thank you:)

  8. My fiance is a chef, and he’s got it on LOCK. Super Bowl is one of our fave food holidays, but I have to say my fave one is actually something my bestie’s hubby makes. Grilled fresh corn, cilantro, tomato, about a million other things, lime juice, and you eat it with tostitoes. Or on it’s own with a spoon – whatever 🙂

  9. Cathy Oppedisano says:

    My go-to Super Bowl recipe is Beef Ribs made with a Mexican Spice Blend.

  10. Dwayne Taylor says:

    I make some wings and homemade pizza loaded with all the toppings. Most of it is yummy yummy bacon !!!

  11. Our go to recipe for the Super Bowl is My Mom’s Secret Recipe for homemade Mac n Cheese. It is almost as good as the game!

  12. Brenda Penton says:

    My go to recipe is 5 layer Mexican dip with tortilla chips

  13. CAROL ANN WESTBROOK trustee55 says:

    Our special go to recipe for our Super Bowl party is our Red Hot Chili Con Carne made with hot peppers, green peppers, black beans, white beans, kidney beans, crushed tomatoes, tomato paste and Campbell’s tomato soup. We serve it with garlic bread and a huge tossed salad. Can’t wait for the party!

  14. Joanne Saunders says:

    My Go-To-Superbowl recipe is vegetarian chili.

  15. gloria konelsky says:

    I like to bake chicken wings and ribs with a variety of dipping sauces.

  16. Make a veggie-meat lassagna for superbowl and a good wine with it

  17. My go to Super Bowl choice is a Colonel Saunders meal which means no preparation of clean up so we can focus on the game

  18. Bowls of Hot Chili and Tacos

  19. Dominic cloutier says:


  20. Carole Dube says:

    My go to game recipe is a shrimp dip. Layers of sour cream,mayo, cocktail shrimp sauce, tomatoes, green onions, shrimp and mozzarella cheese. Perfect for corn chips!

  21. Lisa Lundstrom says:

    Chicken wings, nachos and spinach dip!

  22. Jayne Myers says:

    My go to recipe is sweet and sour meatballs. It’s not spicy but is a family favourite.

  23. nancy stokell says:

    hickory smoked meatballs

  24. Our favorite game day recipes are just some veggie and fruit trays, and some great dips!

  25. Shelley Butcher says:

    7 layer dip always goes over well.

  26. Chips and salsa.

  27. Super hot chili with garlic toast and buffalo wings.

  28. Kathleen Roffey says:

    taco dip

  29. Lisa Neutel says:

    my go to superbowl recipe and family fave is my southwest nachos , spicy and um um good

  30. My go-to recipe is nachos! I load them up with cheese, onions, red peppers, ground beef, and bacon bits. Top them off with sour cream and salsa.

  31. just some nice chips and salsa, and a delivery pizza!

  32. Donavan Roberge says:

    I have a few cocktails and order out

  33. Ashley Shipway says:

    Our family loves chicken wings. My hubby makes them and they are amazing. With his special hot sauce recipe it’s simple yet so delicious. Franks red hot parmasean cheese salt pepper and vinegar. He dusts them with flour and a bunch of spices that include salt pepper BBQ chicken onion garlic powder and seasoning salt. We make garlic bread to go with and have lots of paper towels on hand. We have a turkey deep fryer that we use outside. It’s great for big batches. We have three kids and 9 nieces and nephews that come over to watch the game. It’s so much fun. We put out veggies and dip as well. Just something a bit more healthy on the bellies :)) thanks cheers

  34. Julie Hartwig says:

    We love spicy chicken, black bean nachos and cheese! Thanks for the giveaway and good luck to all!

  35. I make few things but favourite for all is 7 layer taco dip. I sometimes like to make 2 batches one spicy and one just regular. We also have wings, meatballs and tortilla rollups . Thank you so much for the chance

  36. We love making nachos and ordering in pizza and wings.

  37. Our go-to game day food is a great home-made chili with lots of chips and veggies on the side!

  38. Japansese chicken wings! Yummy!

  39. hot wings!

  40. Chips, cheese, salsa & sour cream. Greek chicken wings. Spinach dip with homemade tortilla chips. Large vat of chili and homemade crusty bread!

  41. Anne Derkat says:

    Homemade chili.

  42. Donna Gallion says:

    Have to have chicken wings and I’ll try your new recipe.

  43. Definitely nachos and hot wings!!

  44. Linda SVAROVSKY says:

    Great reipe for ribs, will try that. My go to is pizza dip with pepperoni, cream cheese, italian seasoning , pizza sauce and grated cheese. Mix it all up and bake 325 for 30-40 min.

    1. Ayngelina Author says:

      I’ve never had cream cheese on a pizza but it sounds fantastic.

      1. Linda SVAROVSKY says:

        Its a dip with cream cheese in it

  45. Heather Arnould says:

    Our Super Bowl go-to snack is to take round taco chips, smother them in grated cheddar cheese, a sprinkle of seasoned salt and then pop them in the microwave until the cheese is melted. I like to dip them in sour cream as I munch away but my husband likes them right out of the microwave.

    1. Ayngelina Author says:

      So weird, I just ate this last night!

  46. Stephanie LaPlante says:

    My go-to Super Bowl recipe is my Taco Nacho platter. So delicious!

    1. Ayngelina Author says:

      You have to tell me, what’s on this platter?

  47. My Our go-to Super Bowl recipe is a hamburger bar
    complete with toppings and of course BACON.
    Love your recipe and the pics are very appealing.

    1. Ayngelina Author says:

      I love the idea of a burger bar, everyone gets what they want.

  48. Debbie Browne says:

    My go-to finger food are all flavors of chicken wing, but especially salt and pepper, with the emphasis on pepper!

    1. Ayngelina Author says:

      I don’t know if I’ve ever had wings with salt and pepper but it sounds amazing

  49. LILLIAN BROWN says:

    Our go-to Super Bowl recipe is Italian chili and lasagna with garlic toasts loaded with cheese

    1. Ayngelina Author says:

      Anything with cheese is good in my books.

  50. We make a big batch of ribs, before game day! So good!

    1. Ayngelina Author says:

      A classic!

  51. Go to recipe is spaghetti bolognese, also a basic chili and home made potato wedges.

    1. Ayngelina Author says:

      I really like that you choose pasta, so underrated and everyone loves it.

  52. Markus Mueller says:

    Do you have any suggestionson toning down the heat? Will simply using less gochujang work? My wife is not big on spicy foods but I really want to try these!

    1. Ayngelina Author says:

      There are varying degrees of gochujang so you could buy the mild paste or also use much less of it.

  53. Cheryl MacPhail says:

    My go to recipe is my moms secret recipe for wings!! Always a hit with some loaded up nachos!! 🙂

    1. Ayngelina Author says:

      I must admit you can’t go wrong with the classics!

  54. My go to recipe is barbequed chicken strips with a variety of dips for enjoyment of flavors.

    1. Ayngelina Author says:

      Nice, what kind of dips?

  55. Heather Swanson says:

    I like to make chicken burgers & serve with honey dijon chips.

    1. Ayngelina Author says:

      The honey dijon chips sound amazing, how do you make them?

  56. I make a dip for tortilla chips. It has refried beans, salsa, guacamole and veggies on top!

    1. Ayngelina Author says:

      Refried beans are one of my favourite things!

  57. Our go-to recipe for the Super Bowl is honey-garlic chicken wings. So yummy!

    1. Ayngelina Author says:

      Do you make the sauce or buy a store brand?

  58. Rodney Cross says:

    I make a salsa layered dip and serve tortilla chips with it….and beer.

    1. Ayngelina Author says:

      At Super Bowl that’s mandatory!

  59. My go to Super Bowl recipe is a big pot of spicy chili con carne and lots of tortilla chips.

  60. My go to dish is jalepino popped dip. So easy and delicious!

  61. wendy hutton says:

    we love out chickens wins and nachos loaded with cheeses peppers, onions salsa and tomatoes

  62. Robyn Bellefleur says:

    My go to recipe is chili cheese nachos.

  63. Stephanie D says:

    my go to superbowl snack is tostitos with lots of marble cheese, salsa, and sour cream.

  64. Denae Boucher says:

    7 layer taco dip!

  65. KRIS MIHALOV says:

    I make a dip that has cream cheese on the bottom, no bean chili and then melted mexican shredded cheese on top….served hot with warm chips

  66. Rachael Bhardwaj says:

    chicken wings and nachos are our go to snack for superbowl!

  67. guacamole and chips

  68. hot wings with blue cheese dip

    1. Ayngelina Author says:

      Always good to go with a classic.

  69. I make a huge pot of tacos al pastor with fresh pressed corn tortillas and pickled onions. Every body loves it!

    1. Ayngelina Author says:

      Absolutely one of my favourites, I think you might like the post coming on Monday.

  70. Erinn Lishman says:

    My go-to Super Bowl recipe has to be my Buffalo Chicken Dip. It has shredded chicken, cream cheese, sour cream, Frank’s Red Hot Sauce, shredded cheese, mixed together and baked until bubbly!

  71. My go to Super Bowl recipe is tortilla chips topped with lots of melted cheese, sour cream, salsa and black olives!

  72. Cory Fillion says:

    Our go to recipes for the Super Bowl are the old favourites like Nacho Cheese Tacos, chicken wings both spicy and mild and potato chips of all flavors. Thanks for the chance to win.

  73. Wanda Jean P says:

    I make up a vegetable plate with speinach dip

  74. My go to recipes is definitely chili!

  75. My favourite Superbowl recipe is honey garlic wings

  76. My go to recipe would be a layered taco dip with tortilla chips.

  77. Nancy J Montgomery says:

    Chicken wings, raw veggies and sour cream.

  78. Angela Newsome says:

    Our go to is Hot Wings with Ranch Dressing & Pizza!

  79. Casey Miller says:

    Seven Layer Dip!

  80. We love making 7 layer taco dip ! It’s eveyones favourite

  81. There is no mention of Onion or Ginger in the ingredients list but is mentioned in the Instructions – please advise

    1. Ayngelina Author says:

      So sorry! I fixed that for you!

  82. No ketchup in procedure, does it go in at same time as brown sugar vinegar?

    1. Ayngelina Author says:

      Yes it does. Let me fix that!

  83. I noticed in the instructions you mentioned ginger but on your Ingredients you never mention ginger????

    1. Ayngelina Author says:

      Sorry about that! I just fixed it for you!

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