Get Grillin’: Honey Soy Sauce Pork Ribs

4 ingredients, gluten free, dairy free, and super quick and easy to make? Yes, all these feats are possible with honey soy sauce pork ribs!

Blogging has done at least one thing for me: get me out of my comfort zone.

I mean, it’s done so much more for me than just that, but I’m not talking about that right now!

Whether it’s taking pictures in public, talking to you about my awkward experiences, or trying new foods, blogging has definitely granted me some interesting experiences.  

But this experience is so benign, you’ll wonder why I call it an “experience” in the first place.

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It’s grilling!

“What?” I can hear you say through the computer. “Gem, how is grilling getting you out of your comfort zone?” 

Well, nature and I don’t always get along too well. Mosquitos love me, deer and horse flies are attracted to my dark, shiny hair, and the sun and I don’t get along very well. I mean, have you seen how pale I am??

Even though I’m not the biggest fan of being outside, it was really pleasant cooking on the grill.

I was able to listen to nature and the sizzle of fat against the grates, while I heartily anticipated the next breeze to wash over me. It was hot, kids.

You would think I’m a big nature person, considering how many flower pics I put out on my Instagram. Nature photography is different, for some reason. Put me behind a camera and its one of my favorite things to take pictures of!

Which, by the way, go follow me on Instagram! I’ve been more active lately and those who do follow me get some pretty cool BTS, including sneak peaks like this one I put out on Wednesday night that has the honey soy sauce pork ribs in them… 

Yes, if you were looking at the picture you would see that there are little pieces of pork hiding in the corner of the grill. Little did I know that I was about to taste something absolutely amazing.  

Honey Soy Sauce Pork Grill Marks

These were gluten free, dairy free, nut free, and questionably paleo honey soy sauce pork ribs.

Side note though, is there anyone who can tell me if honey is paleo? The internet was not giving me a definitive answer! Let me know in the comments.

As soon as one of the ribs was done cooking, I pulled off a chunk of the meat and ate it. I understand this violates the resting meat rule, but did you see those suckers back there?? They were just screaming to be eaten.

Country Style Ribs
Isn’t that just lovely marbling??

For these honey soy sauce pork ribs, you don’t necessarily need the rib cut.

For my recipe testing, I used country-style pork ribs. They were what I had on hand, but they worked perfectly! They had great marbling (as you can see above) and they were a relatively inexpensive cut of meat. 

A piece of meat with a little bit of marbling, however, should do just fine. If you find a different cut of meat on sale or you prefer a different cut, don’t let me hold you back! Use what you see fit.

The marbling (i.e., the fat content inside the meat cut), however, is important. One very simple fact: fat=flavor! Steer clear of a pork chop for this one because all of the fat is around the edge of the meat.

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Look at those little buggers marinating…

With all of this being said, honey soy sauce pork ribs are very easy.

You know I want to make your life easier! The ribs have 4 ingredients and 2-minute prep time. After that, it’s just a matter of keeping an eye on the grill!

I haven’t tried this recipe in an oven, but I intend to. If you try them in the oven, let me know how they came out in the comments!

And remember, be sure to follow me on Instagram!

Cheers dears!


Honey Soy Sauce Pork Ribs | Food Drinks Life

Honey Soy Sauce Pork Ribs

With 4 ingredients and minimal work, you have to try these honey soy sauce pork ribs!

Yields: 3 servings

  • 3 country-style pork ribs, or about 1 lb. of pork
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp. honey
  • 2 Tbsp. soy sauce
  • 1/4 tsp. Chinese 5-spice powder

in a microwaveable bowl, pour in soy sauce and honey. Microwave for 20-30 seconds on high. Stir in 5-spice.

Place pork ribs into a bowl or container. Pour mixture over the top. Flip meat around in the mixture until thoroughly coated. If you have time, allow pork to sit in the mixture for 20-30 minutes.

Heat grill to medium heat (about 400⁰F). Place meat on the diagonal (for those beautiful grill marks!).

Cook for about 4 minutes on each side, or until meat reaches desired temperature. I recommend at least 165⁰F. Cooking time will vary according to the different sizes and cuts of meat. If meat is beginning to char and it is not at the correct temperature, place it on indirect heat until the meat is done.

Set aside to rest before digging in!

  • Preparation time: 2 minutes
  • Cook time: 15 minutes
  • Total time: 17-20 minutes

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  1. Sounds yummy. Where do you find the Chinese five spice? I haven’t seen it in my local food stores for some time and I’m almost out. I’ll try it in an oven soon. My guess 375 for an hour will do. Christopher

    1. yes, please let me know how it came out in the oven! and i bought mine at a Chinese grocery store in my area, though I do believe I have seen it at regular grocery stores as well.

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