Hearty Boys Cilantro-Garlic Ribs | Midwest Living

Hearty Boys Cilantro-Garlic Ribs

Hearty Boys Cilantro-Garlic Ribs

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  • Makes: 2 to 4 servings
  • Prep 20 mins
  • Marinate Up to 24 hrs
  • Grill 12 mins
  • Bake 3 hrs

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  • 2 tablespoons minced garlic
  • 1 large bunch cilantro, washed, leaves coarsely chopped (1 cup)
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 cup reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 1/2 cup Asian sweet chili sauce (from Asian aisle of supermarkets or Asian specialty markets)
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 3 pounds pork back ribs, cut into 2 racks
  • Vegetable oil


  1. In a blender or food processor combine garlic, cilantro, and sugar; blend or process until ingredients form a paste. Add soy sauce, sweet chili sauce, and vegetable oil. Pulse until well combined. Pour the mixture over the ribs in a large glass, plastic, or stainless steel container, turning ribs to coat well. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
  2. Preheat oven to 250 degrees F. Preheat grill. Remove ribs from the sauce, shaking off any excess. Reserve remaining sauce. Place the ribs on the grill meaty side down for 8 minutes. Flip and grill another 4 minutes. Transfer ribs to a 9x13x2-inch baking dish and pour reserved sauce over ribs. Cover with foil and bake 3 hours. Remove and serve immediately. Makes 2 to 4 servings.


  • * Can be found in the Asian section of your market

Nutrition Facts

(Hearty Boys Cilantro-Garlic Ribs)

Servings Per Recipe 2, chol. (mg) 169, Niacin (mg) 9, Fat, total (g) 48, Riboflavin (mg) 1, carb. (g) 2, Thiamin (mg) 1, vit. C (mg) 1, calcium (mg) 71, Polyunsaturated fat (g) 4, Cobalamin (Vit. B12) (µg) 1, Monounsaturated fat (g) 23, Folate (µg) 8, sat. fat (g) 18, Pyridoxine (Vit. B6) (mg) 1, pro. (g) 35, cal. (kcal) 609, vit. A (IU) 97, Potassium (mg) 496, sugar (g) 1, iron (mg) 2, Trans fatty acid (g) 0, sodium (mg) 491, fiber (g) 0

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