Hoisin Barbecued Ribs (Charcoal Grill Version)

Hoisin Barbecued Ribs (Charcoal Grill Version)
Photo by Scott Phillips


  • 1 Tbs. Asian sesame oil
  • 2 tsp. freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 Tbs. ancho chile powder
  • 2 racks St. Louis-style spareribs (3 to 3-½ lb. each) OR 3 racks baby back ribs (2 to 2-½ lb. each)
  • 2 tsp. five-spice powder
  • 2 cups hickory wood chips
  • 1⁄3 cup mild chili sauce (such as Del Monte or Heinz)
  • + 5 more ingredients
    • 2 Tbs. rice vinegar
    • 1 Tbs. kosher salt
    • 3⁄4 cup lager beer (such as Heineken)
    • 1 Tbs. ground cumin
    • 3⁄4 cup hoisin sauce

Soak the wood chips in water for about 1 hour. Slide the blade of a dinner knife under the thin, translucent silverskin that covers the bone side of each rack (note that some racks are sold with the silverskin already removed). Lift and loosen the membrane until you can grab it with a paper towel...

View full recipe at Fine Cooking


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