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Paleo 5 Spice Honey Garlic Oven Baked Ribs - Sticky, sweet, healthier ribs that are gluten free, Paleo and made in the oven. These fall RIGHT OFF THE BONE! | Foodfaithfitness.com | @FoodFaithFit

Paleo Oven Baked Ribs with 5 Spice and Honey Garlic Glaze

These oven baked ribs fall RIGHT off the bone and are so easy to make! They're sticky, spicy, whole30 and paleo friendly. They're sure to be a hit!
Course Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine Asian
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 3 hours
Total Time 3 hours 15 minutes
Servings 1
Author Taylor


For the Ribs:

  • 1 rack Zaycon Foods Pork Loin Back Ribs membrane removed *
  • 4 tsps Chinese 5 spice
  • salt
  • pepper

For the Sauce:

  • 1/2 Cup Honey
  • 1/4 Cup + 2 Tbsp Chicken Broth
  • 1 tsp White vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp + 2 tspsCoconut Aminos or Soy Sauce if not paleo
  • 1/2 tsp Sesame oil
  • 2 tsp Ginger diced
  • 1 Tbsp Garlic minced
  • Cilantro for garnish
  • Diced Green onion for garnish


  • Place the rack of ribs on a large piece of tinfoil and rub with the Chinese 5 spice (about 2 tsps per each side of the ribs) and salt and pepper. Wrap tightly in the foil and refrigerate overnight.
  • The next day, heat your oven to 250 degrees and line a roasting panwith tinfoil. Place a large cooling rack in the center.
  • Place the ribs, bone-side up, into the roasting pan and cover the pan tightly with tinfoil. Roast until the ribs are tender and fall off the bone, about 2 1/2 - 3 1/2 hours. Mine were perfect at 3 hours.
  • While the ribs cook, combine all of the sauce ingredients (not the cilantro or green onion) in a large saucepan and bring to a boil on high heat. The boil the sauce, stirring constantly, until it just begins to reduce, about 5 minutes. Remove from the heat, cover and let come to room temperature.
  • Once the ribs are cooked, remove them from the oven and preheat your broiler for 5 minutes. Once the broiler is heated, flip the ribs over so that the meaty side is up, and brush generously with half of the cooled glaze.
  • Place the ribs under the broiler and cook until a nice crust forms, about 5-6 minutes.
  • Remove the ribs from the oven and brush with remaining glaze. Cover the pan with tinfoil, and let the ribs rest for 10 minutes.


*If you don't know how to remove the membrane, click HERE for a great video!