Asian Beef Ribs Recipe

Spicy sweet asian beef ribs with a secret ingredient! Today’s beef ribs recipe not only delivers on flavor, it’s a great way to break in your grill this season.

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Secretly, I’ve been grilling all year long… even in the dead of winter.

Yet, I hear rumors that some of you have yet to pull the cover of your grill in 2014.

Well my friends, it’s time!

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So to inspire you to crank up the backyard flames, I’ve got an amazing beef ribs recipe that will set the bar high for all your other grilled favorites.

My asian-inspired beef ribs and brushed with a tangy glaze made with seasoned soy sauce, fish sauce, sriracha, garlic… and Musselman’s Apple Butter. Surprise!

You would not believe the level of depth and richness that apple butter can give to grilled ribs. Apple butter on ribs is a must-try this grilling season. The thick texture provides the most amazing bark on the outside of the ribs, sealing in all the juicy flavors.

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And the dark fruity flavor of apple butter mixed with exotic asian ingredients? To die for.


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I like to start this “grilled” beef ribs recipe in the oven. You can certainly grilled them the first few hours on low heat, but I find it’s easier to control the time and juiciness by baking the ribs first.

Then I brush the beef ribs with my special apple butter glaze, a second time, and grill them over high heat to form and crusty bark on the outside.

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What you end up with is a beefy pile and crisp, juicy, fall-off-the-bone, melt-in-your-mouth, spicy-sweet goodness that you can’t stop eating. This beef ribs recipe is fight-over-the-last-rib, even battered-and-beaten-but-still-the-winner, good.

And yes, there will be finger licking.

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Serve these beef ribs with your favorites southern sides, or get even more adventurous and try them with a side of kimchi.

Either way, your tastebuds (and family) will thank you.

Asian Beef Ribs Recipe

Yield: 8-10 servings

Prep Time:10 minutes

Cook Time:3 1/2 hours

5 / 5 (3 Reviews)
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  • 6 lbs. beef ribs
  • 1 cup Mussleman’s Apple Butter
  • 1/3 cup seasoned soy sauce (like Golden Mountain)
  • 2 Tb. sriracha
  • 2 Tb. fish sauce
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 cup sliced green onions for garnish
  • 3 cups kimchi for garnish (optional)


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Place the beef ribs in a large roasting pan and pat dry.
  2. Then mix the Musselman’s Apple Butter, seasoned soy, sriracha, fish sauce, and garlic in a medium bowl. Brush half of the sauce over the ribs and safe the rest for later. Cover tightly with foil and bake for 3 hours, until the meat easily pulls off the bone.
  3. Preheat the grill to high heat. Allow the beef ribs to rest for 15 minutes, then cut them apart between the bones. Brush them with more sauce and grill the ribs for 5-10 minutes per side until and crust or “bark” forms on the outside. Sprinkle with green onions, and serve warm, with a side of kimchi.
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Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Musselman’s Apple Butter. All opinions are my own.


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20 comments on “Asian Beef Ribs Recipe

  1. Andreaposted March 4, 2015 at 8:44 pm Reply

    Okay, we modified just a tiny bit…We used pork baby back ribs and left out the fish sauce since we didn’t have any on hand….lemme say, these ribs are better than any I’ve EVER tasted! The family LOVED them. A little rice and Kimchee compliments the meal. Definitely adding this to our rotation!!! TYVM!!!

    Rating: 5
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  4. Crisposted June 17, 2014 at 2:29 pm Reply

    Juicy recipe. I use a much thinner glaze; will have to try this apple butter, especially as a marinade! By the way, I love your Villeroy and Boch dishes! You always choose the perfect combination for displaying the food.

    Rating: 5
  5. sarah-chaposted June 13, 2014 at 12:46 pm Reply

    I bet this would be even more delicious on pork ribs and chops…since Apple and pork are the best combo ever!

  6. Marla Meridithposted June 13, 2014 at 5:33 am Reply

    Mmmmmm! Can I have a plate of these for breakfast?!

  7. capturing joy with kristen dukeposted June 11, 2014 at 7:45 am Reply

    I love ribs, but I’ve had a hard time making them, anxious to try this recipe!

  8. Julia | JuliasAlbum.composted June 9, 2014 at 12:43 pm Reply

    Love spiced up, homemade ribs! Sriracha rocks! These look wonderful, and Asian flavors work so well with beef.

  9. Jenny Flakeposted June 9, 2014 at 1:29 pm Reply

    What a great dinner recipe idea! Love it!

    Rating: 5
  10. Gabyposted June 9, 2014 at 9:36 am Reply

    I must have these at our next bbq!

  11. Naomiposted June 9, 2014 at 9:15 am Reply

    Yes, it’s time to pull off that cover! Love this recipe

  12. Miss @ Miss in the Kitchenposted June 9, 2014 at 9:34 am Reply

    I love this flavor combo! I need to make these soon!

  13. Amandaposted June 9, 2014 at 8:19 am Reply

    OMG these look so good. Definitely putting these on the grill next pool party! :)

  14. Lauren @ Climbing Grier Mountainposted June 9, 2014 at 7:48 am Reply

    Mmmmm…..I know what I am having tonight! These look killer!

  15. Heather Christoposted June 9, 2014 at 7:31 am Reply

    these ribs look absolutely amazing!!

  16. Mariaposted June 9, 2014 at 7:24 am Reply

    Love sweet and spicy!

  17. Julie @ Table for Twoposted June 9, 2014 at 7:17 am Reply

    Wow! Look at those ribs! The flavors sound awesome!

  18. Tieghanposted June 9, 2014 at 6:53 am Reply

    These look so great! My family would love them!

  19. Jeanette | Jeanette's Healthy Livingposted June 9, 2014 at 6:22 am Reply

    Great idea using apple butter in the marinade Sommer!

  20. Jennaposted June 9, 2014 at 6:21 am Reply

    I bet that apple butter Asian glaze is amazing!!! Adding these to my grilling list!