Pork Riblets With Marinade Recipe

I don’t usually don’t buy pork riblets because there never seems to be enough meat on them. However the other day I came across a good deal for them and I cannot pass up a good price when it comes to food shopping.

The riblet used to be thrown out by butchers at one time, but have become popular due to their great taste and lower price.

Pork Riblets
Pork Riblets | Source

Cook Time

Prep time: 15 min
Cook time: 1 hour
Ready in: 1 hour 15 min
Yields: Serves 4 people

Please Note:

Cooking and prep time does not include the three hours that the riblets need to be refrigerated for in the marinade.

Marinade for Pork Riblets

  • 1-cup low sodium chicken broth
  • 2 Tbs. low sodium Soya sauce
  • 2 Tbs. Honey
  1. Mix up the marinade and pour over pork riblets in glass dish or marinating dish.
  2. Cover and refrigerate for at least 3 hours, longer if you wish. After 1 ½ hours flip the riblets over to make sure they get well marinated.


Ingredients Needed

  • 3-4 pounds of Pork Riblets
  • Chicken Broth
  • Soya Sauce
  • Honey
  • Italian Salad Dressing
  • Ginger
  • Dijon Mustard


An hour before you want to serve dinner, foil line a baking dish (easier for clean up)

Preheat oven to 350°F

Basting Sauce

  1. Mix ½ cup of Italian low calorie salad dressing with 1 tsp ginger and 2 Tsp Dijon mustard and whisk to mix.
  2. Place riblets into baking dish meaty side up. Brush the basting sauce onto the riblets and cook in oven for 45 – 60 min.

Pork riblets with brown rice and salad
Pork riblets with brown rice and salad | Source

This was the first time that I used this recipe and I was not sure how it would taste because I just looked in the fridge and thought okay I'll use this, this and this. My family really enjoyed the riblets and my husband was looking for more. This recipe fed four people.

These riblets would be great on the barbeque and since there is not a lot of meat on them, they would grill fairly fast.

Along with the riblets I served brown rice and a salad.

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always exploring 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

Thank you Susan.


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Just Ask Susan 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

When I marinated them I did it for 3 hours but I really think overnight would be even better.


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always exploring 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

Susan, how long do you marenade, is overnight too much? Thank you.


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Just Ask Susan 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Ruby, You are very welcome :)


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always exploring 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

This looks really good Susan. I love pork ribs. Thank you


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RealHousewife 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO

I loved the black plates so much I bought a whole set in black from Target. They were so heavy when I took them out of the box! I ended up giving them away because they were too heavy for the girls to carry safely! I only have a 2 piece set of the C & B set:(


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Just Ask Susan 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Cardisa, I may just do that, thanks :)


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Cardisa 5 years ago from Jamaica

Great, that is a recipe in itself Susan, you need to post that salad on a separate hub, with your favorite dressing.


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Just Ask Susan 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Stephanie, Yes very easy to make and hope you enjoy it.

Spirit Whisperer, Enjoy and you are welcome.

Cardisa, The salad is quite a mixture. I have been on a diet lately so I have been trying to make the salad portion of the meal zippy and interesting. It consists of a spring mix of arugula, spinach, romaine, tomato, baby carrots, radishes, mushrooms, cucumber, onion, a few hot peppers and beets. Then I add a vinaigrette dressing to it.


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Cardisa 5 years ago from Jamaica

Looks really tasty Susan, I am curious about the salad too!


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Spirit Whisperer 5 years ago from Isle of Man

I love pork and this definitely is a recipe I will be trying. Sounds scrumptious. Thank you.


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Stephanie Henkel 5 years ago from USA

This looks like an easy and tasty way to make ribs. I'm going to try it soon -- maybe on the grill as you suggest.


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Just Ask Susan 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Gordon and Will here is what a riblet is from wikipedia:

"A riblet is an alternative to ribs. The actual riblet is the portion of a loin back rib (or baby back rib) that is cut off at the top (nearest the back bone) to give the rib a more uniform look. Loin back ribs don't always have this removed. When not removed they have a rounded look to them and are often referred to as baby back ribs". Hope this helps.


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barbergirl28 5 years ago from Hemet, Ca

Oh yeah - and they always get stuck in your teeth.. ha ha! Can't win... but they are mighty tasty! LOL


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WillStarr 5 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

I too had never heard of riblets! Must be a Canadian thing.


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Gordon Hamilton 5 years ago from Wishaw, Lanarkshire, United Kingdom

These look delicious, Susan. I have to be honest in that riblet is not a word I have ever heard before. Isn't it amazing, the transAtlantic differences, in food alone? :)

I am not sure if any butcher over here would serve a piece of meat like this - but I will certainly ask!! :) Thanks!


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Just Ask Susan 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

barbergirl I know what you mean about ribs but they are so good. This recipe is pretty good but like I said not a lot of meat on riblets. I do love to cook.

drbj Let me know if you like these.


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drbj 5 years ago from south Florida

Yummy, Susan. This riblet redeipe looks remarkable. Will try it ... one day. Thanks for sharing it.


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barbergirl28 5 years ago from Hemet, Ca

This sounds pretty good. I am not usually a fan of ribs... I hate chewing the meat off... I feel so cavewoman like doing that. And the mess... ha ha - sounds good - you are very much a chef!


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Just Ask Susan 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

A.A. Thanks so much.


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A.A. Zavala 5 years ago from Texas

Absolutely delicious! I love the dish, the dishes, the presentation. Awesome!


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Just Ask Susan 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

RH These Corelle plates are ovenproof but I find them a tad bit too big. They are called Hearthstone by Corelle. I think I bought them at Wal-Mart. The bowls are really great though and larger than what you normally get with a set.

K9, thanks so much and let me know how you like them.

Will, Thanks :)


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WillStarr 5 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

I'll have to try this! Sounds great.


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K9keystrokes 5 years ago from Northern, California

Susan this "pork riblet recipe" looks simply yummy! And seems so easy to make. Anything with ginger is okay by me. I like that you reminded us that this cut of rib has an even better asset than just really good flavor; low cost! Brilliant ingredients for a 'this, this, and this' meal. Creative and on my menu for this week! Up and awesome my friend.

Cheers~!

K9


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RealHousewife 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO

It's a really cool store - kind of pricey though. My mom bought me a set of Japanese dishes and chose the black plates - they are beautiful!

Side note: I had some corelle plates - and I was down to 1 mismatched plate - so I was always curious about whether or not they would break - you know how they are supposed to be unbreakable? Well I told the girls they could drop it to see if it breaks. They break. Lol!


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Just Ask Susan 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

No I don't think so.


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RealHousewife 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO

I just looked and mine are from Crate and Barrel - do you have one in Canada?


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Just Ask Susan 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

RH, I might just try this recipe with regular pork back ribs. The dishes are Corelle but not the unbreakable kind. Are your Corelle too?


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RealHousewife 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO

Yum! I love ribs and so do the kids. I'll for sure try this one. The marinade sounds delish. Rib lets are fairly pricey here too but I bet this would work well on any kind of rib.

I have black plates exactly like the one in the photo!

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