Gochujang Marinated BBQ Pork Ribs

Gochujang Marinated BBQ Pork Ribs

Hello, hello~Did everyone have a good Thanksgiving??
Ours was good too. Spent the whole day cooking with my mom (sorry, no pictures..we were just way too busy and just a little bit frantic to take pictures) and we finally got to stuff our faces, I’m sorry, eat around 5:30. And boy, did we eat.

My mom and I (with the occasional help from my husband) cooked up various mains and sides including 2 spatchcocked turkeys, one ham, potatoes, green beans, mac n’ cheese, gravy and some other things I honestly cannot remember…

We also had kimchi on the side because you know, you gotta have kimchi.

But my favorite dish of all were these Gochujang Marinated BBQ Pork Ribs. Don’t they sound good? They were AWESOME.

For those of you who don’t know, Gochujang is Korean fermented red pepper paste. It’s made by mixing together fermented soy bean paste and hot red chili pepper flakes and it’s delicious. It’s slightly sweet and yes, it’s spicy, but it works well in marinades as long as there is balance.

We boiled the ribs in water for about 5 minutes to get rid of the scum and fat and then smothered them in the marinade and baked them off in the oven until perfectly tender. Fall off the bone, melt in your mouth tender. It was good. Let’s make it!

Gochujang Marinated BBQ Pork Ribs

Prep Time: 30M | Cook Time: 1.5  2H | Total Time: 2-2.5H

Recipe Author: SavorySeoul


  • 5 pounds pork ribs
  • 2 medium onions
  • 7 cloves garlic
  • 1 inch knob ginger
  • 6 tablespoons gochujang
  • 1/2 cup favorite bbq sauce
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 3 tablespoons sesame oil


  1. Place the pork ribs into a pot and cover with water and bring to a boil. Boil for about 5 minutes and then drain the ribs and rinse well until clean. Set aside and make the sauce.
  2. Chop and mince the garlic and ginger and mix with the gochujang, bbq sauce, honey, soy sauce and sesame oil in a large mixing bowl.
  3. Coarsely chop the onions and scatter on a baking sheet.
  4. Add the cleaned ribs into the sauce mixing bowl and smear the sauce all over until well coated and arrange on the baking sheet and place into a 400 degree preheated oven for about 2 hours.
  5. While the ribs are baking, pour the remaining sauce into a sauce pot and bring to a boil. Use this sauce to baste the ribs as it cooks.
  6. At the 45 minute mark, baste the ribs and cover loosely with foil. Continue to baste and flip the ribs every 20 minutes or so until tender. May take shorter or longer than the 2 hours.



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