These Honey Garlic Ribs come through dripping in sweet and savory honey-garlic sauce. The ribs are are cooked to perfection with sous-vide and finished in my Ninja Foodi for a delicious bark.
Gather the ingredients.
- 1 Rack of Spare Ribs
- 2 tbsp. Cherrywood Smoked Salt
- ½ tsp. Pink Curing Salt
- Weber Honey Garlic Rub
- 2 tbsp. Pecan Liquid Smoke
- ¼ cup Soy Sauce
- ¼ cup Texas Honey
- ¼ cup Brown Sugar
- 1 tsp. Black Pepper
- ½ tbsp. Garlic
- ½ tbsp. Ginger
- Joule Sous Vide Cooker
- Sous Vide Container
- Ninja Foodi Grill or Oven
Let’s go to work.
- Mix salt and pink salt and make sure they are combined.
- Cut the rack in half to fit inside the smoker, and season each half evenly. The pink salt is optional but is essential to creating a “smoke ring.”
- Let the ribs rest in the salt brine for about 10 minutes.
- Combine everything except the rub in a saucepan on medium heat and mix well.
- Once the glaze is heated through and well combined, mop the ribs all over with it.
- Place the ribs in ziplock-style bags and cook for four hours at 162 °F.
- Remove the ribs from the bags, and mop again with more of the glaze.
- Use your favorite rub (I use Weber’s Honey Garlic rub), and dust the ribs all over, being sure to get it in all the cracks and crevices.
- Preheat the Ninja Foodi Grill to “Air Fry” at 400 °F; however, you can also do this in the oven under the broiler.
- Set the ribs in the air fry basket, and let them crisp up until they develop a beautiful bark, about 5–10 minutes.
- ‘Nuff said! Pull those Honey Garlic Ribs out of the Foodi/oven, glaze them one last time, let them rest for a few minutes, then cut them up and enjoy!