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Joy Sauce Glazed Barbeque Ribs

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Prep Time

45 minutes


Cook Time

20 minutes


Total Time

1 hour, 5 minutes

kikkoman products used:


Rib Brine
2 cups Kikkoman® Umami Joy Sauce
1 cup dark brown sugar
2 tablespoons smoked paprika
1 tablespoon black pepper
1 tablespoon ground cumin
1 tablespoon dried oregano
1 teaspoon ground coriander
1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
1 rack baby back pork ribs, about 3 pounds

Mix for Joyful Barbeque Sauce
2 tablespoons water
1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
Joyful Barbeque Sauce
¾ cup Kikkoman® Umami Joy Sauce
¾ cup dark brown sugar
¼ cup plus 2 tablespoons ketchup
¼ cup apple cider vinegar
1 teaspoon chili powder
1 teaspoon yellow mustard
1 teaspoon onion powder
½ teaspoon smoked paprika
½ teaspoon garlic powder


Prepare Ribs:
1. Combine rib brine ingredients with one gallon of water in an 8 quart pot.
2. Cut the rack of ribs into 2-3 equal parts and fully submerge in the brine.
3. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer, covered, for 30 minutes.
4. While ribs are boiling, make sauce.

Make Joyful Barbeque Sauce:

1. In a small bowl, stir together mix for Joyful barbeque sauce ingredients (flour and water) until dissolved. Set aside.
1. In a small saucepan, whisk together Joyful Barbeque Sauce ingredients. Bring sauce to a boil over medium heat, stirring occasionally. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer for 10 minutes, stirring regularly until reduced by half. 2. After reducing, add water and flour mixture to the saucepan and stir for 1 minute.

3. Remove saucepan from heat, set aside and let cool.

Bake Ribs:
1. Preheat oven to 400°F. Line a baking pan with aluminum foil and cover with a baking rack.
2. Drain ribs in a colander, and place prepared ribs on the prepared baking sheet. Using a pastry brush, brush with a heavy coating of barbeque sauce (approximately ¼ cup).
3. Bake on the middle rack for 20 minutes.
4. When the ribs have finished baking, remove them from the oven and allow to rest for 10 minutes before cutting.
5. Coat cut ribs with additional barbeque sauce and serve ribs with remaining sauce on the side.


Even people who love soy sauce and use it all the time are often surprised to learn what it is and how it’s made. We make ours from just four simple ingredients—water, soybeans, wheat, and salt. Those ingredients are transformed through a traditional brewing process—much like making wine or beer—that has remained unchanged for centuries.


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