Growing up I ate a lot of ribs with my dad, he would spend hours prepping them in the oven and then on the bbq. As a kid it was one of my favourite meals but not something I make often because of how much work goes into them! I am what you call a picky eater, and when it comes to ribs I am extra fussy. I rarely order them in a restaurant because I just don’t enjoy the flavour (they are never as good as what my dad would make).

My friend Deanne shared her 5 hour rib recipe with me years ago, I was skeptical because I had never made ribs entirely in the oven and the sauce was very different then what I was used to! They have become my favourite rib recipe (sorry dad) and everyone we serve them to LOVES them! In fact we just WON a rib contest with this recipe!

I like quick and easy recipes that don’t require a ton of fancy ingredients, this one takes time but is easy to make! I’ve altered the original recipe with cooking times so now they are 4 hour ribs, enjoy!

4 Hour Ribs


  • 1 cup soya sauce
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4  cup sesame oil
  • 1/4 cup sweet chili sauce
  • 4 chopped green onions
  • 4-5 cloves of garlic
  • 1 tbsp shaved ginger
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tbsp cornstarch (added at the end)
  • 2 racks of baby back pork ribs
  1. Bring ingredients to a boil and simmer for a few minutes. Add in cornstarch to thicken sauce, it will thicken up as it is cooking on the ribs as well.
  2. Clean ribs and place them in a glass baking dish (we cut a rack in half to make them fit)
  3. Pour sauce over ribs (there will be enough sauce for 2 racks of ribs)
  4. Bake at 325 degrees for 4 hours covered with foil
  5. Flip the ribs once per hour and glaze with sauce
  6. Uncover ribs for the last hour of cooking
  7. Glaze the ribs with extra sauce and let them stand before serving