Honey Spareribs, Irish Style

READY IN: 1hr 40mins


  • 5
    lbs pork spareribs
  • Sauce
  • 13
    cup honey
  • 1
    tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1
    onion, peeled and sliced
  • 1
    garlic clove, minced
  • 4
    cups chicken stock (homemade or canned)
  • 12
    cup demi-glace (or concentrated chicken broth)
  • 1
    cup Irish whiskey
  • 2
    tablespoons ketchup
  • 1
    lemon, juice of


  • Spareribs:
  • Put ribs in a large pot or Dutch oven and cover with cold water. Bring to a boil, then cover and reduce heat to simmer. Cook until fork-tender, about 1 hour, skimming water occasionally to remove foam. Transfer to a large baking pan. Preheat oven to 350°.
  • Sauce:
  • In a medium saucepan over medium heat, cook onion and garlic in oil until soft, about 3 minutes. Stir in remaining ingredients except demi-glace or concentrated chicken broth and bring to a boil. Cook until sauce reduces by half, 10 to 15 minutes. Stir in the demi-glace or concentrated chicken broth.
  • Baking:
  • Pour half the sauce over the ribs and bake, turning once, until the ribs begin to brown, 30 to 40 minutes. Serve 4 or more ribs per person with remaining sauce. Serves 4 to 6.