Will not be dry or hard: what to stew pork ribs in to make them soft

Iryna MelnichenkoFood
Ribs in a pan recipe. Source: Screenshot from Oksana Pashko's YouTube video

Pork ribs can be fried, boiled, or used to make borscht. To prevent stewed and fried ribs from being tough, cooks recommend adding honey, soy sauce, tomato paste, and beer.

How to cook ribs properly to make them soft

Chef Valerii Ponomar shared a recipe on Instagram for soft, juicy pork ribs cooked in beer and honey.



  • pork ribs - 2 kg
  • garlic - 2 cloves.
  • ginger - 1 tsp.
  • onions - 3 pcs.
  • dark beer - 200 ml
  • water - 100 ml
  • salt and pepper - to taste
  • honey - 1 tbsp
  • thyme - 1 sprig

Method of preparation:

1. Remove the white film from the ribs and fry in vegetable oil until golden brown. Fry garlic, ginger and a lot of onion in the same pan for about 4-5 minutes.

Fried ribs

2. Put the ribs on top of the onion, pour in beer and water, add thyme and cover. Simmer for 1 hour and 20 minutes.

Ribs in beer

3. Lower the heat, remove the lid and add spices.

Ready-made dish

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