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Grilled pork ribs topped with sesame seeds and green onions by a bowl of soy sauce.

Honey Soy Grilled Pork Ribs

  • Total Time: 3 hours 10 mins
  • Yield: 4 servings


  • 1 (4-pound) slab Smithfield® Extra Tender St. Louis Style Ribs

For the rub:

  • 2 tablespoons garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 2 teaspoons onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper

For the honey soy sauce:

  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1 tablespoon fresh minced garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • Pinch of cayenne pepper


  • Optional sliced green onions and sesame seeds.


  1. Prepare the rub by stirring rub ingredients together in a small bowl. Set aside.
  2. Rinse ribs and pat dry. Remove the membrane from the back of the slab by slicing into it with a butter knife and pulling to remove (hint: using a paper towel to grab onto the membrane will keep it from slipping your grip).
  3. Cut slab into 6 to 7 rib sections and rub generously with rub. Place on a baking sheet and cover tightly with plastic wrap. Refrigerate for 1 hour.
  4. Prepare honey soy sauce by whisking sauce ingredients together in a small bowl.
  5. Prepare charcoal and brush and oil grill grate when ready to cook. Grill ribs (bone side down) over medium indirect heat (about 325 degrees F) for 1 1/2 to 2 hours, covered.
  6. During the last 30 minutes of grilling, baste with sauce 3 to 4 times.
  7. Remove from grill and garnish with sliced green onions and sesame seeds, if desired.


According to the USDA, the safe minimum internal temperature for pork ribs is 145 °F and allow to rest for at least 3 minutes.

  • Prep Time: 1 hour 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 2 hours
  • Category: Main Course
  • Method: Grill
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: honey soy grilled pork ribs