Best Teriyaki Red Cherry Glazed Pork Ribs

I promise this is one of the best pork dishes you will ever taste.

Umami from the soy, sweetness from the sugar, a bit of zing from the ginger, and then extra sweet-bitter redness from the cherries make this melt-in-your-mouth pork out of this world.

My favorite Sunday dinner dish, I just remade this with fresh red cherries, which gave the meat a richer, redder flavor and shine.

If you like glazed meat, try this easy dish. You may definitely omit the cherries, but I found them again this time of year, and they added an amazing depth of sweet flavor.

A perfect Sunday dinner to start off the New Year 2022, I served this with buttered baked yams and a fresh green salad.

Enjoy and Happy New Year!

Teriyaki Red Cherry Glazed Pork Ribs

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours
Servings 4


  • 6 country pork ribs
  • 1 pound fresh red cherries pitted and split in half
  • 12 tbsp soy sauce divided
  • 10 tbsp white sugar divided
  • 1 1 inch piece fresh ginger root peeled and grated
  • 2 1/2 cups beef broth divided
  • 4 scallions diced
  • 1/2 tsp sesame seeds


  • To each of two heavy-bottomed skillets add 6 tbsp soy sauce and 5 tbsp sugar
  • Heat over low and dissolve sugar
  • Add half of the ginger, 1/2 of the cherries, and top with 3 pork ribs
  • Top each pan with enough beef broth to nearly submerge ribs, adding water as needed to ensure ribs are nearly submerged
  • Heat each pan of ribs to boiling, then reduce heat and cover
  • Simmer on low for one and 1/2 hours
  • Remove lids and skim cherries which should be floating on top of simmered liquid. Leave ribs in pans, turning once
  • Place cherries in a blender along with 1/2 cup of liquid from one pan and blend until smooth
  • Pour 1/2 of cherry liquid emulsion into each pan, increase heat to medium, and cook with remaining liquid about 30 minutes
  • Liquid will thicken and become sticky
  • As sauce thickens, turn ribs several times to coat with glaze
  • Once sauce is completely sticky and fully coating ribs, remove ribs to platter
  • Sprinkle with diced fresh diced scallions and sesame seeds as desired