Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Slow Cooker Asian Pork Ribs

Slow Cooker Asian Ribs
     I was walking through my local grocery store and looking for something quick and easy to make.  I came across the meat department and saw that the butcher had Country Pork Ribs on sale.  You know the ones, the cuts of pork from the rib end side of the loin with no bone. Typically they hold a lot of meat on them and are usually very affordable.  I grabbed a pack of seven and thought to myself that they would be great with a homemade Asian inspired sauce and slow cooked in my Crockpot. What could be easier?  Make the sauce the night before and right before work toss into the Crockpot the ribs and pour in the sauce, place the lid on it, and go to work.  Once I return home dinner would be ready and all I would need to do is cook some side of rice and a vegetable. The pork was extremely tender, juicy, and packed with tons of flavor.  I will definitely be making this again and adding it to my list of repeat dishes.  Give it a try: Slow Cooked Asian Pork Ribs

  • 7 country style cut pork ribs
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 1 tbs chili paste
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 1 tsp diced ginger
  • 1 tbs oyster sauce
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1 clove diced garlic
  • 1 tbs rice wine

     Combine all ingredients minus the ribs in a bowl and stir together until dissolved and combined.  Place all ribs into a crock pot until packed in. Pour the liquid mixture over the ribs and turn the crock pot on low.  Allow to cook for roughly 7 hours.  You will be completely amazed out how well these ribs just fall apart. The juice is almost completely absorbed and what isn't makes a great drizzle over some nice rice. The citrus combined with the Asian flavors complement each other. The ribs are sweet, salty, and flavorful.  You will definitely make this again and again. It's so easy, just throw it all in before you go to work and when you come home it is all ready to consume. Serves 2-4.


  1. These ribs look delicious. What a great idea to throw them into a crock pot!!

  2. They cook very easily in there. Thanks Betsy!