Asian Inspired Slow Cooker Ribs

Andy Anderson !


Hey… It’s Saturday… and I’m playing around in the test kitchen.

I love ribs… grilled, baked, whatever… I love ribs.

These were an experiment that turned out pretty dang good, so here you go.

So, you ready… let’s get into the kitchen.

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20 Min
6 Hr
Slow Cooker Crock Pot


2 Tbsp
chinese five spice powder
2 Tbsp
light brown sugar
1 Tbsp
kosher salt or 2 teaspoons table salt
3-4 lb
spare ribs or baby back ribs
1/2 c
filtered water


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1Gather your ingredients.

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2Mix the spices together in a small bowl.

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3Use your fingers to break up the brown sugar… A chef’s best tools are his/her hands.

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4Remove the silver skin, by cutting under it, and then using a paper towel to grab and pull it off the ribs.

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5Cut the ribs into sections that will fit into your slow cooker.

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6Sprinkle the spices onto the ribs and rub.

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7Add the water to the slow cooker.

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8Add the ribs.

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9Cook on low for about 6 hours.

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10Chef’s Tip: At the end of the 6 hours, the rib meat should be tender and separate easily from the bone.

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11Slice the ribs into individual pieces, and add some sauce.

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12Serve while still warm. Enjoy.

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13Keep the faith, and keep cooking.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Pork
Main Ingredient: Pork
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Heirloom