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Slow Cooker Asian Ribs

Tender, fall-off-the-bone baby back ribs coated with sticky Asian inspired sauce. Cooked in a slow cooker and then baked to perfection! So flavorful and delicious!
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: asian
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 4 hours 10 minutes
Total Time: 4 hours 30 minutes
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 462kcal
Author: MinShien


  • 3 lbs pork baby back ribs
  • vegetable oil spray
  • green onions chopped


  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 2 tsp rice wine
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 5 tsp cornstarch


  • Making the sauce. Combine water and 3 tsp of cornstarch (note: save the other 2 tsp for later), then add to pot. Also, add soy sauce, brown sugar, garlic, rice wine, and honey. Bring to boil.
  • Stir continueously, and let it boiled for a few minutes until sauce thickens slightly. Then remove from heat.
  • Making the ribs. Cut the rack of ribs into two or three sections so that it will fit into slow cooker easily.
  • Spray slow cooker with vegetable oil. Brush sauce generously all over ribs, then add a few tablespoon of sauce to the bottom of the slow cooker so that there is a thin layer of liquid. Add ribs to slow cooker, then pour the rest of the sauce into slow cooker.
  • Cook on high for 4 hours. Halfway through cooking, rearrange ribs so that they are submerged in the sauce. This will ensure ribs are evenly infused with the yummy sauce. Note: You may need to rearrange a few times to make sure all the ribs take turns being submerged in sauce.
  • When ribs are done, pre-heat oven to 400 degrees F. Transfer ribs from slow cooker onto a baking pan lined with aluminium foil (for easy cleanup).
  • Pour the sauce in the slow cooker to a pot. Remove a few tablespoons of sauce form the pot to a small bowl and add 2 tsp of corn starch to the bowl. Mix well, then add sauce + cornstach back into the pot.
  • Bring sauce to a boil on stovetop, stir continuously, and keep cooking until sauce thickens. Remove pot from heat.
  • Brush sauce generously all over ribs. Then bake ribs for 7 minutes.
  • Cut ribs into smaller pieces and garnish with green onions. Serve with the remaining sauce. Enjoy!


Calories: 462kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Protein: 29g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 10g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 99mg | Sodium: 1212mg | Potassium: 434mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 30g | Vitamin A: 32IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 69mg | Iron: 2mg
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