Slow Cooker Asian Glazed Ribs

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    Total Time
    11hrs 25mins
  • Serves icon
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Tender, fall off the bone ribs in a sweet, sticky glaze. Start in the slow cooker, then paint with the glaze and crisp up under the broiler. The perfect game day appetizer.

recipe updated May 8, 2020


  • Onion icon
    1 (about 140 g)
  • Ginger icon
    2 tbsp (about 11.1 g)
  • Cinnamon stick icon
    Cinnamon stick
    1 (about 4 g)
  • Water icon
    4 cups (about 960 g)
  • Pork ribs icon
    Pork ribs
    1.135 kg (about 1135)
  • White wine vinegar icon
    White wine vinegar
    2 tbsp (about 30 g)
  • Star anise pod icon
    Star anise pod
    4 (about 3 g)
  • Tea icon
  • Soy sauce icon
    Soy sauce
    ¼ cup (about 72 g)
  • Honey icon
    ¼ cup (about 84 g)


  • kCook icon Plastic wrap
  • kCook icon Slow cooker
  • kCook icon Broiler
  • kCook icon Slow cooker bowl
  • kCook icon Baking sheet - 18 x 13"
  • kCook icon Medium bowl
  • kCook icon Small bowl

Step preview

  1. Add onion, ginger, white wine vinegar, star anise pod and cinnamon stick to a clean medium bowl
  2. Cover with plastic wrap
  3. Chill overnight
  4. Get a clean slow cooker bowl
  5. Add tea and water to the slow cooker bowl
  6. Brew - 3 min
  7. Remove
  8. Add pork ribs to the slow cooker bowl
  9. Transfer marinade to slow cooker bowl and cover
  10. Cook in slow cooker - 30 min, high heat
  11. Cook in slow cooker - 8 hr, low heat
  12. Line a clean baking sheet with foil
  13. Pre-heat broiler - medium-high heat
  14. Add soy sauce and honey to a clean small bowl
  15. Mix with tablespoon until well combined
  16. Transfer pork to baking sheet
  17. Transfer glaze to meat evenly
  18. Broil until browned - 15 min, medium-high heat
  19. Serve
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