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Let Your Slow Cooker Do All The Work With These Asian Inspired Spare Ribs

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With these Asian-inspired spare ribs, let your slow cooker do the work in maximizing flavor and tenderness in the meat. Blend up the sauce and throw your ribs into a slow cooker - allow to cook for 4 hours and don't skip reducing the sauce to make it nice and sticky. In no time you'll have a meal that will excite your taste buds and have you licking your fingers!

Serve on a bed of white rice with some green veggies for a complete feast for lunch or dinner. This is perfect to bring to a potluck meal or for supper at home.

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  • 2 racks spare ribs, trimmed (about 4 pounds)
  • 1/4 cup coarsely chopped peeled ginger
  • 6 garlic cloves
  • 1/2 cup hoisin sauce
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon molasses
  • 1 tablespoon Chinese chile-garlic sauce, sambal oelek or other Asian chile sauce
  • 1/2 cup water


On a cutting board, cut the racks into individual ribs and transfer to a 4- to 6-quart slow cooker.

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In a blender, combine the ginger, garlic, hoisin sauce, honey, soy sauce, molasses, chile-garlic sauce and the water; puree until smooth.

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Pour the mixture over the ribs and toss to evenly coat.

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Cook, covered, on high for 4 hours, until the meat is tender but not falling off the bones.

Transfer the ribs to a foil-lined baking sheet. Strain the pan juices into a medium-size saucepan and spoon off as much fat as possible. Boil the pan juices until syrupy and reduced to 3/4 cup, about 5 minutes. Transfer to a bowl.

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Preheat the broiler and position a rack 8-inches from the heat. Brush the ribs with some of the sauce and broil until caramelized, about 5 minutes, turning once or twice.

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Transfer to a platter and drizzle with any remaining sauce. Serve and enjoy!

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