Crockpot Sesame Country-Style Ribs
Crockpot country style ribs are cooked with a sweet Asian-inspired sauce. Garnish these succulent pork ribs with sesame seeds and scallions.
- Serves: 6 persons
- ¾cup brown sugar (firmly packed)
- 3tablespoons honey
- ½cup soy sauce
- ½cup ketchup
- 2tablespoons vinegar
- 2large cloves garlic, minced
- 2teaspoons grated fresh ginger (or 1 teaspoon ground ginger)
- 1teaspoon salt
- ¼teaspoon ground cayenne pepper
- 4pounds boneless country style pork ribs
- 1medium onion, sliced
- 1tablespoon cornstarch
- 2tablespoons water
- 2tablespoons toasted sesame seeds
- Optional: 1/4 cup chopped green onion tops
Step 1In a large bowl, combine the brown sugar with the honey, soy sauce, ketchup, vinegar, garlic, ginger, salt, and cayenne pepper. Blend well.
Step 2Add the country-style ribs to the sauce and turn to coat.
Step 3Cut the onion in half lengthwise and slice it thinly. Arrange the sliced onion in the slow cooker; place the ribs and sauce on top of the onion.
Step 4Cover the pot and cook on low for 5 to 7 hours, or until the pork is tender.
Step 5Remove the ribs to a platter and tent with foil to keep warm.
Step 6To thicken the sauce, pour the liquids into a saucepan (strain through a mesh sieve if you want a fairly clear sauce) and boil for about 3 to 5 minutes, or until reduced slightly and the flavors are concentrated. Combine the cornstarch with the 2 tablespoons of water and blend until smooth. Stir the cornstarch "slurry" into the liquids and continue cooking until thickened, stirring constantly.
Step 7Drizzle the sauce over the ribs and then sprinkle with toasted sesame seeds and chopped green onion tops, if using.