Crockpot Sesame Country-Style Ribs

Sesame Country Style Ribs
Diana Rattray
Prep: 15 mins
Cook: 6 hrs
Total: 6 hrs 15 mins
Servings: 6 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
955 Calories
42g Fat
55g Carbs
86g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 6
Amount per serving
Calories 955
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 42g 54%
Saturated Fat 15g 73%
Cholesterol 262mg 87%
Sodium 1622mg 71%
Total Carbohydrate 55g 20%
Dietary Fiber 2g 6%
Protein 86g
Calcium 161mg 12%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

These country-style pork ribs are slow cooked to perfection with a delicious sauce mixture. The Asian-style sauce is a sublime combination of honey, soy sauce, ginger, and garlic. Some vinegar adds sweet-sour flavor, and ketchup gives the sauce body.

Are you always looking for ways to add vegetables to your family's diet? Go ahead and add some sliced or matchstick carrots to the crock pot along with the onions, if you'd like. Or add some red or green bell pepper strips about 45 minutes before serving time.

To make a tasty meal, serve the pork and sauce with hot cooked rice or Asian-style noodles along with a green vegetable, such as spinach, broccoli, or green beans.


  • 3/4 cup brown sugar (firmly packed)
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons vinegar
  • 2 large cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 teaspoons grated fresh ginger (or 1 teaspoon ground ginger)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper
  • 4 pounds boneless country style pork ribs
  • 1 medium onion, sliced
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 2 tablespoons toasted sesame seeds
  • Optional: 1/4 cup chopped green onion tops

Steps to Make It

  1. In a large bowl, combine the brown sugar with the honey, soy sauce, ketchup, vinegar, garlic, ginger, salt, and cayenne pepper. Blend well.

  2. Add the country-style ribs to the sauce and turn to coat.

  3. Cut 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.

  4. Cover the pot and cook on low for 5 to 7 hours, or until the pork is tender.

  5. Remove the ribs to a platter and tent with foil to keep warm.

  6. To 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.

  7. Drizzle the sauce over the ribs and then sprinkle with toasted sesame seeds and chopped green onion tops, if using.

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