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Asian Ribs

 Asian Ribs
My husband adores this dish, and I love how good it makes the house smell! The mild, tangy, salty-sweet sauce with fresh ginger and garlic is delicious with rice or noodles. —Julie Ko, Rogers, Arkansas
6 ServingsPrep: 15 min. Cook: 6 hours

Ingredients

  • 6 pounds pork baby back ribs, cut into serving-size pieces
  • 1-1/3 cups packed brown sugar
  • 1 cup reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup rice vinegar
  • 1/4 cup sesame oil
  • 1/4 cup minced fresh gingerroot
  • 6 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup cold water
  • Thinly sliced green onions and sesame seeds, optional

Directions

  • Place ribs in a 6-qt. slow cooker. In a small bowl, combine the brown
  • sugar, soy sauce, vinegar, oil, ginger, garlic and pepper flakes;
  • pour over ribs. Cover and cook on low for 6-7 hours or until meat is
  • tender.
  • Remove meat to a serving platter; keep warm. Skim fat from cooking
  • juices; transfer to a small saucepan. Bring to a boil.
  • Combine cornstarch and water until smooth. Gradually stir into the
  • pan. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until
  • thickened. Serve with ribs. Garnish with onions and sesame seeds if
  • desired. Yield: 6 servings (about 4 cups sauce).

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Asian Ribs (continued)

Wine: Light-Bodied White Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.