Asian Ribs Recipe
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Asian Ribs Recipe

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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
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 6 hours
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 6 hours
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 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

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (calculated without optional ingredients): 902 calories, 51g fat (16g saturated fat), 163mg cholesterol, 1891mg sodium, 61g carbohydrate (51g sugars, 0g fiber), 48g protein .


  1. 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.
  2. Remove meat to a serving platter; keep warm. Skim fat from cooking juices; transfer to a small saucepan. Bring to a boil.
  3. 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).
Originally published as Asian Ribs in Simple & Delicious February/March 2013, p34

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.

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marie22 235031
Reviewed Oct. 16, 2015

"Made this recipe with 2 1/2 lbs. baby back ribs. Cut all ingredients in 1/2 and only used 1/2 cup light brown sugar. Great Asian taste and smell. Will definitely make again."

YUMYUM74 221163
Reviewed Feb. 23, 2015

"The sauce was tasty. I think though, that my ribs were too fatty because the cooking juices, even after reducing vere very oily. Maybe next time I'll boil the ribs a bit as I do when I oven-bake them."

1chatt 220111
Reviewed Feb. 9, 2015

"marinated overnight and grilled outside creates a wonderful glaze and taste"

DianeC23 213433
Reviewed Oct. 20, 2014

"I used boneless country-style ribs, and used ground ginger rather than purchase ginger root. This recipe is very good, and very easy to prepare! I'll be making this one again!"

KristineChayes 198607
Reviewed Jan. 20, 2014

"I made these ribs for a birthday party I hosted this weekend and everyone raved about them! I used boneless country ribs. I will definitely be making this recipe again!"

parksville 198067
Reviewed Sep. 26, 2013

"These ribs were very good and easy. Only had 2-1/2 lbs of baby backs so halved the sauce portion and cooked meat side down in the slow cooker for 6 hrs 40 min, which was a bit too long, so I'll adjust it next time. Served w/ basmati rice and corn on the cob. Did not make gravy, used sauce as is. Will make again."

LindaInAZ 123054
Reviewed Jul. 31, 2013

"This is every bit as good (if not better) than the pork ribs served at our favorite Chinese buffet restaurant. Definitely a keeper."

HoneyBe3 213432
Reviewed May. 14, 2013

"I thought this dish was great! I made a couple subs with it though. I used 1 tbs of ground ginger and country style pork ribs. I thought it had a great flavor and plenty of sauce. The only boyfriend wasn't crazy about it. Maybe because of the ginger? Guess that means more leftovers for me!"

jumpseatjen 195697
Reviewed Apr. 11, 2013

"My first time making ribs, and it was amazingly yummy!!! Will def make again and again!!!"

murphydog1 152829
Reviewed Mar. 26, 2013

"<p>This recipe was delicious!! My 3 kids (aged 8-14) and hubby LOVED it and they are big fans of asian food. I did substitute ground ginger from a jar for the fresh ginger root.I used the boneless country style ribs and they came out sooo moist and tender! I also served this with the Asian Spaghetti (also a Taste of Home recipe) and it was a perfect combination!</p>"

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