Sesame Pork Ribs Recipe
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Sesame Pork Ribs Recipe

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No one ever believes how little effort it takes to make these tender, juicy ribs. The flavor of the lightly sweet and tangy sauce penetrates through the meat as the ribs simmer in the slow cooker. -Sandy Alexander, Fayetteville, North Carolina
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 5 hours
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 5 hours
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 2 tablespoons white wine vinegar
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 5 pounds bone-in country-style pork ribs
  • 1 medium onion, sliced
  • 2 tablespoons sesame seeds, toasted
  • 2 tablespoons chopped green onions

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 603 calories, 24g fat (8g saturated fat), 144mg cholesterol, 2007mg sodium, 48g carbohydrate (45g sugars, 1g fiber), 47g protein


  1. In a large bowl, combine the first nine ingredients. Add ribs and turn to coat. Place the onion in a 5-qt. slow cooker; top with ribs
  2. and sauce. Cover and cook on low for 5-6 hours or until meat is tender.
  3. Place ribs on a serving platter; sprinkle with sesame seeds and green onions. Yield: 5 servings.
Originally published as Sesame Pork Ribs in Taste of Home February/March 1998, p29

Light-Bodied White Wine

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

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Reviewed Mar. 11, 2015

"Very good and very easy recipe. I like the addition of the onion, adds a kick and additional flavor. Sauce comes together in a snap. Nice flavor over all. Made fried rice to go with it from another recipe and was a perfect meal together. Winner winner oriental dinner."

Reviewed May. 26, 2014

"Holy sodium bat man!!!"

Reviewed Mar. 21, 2014

"This was okay. I was really hoping for more flavor. The ribs were tender. Probably will not make this again."

Reviewed Nov. 19, 2012 Edited Aug. 25, 2014

"The sauce really gave it good flavor. I like to serve it with the Asian Spaghetti recipe from this site."

Reviewed Mar. 10, 2012

"very good and easy"

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