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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kredhead User ID: 710648 222527
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."

Megan_13 User ID: 4312162 51567
Reviewed May. 26, 2014

"Holy sodium bat man!!!"

Pattonjaj User ID: 7062992 47757
Reviewed Mar. 21, 2014

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

jmkasprak User ID: 2880256 26633
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."

s_pants User ID: 174050 26155
Reviewed Mar. 10, 2012

"very good and easy"

mtorres3 User ID: 1346747 26516
Reviewed Oct. 26, 2011

"Very good. Will make again."

kadams731 User ID: 5823253 51549
Reviewed Feb. 13, 2011

"Excellent Recipe!! We have mad it many times over the years.... Great with homemade fried rice. YUMMMMM!!"

BakerII User ID: 3932088 23444
Reviewed Feb. 9, 2011

"Super moist! I had too many ribs to fit in a crock pot so I put them in a roasting pan according the recipe, cooked them 200 degrees all day and the meat fell off the bone! My family loved them."

gramz48 User ID: 4401880 16792
Reviewed Oct. 22, 2009

"I loved this recipe and so did my Daughters Family. I did make a small addition for my own desire of taste. that is I added 1/2 C. yoshida's marinade and cooking sause original gourmet sweet and savory Plus 1/4 Cup LaChoy Sweet and Sour Sause... This was added to the second batch I made. I loved the 1st batch but the second had a little more zing."

Sprowl User ID: 29186 23393
Reviewed Oct. 6, 2009

"I have made this recipe many times, mainly for company. One of my "secrets" for less greasy pork (and I do this with all pork products that I first don't brown first) is to put the ribs in the crockpot for a few hours all by them selves. Then I pour off the grease and add remaining ingredients. Hope this helps!"

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