Sweet and savory Asian ingredients come together for a mouthwatering and hearty dish. Because they’re added later in the cooking process, the veggies still impart great texture.
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- 1-1/2 pounds boneless country-style pork ribs
- 3 medium carrots, chopped
- 1 small onion, sliced
- 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
- 1/2 cup reduced-sodium soy sauce
- 1/2 cup ketchup
- 1/4 cup honey
- 2 tablespoons cider vinegar
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
- 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
- 1 cup fresh broccoli florets, chopped
- 1 can (8 ounces) sliced water chestnuts, drained
- 1 pound uncooked spaghetti
- 4 green onions, sliced
- In a 3-qt. slow cooker, combine the ribs, carrots and onion. In a small bowl, combine the brown sugar, soy sauce, ketchup, honey, vinegar, garlic, ginger and pepper flakes. Pour over ribs. Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours or until pork is tender. Remove to a plate; shred with two forks and return to slow cooker.
- Stir in broccoli and water chestnuts. Cover and cook 30 minutes longer or until broccoli is crisp-tender. Meanwhile, cook spaghetti according to package directions; drain. In a large bowl, combine spaghetti and pork mixture. Sprinkle with green onions. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Pork Ribs Lo Mein in Taste of Home Everyday Slow Cooker & One Dish Recipes Annual 2012, p52