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Sesame Pork Ribs

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
    5 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


  • 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
  • and sauce. Cover and cook on low for 5-6 hours or until meat is tender.
  • Place ribs on a serving platter; sprinkle with sesame seeds and green onions.

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  • Carolyn
    May 16, 2020

    This is an outstanding recipe, flavor-packed and tender. I couldn’t get any honey so used maple syrup instead but everything else was as the recipe stated.

  • kredhead
    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
    May 26, 2014

    Holy sodium bat man!!!

  • Pattonjaj
    Mar 21, 2014

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

  • jmkasprak
    Nov 19, 2012

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

  • s_pants
    Mar 10, 2012

    very good and easy

  • mtorres3
    Oct 26, 2011

    Very good. Will make again.

  • kadams731
    Feb 13, 2011

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

  • BakerII
    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
    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.