I knew I had to make these slow cooker honey garlic ribs when I first saw it on Facebook. Fortunately, I was lucky enough to find some really nice looking baby back ribs at the grocery store over the weekend. So, I decided to buy the ribs and cook this dish. I was so glad that I did because these ribs were finger-licking good! The ribs were first seasoned with a dry rub mixture and then cooked in the slow cooker for 6 hours. Then, the ribs were brushed with a honey garlic sauce and broiled for an additional 4 minutes on each side. The result was sweet, delicious and fall-off-the-bone ribs which the entire family raved about. Serve it with steamed rice and salad and you have a complete meal. Enjoy!
Slow Cooker Honey Garlic Ribs
- 5 lbs pork baby back ribs
- 3 tablespoons paprika
- 1 tablespoon garlic powder
- 1 tablespoon mustard powder
- 1 tablespoon ground ginger
- 1 teaspoon salt
- ¼ teaspoon allspice
- ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 1 ½ cups honey
- ¾ cup soy sauce
- ¾ cup ketchup
- 10 cloves garlic, minced
- ¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
- Toasted sesame seeds for garnish
- Cut each rack of ribs in half. In a small bowl, whisk together paprika, garlic powder, mustard powder, ginger, salt, allspice and cayenne pepper. Rub spice mixture on both sides of each rack of ribs.
- Place ribs on a large slow cooker, with wide ends down and meaty sides facing the wall. Cover and cook on low for 6 to 8 hours, until the ribs are fall off the bone tender.
- Meanwhile, combine together the honey, soy sauce, ketchup, garlic and crushed red pepper flakes in a saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium high heat. Reduce heat to a simmer and cook for 15 minutes or until the sauce has thickened.
- Preheat the broiler on high. Line a large, rimmed baking sheet with aluminum foil.
- Carefully transfer ribs to the prepared baking sheet, meaty-side down. Brush sauce over the ribs and broil for 4 minutes. Carefully turn the ribs over, generously brush them with more sauce and continue to broil for another 4 minutes, or until the ribs are browned.
- Remove ribs from the heat and tent with foil. Let rest for 10 minutes before serving.
- Sprinkle top with sesame seeds and serve with leftover sauce on the side.