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Slow Cooker Honey Garlic Ribs

Slow Cooker Honey Garlic Ribs

Course Main Course
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 6 hours
Author Liza Agbanlog


  • 5 lbs pork baby back ribs

Spice rub:

  • 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.


Recipe source: A Family of Feast