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Crock Pot Asian-Inspired Beef Ribs August 30, 2009

Filed under: Crock Pot/Slow Cooker/One Pot,Meat — butteryblog @ 9:58 pm
Short ribs.

Short ribs.

As you may know, I am having trouble making anything truly amazing in my crock pot. Usually the house smells amazing and the food is “meh.” When I made these ribs, the house didn’t smell like much, but these ribs are definitely the best thing I’ve made so far in the slow cooker. The meat was super tender and all the Asian flavors went together really well. This recipe comes from Recipezaar.

Serves 6


* 2 tablespoons soy sauce
* 2 tablespoons ginger, minced
* 1 tablespoon garlic, crushed
* 1/4 cup hoisin sauce
* 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
* 3 tablespoons brown sugar
* 2 tablespoons sesame oil
* 2 tablespoons instant minced onion
* 1 tablespoon oyster sauce
* 2 tablespoons sake
* 1 tablespoon five-spice powder (I didn’t have this, so I added 1/8 tsp. cinnamon and 1/8 tsp. ground cloves)
* 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
* 4 lbs beef back ribs or short rib of beef


1. Mix all ingredients except for ribs in crock pot.

2. Add the ribs one at a time, coating them with sauce and stacking them as you go.

3. Cover and cook on LOW for 8 hours.

4. Remove ribs and pour sauce into a separate container.

5. Allow fat to separate and skim off of top (there will be quite a bit).

6. Return sauce to meat, and serve.


♥Lady Butterbuns


7 Responses to “Crock Pot Asian-Inspired Beef Ribs”

  1. Mother Butter Says:

    What kids of ribs did you use? Are pork ribs acceptable?

  2. butteryblog Says:

    I used short ribs, but I don’t see how pork ribs wouldn’t work just as well. Maybe even better since I LOVE pork! GIve it a go.

    -Lady B

  3. Mother Butter Says:

    I will give this a try with the pork. Pork in the crock pot is usually pretty good. I am fixin’ to make pulled pork one night this week.

  4. butteryblog Says:

    I think very fondly of your pulled pork. Make sure you post your recipe so I can steal it.

    -Lady B

  5. Buttery B Says:

    This looks absolutely delicious! Another reason I should get a crock pot. What did you serve it with?

    • butteryblog Says:

      Rice (we used some of the sauce in the crock pot to go over top) and a cucumber/jicama slaw (tasty, but didn’t look very good…jicama is a bit bedeviling to me).

  6. EAT! Says:

    I too am usually not very satisfied with crock pot recipes. but i did make one that was similar to yours and it was delicious. It is actually on my menu for this week.

    I have also made a couple of whole chickens in the crock pot that came out amazing. They are not the prettiest meal, but they are delicious.

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