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Asian Country-Style Pork Ribs (Slow Cooker)

Melt in your mouth, flavorful, Asian Country-Style Pork Ribs will have you thinking about dinner all day as they simmer in the slow cooker. 
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time10 hrs
Marinate2 hrs
Total Time10 hrs 20 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Japanese
Author: Cook This Again, Mom!

Ingredients

  • 3 pounds Country-Style Pork Ribs

Marinade

  • 1/3 cup Soy Sauce
  • 1 Tablespoon Balsamic Vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons Ginger minced
  • 1 teaspoon Garlic chopped
  • Pepper to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon Sesame Oil

Put in Slow Cooker

  • 1 can Chicken Broth
  • 1 teaspoon Ginger minced
  • 1 teaspoon Garlic chopped
  • 2 Star Anise

De-glaze

  • Splash of Red Wine if desired

Instructions

  • Mix up the marinade ingredients. Marinate the ribs in a large zip-loc bag for at least 2 hours or overnight.
  • When ready to cook, put the chicken broth, ginger, garlic and star anise in the slow cooker. Turn to high to warm up. 
  • Heat a large pan or cast iron skillet over medium heat. Remove the meat from the marinade and sear several minutes on each side until nice and brown. I just throw the remaining marinade in the slow cooker. 
  • Add the browned ribs to the slow cooker. Drain any excess grease from the skillet. De-glaze the pan with a splash of red wine if desired and then pour it into the slow cooker. You can skip this part if you like. 
  • Cook the ribs for abuot 4-5 hours on high or 8-10 hours on low. The pork ribs are ready when they are fork tender.