I hate to cook. But I love to eat. Many of you know this. For these reasons, I love to turn to my crockpot all year-round. I seriously don't know how people survived without them back in the day. And, one of my favorite go-to crockpot recipes is for slow cooked Chinese pork ribs.
Now, my husband is Chinese so I struggle with making these because I'm sometimes afraid they're not flavorful enough. Thankfully, he's not picky and would pretty much eat anything I served up at 5:15 p.m. for dinner. Yay for me!
What you'll need:
- Pork ribs (bone-in or boneless -- your choice)
- Soy sauce
- Minced garlic
- Fresh ginger (chopped); if you MUST, go ahead with dried ginger spice
- Orange juice or marmalade
- Chinese five spice
How to make it:
Ok, so first off, I should mention that I use about 4 pounds of the ribs for my family. Yes, I've got a housefull of boys and healthy appetites. Plus, everyone loves this dish so we usually have no leftovers! Secondly, since this is my personal made-up recipe, I don't have measurements. Trust yourself - eyeball it. It will come out tasty, I'm sure of it! You can't go wrong when you blend the ingredients.
Take a medium sized mixing bowl and mix in soy sauce, ketchup, garlic, ginger, orange juice and about a teaspoon of the Chinese five spice. Blend with a whisk or fork. Place pork ribs in crockpot then pour contents of mixing bowl over, making sure each rib is evenly coated with the sauce. Cover the crockpot and place on low for 6 hours. Enjoy the amazingly good smell throughout your house!
When the ribs are done, serve 'em up with steamed white or brown rice (with sauce from the crockpot ladled over it) and some steamed broccoli if you choose. Some tasty kimchi would also be amazing with these! The ribs will be fall off the bone good -- I personally guarantee it! Enjoy! What is your favorite crockpot recipe?
CANDY TAI is a wife to David and mom of 5 with a degree in Communications. She's a native Texan (Hook 'Em Horns!) who's been making her home in the Kansas City metro area for nearly 15 years. She loves being able to shuffle her kids from their various sports activities, piano lessons, and school activities. She enjoys fashion, beauty, reality TV, and moviegoing.