• Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 8 HR 5 MINS
  • Serves: 6

Sticky Slow Cooker Ribs

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 Ingredients List

  • 2 racks pork baby back ribs
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon smoked paprika
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 tablespoons kosher salt
  • 2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 2 teaspoons ground pepper
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 6 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon sweet chili sauce(found in the international section of the grocery store)
  • 2/3 cup reduced sodium soy sauce
  • 2/3 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 2/3 cup brown sugar
  • 2/3 cup honey
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon water


In a dish, whisk together the ginger, pepper, and onion powder.
Add the garlic and mix again.
Add the wet ingredients and whisk to combine.
Place the dry rub into a small dish and mix together.
Make sure the membrane has been removed from the underside of the ribs and massage the dry rub onto both sides.
Curl the ribs into the slow cooker going around the sides.
Pour half of the sticky mixture over the ribs and place the remaining half into a small saucepan.
Place the lid on the slow cooker and cook at low for 6-8 hours or until the meat is tender (we always do 8 hours).
Remove the ribs from the slow cooker and place them on a tin foil lined broil pan, meaty side up.
Brush a little more of the sauce from the saucepan and leave the rest for serving.
Place the meat under the broiler in the oven for a few minutes or until it looks sticky and broiled.
Allow to rest, tented with foil for 3-5 minutes and serve.
Heat the saucepan to medium heat and bring the sauce to a boil. Once it starts boiling, whisk the cornstarch and water together in a small dish and add 1 tablespoon of the hot liquid. Stir together and then while whisking in the saucepan, slowly drizzle in the cornstarch mixture. Whisk until it comes back to a boil and then turn to medium low and allow to simmer until it begins to reduce and thicken. This can take up to 10 minutes, or as little as 1-2 minutes. Remove from the heat and set aside.

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