Chinese pork spare ribs (Slow cooker recipe)

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An alternative way to cook pork spare ribs using a slow cooker. The extended cooking time turns all of the fat and other tissues into a glorious sauce.

Chinese pork spare ribs (Slow cooker recipe)
Pork spare ribs served with special fried rice
Servings:Serves 4 as a combination of starters
Calories per serving:1009
Ready in:13 hours
Prep. time:8 hours
Cook time:5 hours
Recipe author:Chef
First published:14th September 2014

Best recipe review

Nom. nom, nom!


Delicious, especially taste the jam


Pork spare ribs marinading


Printable 🖨 shopping 🛒 list & 👩‍🍳 method for this recipe

  • 750g (1.5 lb) belly pork strips or spare rib chops, cut into pairs
  • 4 tablespoons shop bought hoisin sauce or homemade, it's quick and easy to make
  • 1.5 tablespoons of rhubarb and ginger jam. Any interesting jam would do, this happened to be in the cupboard and sounded nice
  • A few tablespoons of orange juice
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds

Mise en place

Separate all of the ribs into pairs so they get well coated Mix all of the ingredients apart from the sesame seeds in a Lock and Lock box, shake well and refrigerate for 8 hours or more, shaking now and then


  1. Add the marinated ribs to your slow cooker
  2. Slow cook on low for 5 hours
  3. Toast the sesame seeds in a small pan over a low flame
  4. Place on a warm dish and serve with plenty of sauce
  5. Sprinkle with sesame seeds

Serving suggestions

This went gloriously with special fried rice.

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