Filed Under: 30 minutes or more, Dinner, Lunch, Pork, Recipes

Sweet & Sticky Ribs

Cooking ribs low and slow is how the pros do it, and making them in the slow cooker takes out all the muss and fuss.

November 16th, 2012

by LeeAnne Wright

Makes 6 servings
Prep Time
10 minutes
Cook Time
In the slow cooker: 8 hours on low or 5 hours on high
  • 3 lb centre-cut pork side ribs, membrane removed
  • 2 cups low-sodium ketchup-style sauce
  • 3/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp grainy Dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp sriracha (hot sauce)
  1. Place ribs meat-side down on a cutting board and cut into individual ribs. Place ribs in the slow cooker.

  2. Combine remaining ingredients in a bowl and whisk together. Pour over ribs and toss to coat. Slow cook on low for 8 hours or on high for 5 hours.

  3. Remove ribs from slow cooker and place on a sheet pan. Strain sauce and skim off surface fat. Transfer sauce to a pot over medium heat, and reduce to thicken. Set oven to broil, brush ribs with thickened sauce and broil 2 minutes per side to crisp. Serve ribs piled on a platter with extra sauce for dipping.

Nutrients Per Serving

863 calories, 54 g fat, 74 mg calcium, 807 mg sodium, 54 g carbohydrates, 0 g fibre, 37 g protein. Excellent source of vitamins B6, B12 and D, niacin, phosphorus, potas­sium, riboflavin, selenium, thiamine and zinc; good source of iron; source of calcium and omega-6.

Sweet & Sticky Ribs
Photography by Ryan Szulc

2 responses to “Sweet & Sticky Ribs”

  1. dawn says:

    Can back ribs be used instead?

  2. L.B says:

    of course,better ribs, more meat on them

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