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Chinese-Style Ribs

When I was working two jobs, slow cooking was my way of life. Sometimes I had more than one slow cooker going at a time to help me feed my family delicious home-cooked meals. It's nice to walk in after a hard day's work and have dinner ready. I hope you agree these ribs are quick, easy and delicious. Enjoy! —Paula Marchesi, Lenhartsville, Pennsylvania
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Cook: 6 hours
  • Makes
    6 servings

Ingredients

  • 3 pounds boneless country-style pork ribs
  • 6 green onions, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 can (8 ounces) sliced water chestnuts, drained
  • 3/4 cup hoisin sauce
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons sherry or chicken stock
  • 5 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh gingerroot
  • 1 tablespoon light corn syrup
  • 1 tablespoon orange marmalade
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • Hot cooked rice
  • Additional sliced green onions, optional

Directions

  • Place pork, green onions and water chestnuts in a 5-qt slow cooker. Mix hoisin sauce, soy sauce, sherry, garlic, gingerroot, corn syrup, marmalade, pie spice and pepper flakes in a bowl. Pour over pork. Cook, covered, on low until meat is tender, 6-8 hours.
  • Remove to a serving platter; keep warm. Skim fat from cooking juices; transfer to a small saucepan. Bring to a boil. Mix cornstarch and water until smooth. Gradually stir into saucepan. Bring to a boil; cook and stir until thickened, about 2 minutes. Serve with ribs, rice and, if desired, additional green onions.

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