Saturday, June 2, 2012

Crockpot Asian Barbeque Short Ribs

 I love using my crockpot because it's a set it and forget it kind of cooking. I don't use it as often as I should because you need a little forethought to give the crockpot enough time to cook your meal and I'm always a last minute meal preparer.   I found these little pork short ribs at the grocery store so I knew they required the slow cooking of the crockpot and prepped them early the next morning.  I cooked them on high because I can never wait 8 hours to eat something I smell cooking and we were eating these at lunch time. I decided since they were Asian flavored to put some great Asian vegetables in the sauce to cook in the last 5 minutes of cooking.  This was a recipe I will enjoy experimenting with other types of meat as well.  Next time I will try chicken legs or thighs, pork loin or chops, beef chunks.... the possibilities are endless with this barbeque sauce.

3lbs of lean meat (ribs, loin, chicken thighs or legs, beef )
1/2 cup of Teriyaki sauce or Yoshida's Cooking Sauce (see note)
1/4 cup of soy sauce
1/4 cup of Chinese cooking wine or dry sherry
1 (8oz) can of tomato sauce
1/2 tsp of Chinese Five Spice Powder
2 Tbs of ginger garlic paste or 1 Tbs of each freshly grated
red chili flakes to taste
black pepper and salt to taste
green onions/scallions finely sliced for garnish

Note: The Yoshida's Cooking is available at most Costco Stores. It is very sweet like Teriyaki sauce.  Mix sauce ingredients together and taste. If the sauce is not sweet enough, add a little brown sugar to taste.


Place all ingredients in crockpot.  Set crockpot on high for 4 hours or low for 8 hours.  If you want to add Asian vegetables to round out your meal, remove ribs from crockpot and add snow peas, bamboo shoots and water chestnuts to the sauce for the last 5 minutes of cooking to heat through. Serve with rice if you desire. Enjoy.

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  1. This surely made for a perfect meal. I love crockpot dishes! You've beautifully plated it, Ramona! Will look forward to your chicken legs recipe.

  2. Nothing like slow cooked meats, this one's another winner!

  3. Wow!! These short ribs look insanely delicious! Wow, looks so tender, love the flavors. Bookmarked this recipe, I LOVE short ribs, can't wait to give this recipe a try!

  4. Ahh-mazing! I've never tried short ribs Asian style but seeing these I can't wait to try! Yum! Thank you for sharing, Ramona! Have a wonderful weekend :)

  5. This is a great way to make them! I can't use yoshida because of Taylors wheat allergy (yes even they put it in there), BUT, I can re-create their sauce by hand and then do the rest in the crockpot! Yay! I love easy meals!

  6. What an easy, delicious, flavorful recipe...I could not wait long for these either :)

  7. I love how you present this perfect barbecue recipe my friend :D

    Choc Chip Uru

  8. The picture tell it all,,,YuMMY :) I don't use my crockpot for long time,need to use them soon !!
    Congrats on top 9 today,have a great weekend !!


  9. I wanted to scream when I seen this, it looks so good. My crockpot is somewhere in my basement collecting dust. Time to dig it out.

  10. Great short ribs Ramona! I don't see Chinese 5 spice used much and I love it. I have a bottle in the pantry just waiting to see the light of day and this looks like a great recipe to for it! Hope you're having a great weekend!

  11. I had to laugh at the gigantic container of soy sauce. How long does it take you to go through that? My husband would do a little dance if I came home from the store with a container of that size. These look good. I put away the crock pot for the summer but it might have to make another appearance for this. I would go with the ribs.

  12. Short ribs are one of my favorites! We don't have them often though because my husband thinks they are too fatty. I love this crock pot version!

  13. Wow! You should use your slow cooker more often! These short ribs look great!


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