Oh these ribs! I've heard it said that the word delicious is overused in food blogs, but what can I say? These sweet and sour sticky ribs are just so delicious. I'm not exaggerating either. If you're a meat eater, you'll want to try these.
The sauce is simple. It is just a mixture of orange marmalade, ketchup, soy sauce and rice vinegar. It takes literally minutes to whip together. Really the whole recipe is simple. I made these in the slow cooker and finished them off under the broiler. I haven't quite gotten the hang of grilling. If you prefer the grill then go for it! They'd be just as tasty!
I didn't marinade these, but if you want fall-off-the-bone tender ribs then you can marinade them in orange juice overnight. The next day you can simply throw your spice rub together, rub it on the ribs and then put them in the slow cooker to work their magic. This works out well in the summer when you don't want to turn on the oven. This would be a great recipe to enjoy year round too though. Looking for the perfect side? This chicken macaroni salad would be great with these ribs! For more slow cooker magic, you might want to give this slow cooker shredded beef a try also.
Super easy. Super tasty. Super crowd-pleasing. What more could you ask for?
Sweet & Sour Sticky Ribs
- 3 lbs St. Louis style pork ribs
- 3 tsp. dried minced garlic
- 2 tsp. ground ginger
- 2 tsp. salt
- 2 tsp. pepper
- ⅔ cup marmalade
- ¼ cup ketchup
- ¼ cup soy sauce
- 3 tbsp. rice vinegar
- Mix garlic, ginger, salt and pepper in bowl and rub over ribs.
- For a 3.5 to 4.5 quarter slow cooker: Lightly spray inside of slow cooker with vegetable oil spray. Arrange ribs along bottom and sides of prepared slow cooker, meaty side facing down. Cover and cook until ribs are tender. 5 to 6 hours on low. For a 5 to 7 quart slow cooker: Lightly spray inside of slow cooker with vegetable oil spray. Arrange ribs along bottom and sides of prepared slow cooker, meaty side facing down. Cover and cook until ribs are tender. 3 to 4 hours on low.
- Adjust oven rack 10 inches from broiler element and heat broiler. Set wire rack in aluminum foil-lined rimmed baking sheet and spray with oil spray. Whisk preserves, ketchup, soy sauce, and vinegar together. Transfer ribs meaty side up to prepared rack. Brush ribs with sauce, then broil until browned and sticky, 10 to 15 minutes. Serve with remaining sauce. Enjoy!
Nutritional information provided is for one serving and is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.
Ada L Irizarry says
How about if you don't have all that
I recommend that you follow the recipe as written for the best result.
I’m making this for dinner tonight and was wondering what side you suggest to go with it.
Hi Denise! Steamed rice or roasted or grilled veggies dressed with vinaigrette would be good. The acidity of the vinaigrette will balance out the sweetness of the ribs. I have a recipe on the blog for bacon and garlic roasted potatoes that would be tasty with this dish. You can find it here: http://heavenlyhomecooking.com/recipe/bacon-and-garlic-roasted-potatoes/
I hope you enjoy the ribs!
Chris Scheuer says
YUM!! You've got me ready to pull out my slow cooker!! These look fantastic!!
Thanks, Chris! You won't regret it. 🙂