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88% would make again

Slow-Cooker BBQ Ribs with Hoisin Glaze

Tasty Team


for 3 servings

  • 1 rack spare ribs
  • spring onion, to garnish
  • red chili, to garnish
  • rice, to serve


  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon pepper
  • 1 tablespoon chinese 5 spice


  • 1 tablespoon garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon ginger, minced
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 3 tablespoons hoisin sauce
  • 1 cup chicken broth (200 mL)

Sticky BBQ Sauce

  • leftover slow cooker juice
  • ¼ cup water (50 mL)
  • 2 teaspoons corn flour
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons sesame seeds

Nutrition Info

    Calories 863
    Fat 61g
    Carbs 45g
    Fiber 3g
    Sugar 16g
    Protein 28g

Estimated values based on one serving size.


  1. Season the spare ribs with the salt, pepper, and 5 spice.
  2. Place in the slow cooker, along with the garlic, ginger, onion, hoisin sauce, and chicken broth. Mix with your hands to combine.
  3. Cook on high for 3 hours, or low for 6 hours.
  4. Preheat the oven to 325°F (170°C).
  5. Once the ribs are cooked, carefully remove them and place onto a tin foil-lined baking tray.
  6. To prepare the BBQ sauce, take the remaining cooking juices from the slow cooker and pour into a frying pan set over a medium heat.
  7. In a small bowl combine the water and corn flour, stir into the cooking juices. Add remaining BBQ sauce ingredients and reduce until a sticky BBQ sauce is achieved.
  8. Brush onto the ribs on both sides and bake for 15 minutes.
  9. Chop up the ribs and garnish with spring onion and red chili.
  10. Serve with rice.
  11. Enjoy!

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