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Slow-Cooker BBQ Ribs with Hoisin Glaze

Savor the finger-licking goodness of these Slow Cooker BBQ Ribs with a twist! Let your taste buds dance with delight as the tender, juicy meat falls off the bone and melts in your mouth.

Tasty Team
87% would make again
Slow-Cooker BBQ Ribs with Hoisin Glaze


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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Slow-Cooker BBQ Ribs with Hoisin Glaze