Slow Cooker Hawaiian-Style Ribs

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  • 2 racks pork back ribs (2 1/2 to 3 pounds each, cut into 3- or 4-rib sections)
  • 2 cups hoisin sauce
  • 1 cup pineapple juice
  • 3 tablespoons fresh ginger root (grated)
  • 3 tablespoons sesame oil
  • 3 scallions (green only, thinly sliced, optional)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons sesame seeds (toasted*, optional)
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    1. In a medium bowl, combine the hoisin sauce, pineapple juice, ginger, and sesame oil. Arrange the ribs in a slow cooker and pour half of the sauce mixture over the ribs. Cover and cook on low for 5 to 6 hours or on high for 3 1/2 to 4 hours, until the ribs are very tender. Set the remaining sauce aside in the refrigerator.
    2. About 1/2 hour before the ribs are done, remove the sauce from the refrigerator, to bring it to room temperature.
    3. Arrange the ribs on plates or a platter and brush both sides with some of the remaining sauce. Sprinkle with the scallions and sesame seeds, if using. Serve the rest of the remaining sauce at the table.
    4. Serves 6 (4 ribs per serving)
    5. * You can find hoisin sauce and sesame oil in the ethnic or Asian section of most major supermarkets.
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    My sister made this recipe first and absolutely raved about it! So I gave it a try and have to say they are delicious!! I have made them for family several times and they always turn out great! I am not a huge fan of fresh ginger, so I used 1 teaspoon of Ground Ginger, but that is totally up to your taste. Amazing recipe! Thanks for sharing!
    Kim Taylor Valine 2 years ago
    These ribs were amazing. After I put the remaining sauce over them I broiled for 5 mins to give them a bit of crunch. I will definitely make this again!