Slow-roasted chinese-style pork ribs recipe

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serves: 6
Skill: easy
Prep: 15 min
Cooking: 4 hr
on high / 8 hours on low
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  • The mellow and sweet flavours of the Chinese ingredients work well with the rich flavours of the pork, and through long slow cooking they all blend together for a rich sauce. Once you’ve tried this, you won’t rush for the Chinese take-away menu again!


    • 4 tbsp finely grated fresh root ginger
    • 3 garlic cloves, crushed
    • 1 tbsp chilli flakes (optional)
    • 200 ml hoisin sauce
    • 4 tbsp clear honey
    • 50 ml rice wine or mirin
    • 1.5 kg pork spare ribs
    • 1 tbsp sesame oil
    • 300g cooked long grain rice, to serve
    • 3 eggs, beaten, to serve
    • 2 spring onions, chopped, to serve


    • Combine the ginger, garlic, chilli flakes (if using) hoisin sauce, honey and rice wine in a large bowl. Add the pork and mix until the sauce coats the spare ribs evenly. Add everything to the slow cooker and cook for 4 hours on the high setting or 8 hours on low.

    • About 5 minutes before the end of the cooking time, heat the sesame oil over a high heat in a wok or large frying pan and add the cooked rice. Stir and toss for 2 minutes, until the rice is heated through, then add the beaten egg and spring onions and stir until combined.

    • Serve the spare ribs with the sauce poured over and accompanied by the egg-fried rice.

    Top tip for making Slow-roasted chinese-style pork ribs

    Not got a slow cooker? See our slow cooking tips and tricks to convert the times for a normal oven

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