Crockpot Hoisin Spareribs

Welcome 2016!

I made these today because the package of spareribs fell out of my fridge freezer so I assumed it was a sign to make something with them.   I had an unopened jar of Hoisin Sauce in the fridge and have been waiting for an opportunity to use it.

These spareribs smell absolutely fantastic when cooking in the crockpot.

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2 lbs. lean pork spareribs

Place the spareribs on a cookie sheet (spray with non-stick spray) under the broiler for 4-5 minutes on each side.  Remove the spareribs from the tray and cut into serving size pieces.  Set aside.

4 tablespoons hoisin sauce
2 tablespoons soy sauce
2 tablespoons rice wine (not rice wine vinegar-they are different)
2 teaspoons grated orange peel
2 tablespoons grated fresh ginger*
4 cloves garlic, peeled and minced*
1 bunch green onions, sliced with green tops*

In a bowl mix together the above ingredients.

Place the spareribs in the crockpot and pour the sauce on top.  Stir enough to make sure all the spareribs are covered with sauce.

Cover and cook on low 9 to 10 hours, covering with sauce, checking for doneness or until tender.

Serves 6.

Source:  Original recipe cdkitchen, I have adapted recipe slightly.

TIPS:
I cooked these a day ahead (6 hours) and will re-heat for a couple of hours if necessary before serving.

FYI:
Just to let you know I had these spareribs yesterday and they were delicious!  I hope you try this recipe.

As I didn’t have fresh garlic, ginger, or green onions I used 1 tablespoon of each of the Litehouse Brand garlic, ginger, and lemon grass but substituting lemon grass for the green onions.

 

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