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Thai-Style Ribs

Photo: Oxmoor House
Prep time 10 mins
Cook time 6 hrs
Other time 8 hrs
Yield Makes 2 to 4 servings
These ribs marinate all night and then slow-cook all day to get their incredible flavor.Slow-Cooker Size: 6-quart


  • 3 1/2 pounds pork baby back ribs, racks cut in half
  • 1 (11.5-ounce) can frozen orange-pineapple-apple juice concentrate, thawed and undiluted (we tested with Welch's)
  • 3/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup minced fresh cilantro
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh ginger
  • 1 garlic clove, pressed
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • Garnish: fresh cilantro sprigs

How to Make It

  1. Place ribs in a large shallow dish or zip-top freezer bag.

  2. Combine juice concentrate and next 6 ingredients in a small bowl with a wire whisk. Reserve 3/4 cup mixture in refrigerator for dipping. Pour remaining mixture evenly over ribs; cover or seal, and chill 8 hours, turning occasionally.

  3. Remove ribs from marinade, discarding marinade. Place 1 rack of ribs in bottom of a 6-quart slow cooker; stand remaining rib racks on their sides around edges of slow cooker. Cover and cook on HIGH 1 hour. Reduce heat to LOW, and cook 5 hours.

  4. Microwave reserved 3/4 cup sauce in a 1-cup glass measure at HIGH 1 to 1 1/2 minutes or until thoroughly heated, stirring once. Serve with ribs. Garnish, if desired.

  5. Stand Your Ribs: Standing these ribs along the sides of your slow cooker gives them direct contact with heat, so they'll have crispy brown edges like ribs that have smoked for hours.

Southern Living Slow-Cooker Cookbook