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Slow Cooker Hawaiian Ribs

Posted: October 14

Time: 7-8 hours

Yield: 4 servings

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Slow Cooker Hawaiian Ribs are tender and so so sweet! Every bite is coated in a to-die-for pineapple-teriyaki sauce that brings out the most in the meat and will leave you licking your fingers. The best part is it is so easy to make: just prep your ingredients in just 10 minutes and let your slow cooker do the rest! Once they’re done, you’ll be met with fall-off-the-bone Slow Cooker Hawaiian Ribs, positively bursting with flavor. Make your next barbeque a tropical affair!


2 small racks baby back ribs
salt, to taste
pepper, to taste
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
3 tablespoons ancho chili powder
2/3 cup teriyaki-style BBQ sauce, divided
1/3 cup apple cider vinegar
1 tablespoon fresh ginger, minced
2 garlic cloves, minced
1/3 cup pineapple preserves
1/4 cup ketchup
2 green onions, sliced


Step 1

Season the ribs with salt and pepper.

Step 2

Rub the ribs with the vegetable oil.

Step 3

Sprinkle the ribs with the ancho chili powder.

Step 4

Add 1/3 cup of the BBQ sauce, the apple cider vinegar, ginger, and garlic to a 6-quart or larger slow cooker, stirring to mix.

Step 5

Add the ribs to the slow cooker, turning them to coat them in the sauce.

Step 6

Cover and cook on low for 7-8 hours.

Step 7

Preheat the broiler.

Step 8

In a small bowl, whisk together the remaining 1/3 cup of the BBQ sauce, the pineapple preserves, and the ketchup.

Step 9

Whisk in 1/4 cup of the cooking liquid from the slow cooker.

Step 10

Remove the ribs from the slow cooker, placing them bone side down on a baking sheet lined with aluminum foil.

Step 11

Brush the tops of the ribs with the pineapple preserves mixture.

Step 12

Broil the ribs for 3-5 minutes.

Step 13

Sprinkle the ribs with the green onions.

Step 14


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