Slow Cooker Char Siu Pork Ribs

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Slow cooker char siu pork ribs are as tasty as a very tasty thing but even simpler than a very simple thing to make, what are you waiting for?

I love Char Siu pork and have been making these super tasty ribs in the slow cooker in the slow cooker for many years now, sure they may not be proper Char Siu pork (if ever there was such a thing as a proper recipe for anything) but who cares they taste superb and I reckon I spent no more than 20 minutes in preparing and finishing them off and they make our house smell wonderful all day long!

I believe that traditionally Char Siu was cooked in a very similar fashion to a Tandoor in Indian food and that the name translates into ‘fork roast’ based around the fact that the meat was first coated and then cooked on a skewer either over a fire or wood fired oven. But enough of the history lesson, I’m sure you can all use google as well as me πŸ˜‰ I suppose I have taken the old oven roasted idea and flipped it to pot roasted and lets face it pot roasted meat is awesome and pot roasted ribs are even better.

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I have to admit to being a little ‘meated’ out at the moment, my diet at then end of winter always seems to contain lots of protein, it aint a problem… I am a committed carnivore but am definitely hankering after lots of fresh spring vegetables. But if I am gonna ‘meat’ out then these Char Siu pork ribs are a very fine way to do it πŸ˜‰

Slow cooker char siu pork ribs are as tasty as a very tasty thing but even simpler than a very simple thing to make, what are you waiting for?

Slow Cooker Char Siu Pork Ribs

Slow cooker char siu pork ribs are as tasty as a very tasty thing but even simpler than a very simple thing to make, what are you waiting for πŸ˜‰

Course Main Course
Cuisine Chinese
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 8 hours 10 minutes
Total Time 8 hours 10 minutes
Servings 2
Author Brian Jones


  • 100 g Hoisin Sauce.
  • 60 ml Rice Wine.
  • 50 g Honey.
  • 60 ml Soy Sauce.
  • 2 Tbsp Sesame Oil.
  • 1 Tbsp Tabasco Sauce.
  • 2 Tsp Chinese 5 Spice.
  • 6 Cloves Garlic. Minced
  • 50 g Ginger. Grated
  • 75 g Onion. Grated
  • 1 kg Pork Ribs.


  1. Mix together all of the ingredients for the sauce and set aside.
  2. Cut the ribs into individual pieces, I am sure you can get your butcher to do this for you.
  3. Put it all in a slow cooker on low and leave it to do it's thing for 7-8 hours, you want to ensure that you do not cook for too long as you want the meat ready to fall off the bone but not quite falling off the bone.
  4. I like to pass the cooking sauce through a sieve and reduce to thicken and serve as a side as well as crisping up the pork ribs under a broiler however these are completely optional.

Recipe Notes

Slow cooker char siu pork ribs are as tasty as a very tasty thing but even simpler than a very simple thing to make, what are you waiting for?
Slow cooker char siu pork ribs are as tasty as a very tasty thing but even simpler than a very simple thing to make, what are you waiting for ?


  1. Patricia March 8, 2016 at 10:24 am - Reply

    Finger licking good !
    I don’t own a slow cooker, but I always use my oven for such recipes.
    Like you, I’m also craving lots of spring greens at this time of the year.

    • Brian Jones March 11, 2016 at 11:42 am - Reply

      Yes I have used an oven too, it is a slightly different cooking method but if you take the lid off for the last hour in the oven you do get some lovely crispy bits even at a very low setting πŸ™‚

  2. I love using my slow cooker for meals! This one I have to try!

  3. dooseet March 8, 2016 at 12:25 pm - Reply

    Im not a fan of ribs, but these ones look delicious, maybe I have to give it a try:)

    • Brian Jones March 11, 2016 at 11:43 am - Reply

      I think ribs can often be a little fatty and they need real long and slow cooking to render out all of that fat and that’s where a slow cooker comes into its own.

  4. April March 8, 2016 at 12:32 pm - Reply

    I don’t eat pork but I’m sure this would taste great on beef ribs too! Love your blog!

    • Brian Jones March 11, 2016 at 11:44 am - Reply

      Thanks April, I’ve not tried it with beef, it does wonders with a chicken though πŸ˜‰ You will have to let me know how you get on.

  5. Felesha March 8, 2016 at 12:46 pm - Reply

    I’m a sucker for a rib!! These look spectacular!! YUM and beautiful pics!!!

  6. Gloria @ Homemade & Yummy March 8, 2016 at 2:44 pm - Reply

    Nothing beats a good rib recipe…and doing them in the slow cooker is even better. Nice pics too.

  7. Georgina | Culinary Travels March 8, 2016 at 4:32 pm - Reply

    Oh my word Brian! You have my mouth watering so much it is difficult to keep the keyboard dry πŸ˜‰
    Looks stunning, as always. A real comforting, keeper of a recipe.

    • Brian Jones March 11, 2016 at 11:46 am - Reply

      Thanks Georgina, unfortunately I am unable to compensate you for your damaged keyboard, may I suggest some cling film over the keys in future πŸ˜‰

  8. Rahul @samosastreet.com March 8, 2016 at 8:28 pm - Reply

    These look wonderful. I’ve never used Char sui sauce before, but will look for it next time at the grocery store.

  9. Jeff the Chef March 11, 2016 at 12:39 am - Reply

    That looks fantastic.

  10. Just Jo March 13, 2016 at 8:10 pm - Reply

    Oh my oh my oh my! These look sublime Brian! My step mum would go mental for these and given I’ve missed Mother’s Day, I suspect I’ll have to make these to distract her from it lol ;). What a simple but incredible looking recipe πŸ˜€

    • Brian Jones March 14, 2016 at 2:03 pm - Reply

      Thank Jo, it really is a fabulously simple recipe… You just have to not take the cooking too far or the meat will fall off the bone but apart from that there aint nothing that can go wrong, chuck it in the crock pot go do something and come back, 15 minutes of finishing and dinner is done πŸ™‚

  11. These look so delicious Brian! I LOVE ribs…and even better in the slow cooker!

    • Brian Jones March 29, 2016 at 8:57 am - Reply

      Anything that is chuck it in the pot and walk away has its place in real life πŸ˜‰

  12. My husband may be willing to let me use the slow cooker instead of the smoker to try this recipe haha. Is there are particular cut of ribs I should look for? They sell them in a few different styles here in the States.

    • Brian Jones March 29, 2016 at 8:44 am - Reply

      We get very different cuts of meat over here in Europe than the US so would be wary at guessing a name, but I like to use ribs from the middle of the rib cage and cut them in half with a big butchers saw.

  13. Byron Thomas March 21, 2016 at 11:23 am - Reply

    I really need to invest in a slow cooker. This pork ribs are looking pretty damn delicious, Brian. One of my dislikes for the slow cooker is the lack of browning – do you have any issue with that? I read that you like to place the ribs under a broiler after they’re cooked to brown them up a bit. That changes everything. Hahahah – after all, what’s meat without charred bits?

    • Brian Jones March 29, 2016 at 8:41 am - Reply

      Yup definitely, without those crispy bits it is a little flat but just 5 minutes under the grill and ‘boom’, I love cooking meat in a slow cooker, particularly fatty meat I find it renders the fat in a much more pleasing way than in an oven.

  14. Whitney March 21, 2016 at 7:51 pm - Reply

    I never knew you could cook something like this in the crock pot. The color looks really nice! Crock pots really do come in handy!

    • Brian Jones March 29, 2016 at 8:37 am - Reply

      Thank you, finishing them off under the broiler gives them that little crispy edge but they come out of the crock put cooked perfectly and just need 5 minutes extra love to turn the up to 11.

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