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Asian BBQ Pork Baby Back Ribs

Prep Time1 hr
Cook Time3 hrs
Total Time4 hrs
Servings: 4
Author: Vanjo Merano


  • 1 2 1/2 to 3 lbs. slab baby back ribs
  • 1 large red onion chopped
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 3/4 cup Teriyaki sauce
  • 1 tablespoon minced ginger
  • 1 teaspoon five spice powder
  • 1 cup chicken broth

Barbecue sauce ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup hoisin sauce
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1/8 teaspoon five spice powder
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds
  • A pinch of ground black pepper


  • Clean the baby back ribs and remove the layer of white membrane at one side. Slice the slab into 3 to 4 pieces.
  • Arrange the ribs in a resealable bag and then add the Teriyaki sauce. Remove the air in the bag, seal, and marinate for at least 1 hour.
  • Arrange the marinated baby back ribs, onion, ginger, garlic, five spice powder, and chicken broth in a slow cooker. Set the cooker to high and slow cook for 3 hours.
  • Make the asian barbecue sauce by combining the barbecue sauce ingredients. Set aside.
  • Carefully remove the baby back ribs from the slow cooker. Gently rub-of the onion and other ingredients used in the slow cooker from the ribs. Arrange in a baking tray lined with aluminum foil.
  • Pre-heat the oven to 350F. Brush the barbecue sauce all over the ribs. Leave some sauce for later use. Bake for 15 minutes.
  • Remove from the oven and brush the remaining sauce. Serve!
  • Share and enjoy!


Serving: 4g