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Slow cooker, Noble Juice, Barbecue, Asian, Chinese
Tangerine Sticky Ribs
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
6 hrs
Total Time
6 hrs 10 mins

You'll love the flavor combination of these Slow Cooker Style, Tangerine Sticky Ribs!  Bursting with flavor and fall off the bone tender.

Servings: 4
Calories: 534 kcal
Author: Chef Dennis Littley
  • 1 pounds rack baby back pork ribs about 3
  • 2 tangerines coarsely chopped
  • 1 cup tangerine juice
  • 1 cup orange blossom honey
  • cup ¼ hoisin sauce
  • cup ¼ toasted sesame oil
  • 1 clove large garlic coarsely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon tangerine zest
  • 1 inch knob fresh ginger peeled and coarsely chopped, 2-
  • 1 teaspoon Szechuan peppercorns
  • 1 teaspoon Chinese five- spice powder
  • 1 tablespoon sambal oelek or your favorite chili pepper sauce
  • 2 tablespoons chopped tangerine peel for garnish
  • 1 tablespoon chopped parsley or cilantro for ganish
  1. Cut baby back ribs into portions that will fit into your slow cooker.
  2. Add the sesame oil, garlic, ginger, peppercorns and tangerine zest to the bottom of your slow cooker.
  3. Place ribs on top of seasonings
  4. Add tangerine juice, honey, hoisin, chili pepper sauce and five spice powder to slow cooker pouring over ribs. Don't worry it will all come together.
  5. Set timer for 4 hours on fast or 6-7 hours on slow. Ribs should be cooked till tender, not falling off the bone.
  6. Remove liquid from slow cooker when the time goes off and place in a small saucepan.
  7. Allow liquid to reduce by half, or until nicely thickened. You want the sauce to seriously cling to the ribs.
  8. Brush generous amounts of sauce on ribs, serve and enjoy!
  9. * you can place them in the broiler for a few minutes if you like, but I don't think they need it.
Nutrition Facts
Tangerine Sticky Ribs
Amount Per Serving
Calories 534 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 13g 20%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 83mg 28%
Sodium 127mg 5%
Potassium 630mg 18%
Total Carbohydrates 84g 28%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 80g
Protein 23g 46%
Vitamin A 11.3%
Vitamin C 40.8%
Calcium 6.9%
Iron 11.4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.