Slow Cooker Honey Mustard Spare Ribs

Slow Cooker Honey Mustard Spare Ribs

Prep time:  15 mins

Cook time:  6 hours

Total time:  6 hours 15 mins

Ingredients

For the Ribs

  • 2 Tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce (look for gluten free options, I used Lea & Perrins)
  • 1 Tbsp honey
  • 2 tsp brown mustard
  • 1 tsp hot sauce
  • 1 cup broth, any kind
  • 1-inch piece of ginger, peeled
  • 1 star anise
  • 1.5 lb (700g) of spare ribs, pork or beef

For the Glaze

  • ¼ cup brown mustard
  • 2 Tbsp water
  • 1 Tbsp honey
  • 2 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tsp tomato paste
  • 1 tsp coconut aminos
  • Pinch of cayenne pepper
  • Black pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Prepare the braising liquid for the ribs by combining the balsamic vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, honey, mustard, hot sauce, and broth in a small bowl.

  2. Put the ribs in the crock pot. Cut to fit, if needed. Pour the braising liquid over and drop in the ginger and star anise.
  3. Cover, set to low, and cook for 6 hours. I flipped the ribs over once during cooking.
  4. For the sauce, combine the ingredients in a small saucepan and simmer over low heat until it has reduced / thickened a bit. Stir often.
  5. I kept it simple by removing the ribs from the crock pot (gently because they will probably fall apart) and basting them with the honey mustard sauce. I served with extra sauce on the side for dipping.

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Posted on March 7, 2016 .