Crock Pot Indonesian Style Country Ribs
photo by Bergy
- Ready In:
- 6hrs 15mins
- 2 lbs pork country-style spareribs, trimmed
- 1 onion, sliced
- 1⁄4 cup ketjap manis (dark sweet soy sauce)
- 1⁄4 cup pineapple juice
- 1 lime, juice of (no seeds)
- 2 tablespoons tomato ketchup
- 1 tablespoon brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger
- 1⁄2 teaspoon ground turmeric
- 1⁄2 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper
- 3 -4 Thai red chili peppers, slice thin (optional)
- 3 cups steamed jasmine rice (optional)
- Place ribs in the bottom of the crock pot.
- Separate onion into rings and place on top of pork.
- In a small bowl, mix together ketjap manis, pineapple juice, lime juice, ketchup, brown sugar, ginger, turmeric, and cayenne pepper until blended.
- Pour mixture over pork and onions.
- Cover crock pot and cook on low for 6-8 hours or on high for 3-4 hours or until pork is tender and cooked through.
- Serve pork with rice (if desired), garnished with slices of hot chiles.
- Serving suggestion: for my dinner, I also took some sliced crimini mushrooms and snow peas (about 2 cups each), and stir-fried those with some hot chilies until they were partly cooked, then added a ladle of the sauce from the crock and allowed it to thicken onto the veggies until the veggies were crisp tender; I served the veggies also with chunks of fresh pineapple on the side.
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It took me a while to find ketjap manis, but I'm glad I did. I think the sweetness made a big impact on the taste of this dish. The ease in preparation was a delightful surprise as well. Both hubby and I enjoyed it a LOT. In fact, we ate all but one small piece of the meat at one meal. I've put this in my favorites, as I will be making it again. I served it with basmati rice and stir fried celery and cashews with 1 minced Serrano chile. I skipped the Thai chiles. The combination was great. Note: I saved this recipe as a favorite and later tried putting all the ingredients into the freezer together. Last night I put the frozen bag into the fridge to thaw and into the crock pot this morning. It cooked it on low for about 6 hours, and it turned out GREAT - even better than when cooked fresh. This is certainly a winning recipe!
I love this recipe. It melts in your mouth. I was not able to find the ketjap manis so I used equal parts soy sauce and light molasses. I served it over brown rice and will try basmati rice next time. I steamed a broccoli/cauliflower medley to served with it that was very complimentary. It's going to be a staple in my house.
This is the type of recipe that gives you that lovely warm taste in your mouth that almost has an after glow- Not too spicy but just right.I cut the recipe back to 4 ribs, removed the fat, cooked on low for 6 hours - perfect. Served with whole wheat noodles,sauce over noodles, green beans with cherry tomatoes and steamed cauliflower Wonderful dinner thanks Sue
Oh Sue....this is now my new favorite way for country style ribs! The sauce is SO flavorful and delectable! I ended up cooking the ribs on low overnight as I startted them too late and was NOT going to stay up until 12:30am! They turned out perfectly moist and fall apart tender. This was SO good over the jasmine rice! I am thrilled that I have 1 1/2 large ribs left to make myself dishes for lunch! Thanks for sharing this treat Sue!
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