Slow-cooked smoky sticky pork ribs with coleslaw

  • 30 mins preparation
  • 4 hrs 45 mins cooking
  • Serves 4
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Slow-cooked smoky sticky pork ribs
  • 2 kilogram american-style pork ribs
  • 3 clove garlic, crushed
  • 1 cup (280g) barbecue sauce
  • 1/4 cup (60ml) lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup (55g) firmly packed brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoon sweet smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon tabasco sauce
  • 1/4 small green cabbage (300g), shredded finely
  • 1/4 small red cabbage, (300g), shredded finely
  • 1 large carrot (180g) sliced thinly
  • 1 cup (120g) coarsely grated vintage cheddar
  • 2 tablespoon chopped fresh chives
  • 3/4 cup (225g) mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup (60ml) cider vinegar


Slow-cooked smoky sticky pork ribs with coleslaw
  • 1
    Cut pork ribs into pieces that will fit into the slow cooker.
  • 2
    Combine garlic with remaining ingredients in a large shallow dish; add pork, turn to coat pork in sauce. Transfer pork and sauce to a 4.5-litre (18-cup) slow cooker.
  • 3
    Cook, covered, on high, for 4 hours. Turn ribs once during cooking time for even cooking.
  • 4
    When almost ready to serve, make coleslaw. Place cabbages, carrot, onion, cheese, chives mayonnaise and vinegar in a large bowl; toss gently to combine. Season to taste.
  • 5
    Carefully remove ribs from the cooker; cover to keep warm. Transfer sauce to a medium frying pan; bring to the boil. Reduce heat; simmer, skimming fat from surface, for 10 minutes or until sauce has reduced to 1 cup.
  • 6
    Serve ribs drizzled with sauce, and with coleslaw.


Ask the butcher to cut the ribs into pieces that will fit into your slow cooker.

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