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Slow Cooker Vietnamese Ribs

Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time8 hrs
Total Time8 hrs 15 mins
Course: Main
Servings: 1 rack
Author: Based on a recipe from Martha Stewart's Slow Cooker cookbook


  • 1 rack baby backs cut into sections so they fit into your slow cooker
  • 2 shallots chopped fine
  • 1/4 cup fish sauce
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon Kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper


  • Place ribs into the slow cooker.
  • Stir together the shallot, fish sauce, salt and pepper.
  • Pour over ribs.
  • Cover and cook on low for 7 hours or until the meat is starting to fall off the bones, rotating the ribs after 3 1/2 hours.
  • Turn on your broiler. Carefully transfer the ribs to a foil-lined baking sheet and place under the broiler, meat side up, for 4-5 minutes or until nicely browned.
  • Pour the juices that remain in the slow cooker thru a sieve and into a sauce pan. Bring to a boil and then reduce to a simmer for 15 minutes until nice and thick.
  • Serve ribs brushed with reduced sauce.