Slow Cooker Sticky Korean Ribs - these are so tender and flavorful. The sticky glaze in AMAZING! One of the best slow cooker recipes of all time
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Slow Cooker Sticky Korean Ribs

Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time8 hrs
Total Time8 hrs 15 mins
Course: Main Dish
Servings: 4
Author: Christina Hitchcock


  • 2 racks baby back ribs



  • 1 tablespoon fresh ginger - grated
  • 2 teaspoons ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 6 cloves garlic - minced
  • 2 tablespoons sweet chili sauce
  • 1/3 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1/3 cup rice wine vinegar
  • 2/3 cups low-sodium soy sauce
  • 2/3 cups honey
  • 1 teaspoon gochujang - Korean chili paste
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon water


  • Mix together rub ingredients.
  • Spread rub evenly over both sides of rib racks.
  • Stand ribs on their side and wrap around the sides of the slow cooker.
  • Mix together sauce ingredients, leaving out the cornstarch, water and gochujang.
  • Pour 1 cup of of the sauce into the slow cooker.
  • Cover and cook on low for 8 hours or until ribs are tender.
  • Meanwhile, pour remaining sauce into a sauce pan; bring to a boil.
  • Add gochujang to sauce pan.
  • Mix together the cornstarch and water.
  • Pour cornstarch mixture into the boiling sauce.
  • Reduce heat to medium and simmer until sauce thickens.
  • When ribs are done, preheat the broiler.
  • Place ribs on a foiled lined baking sheet and broil until they start to sizzle.
  • Brush on a thick layer of the sauce and broil again until sticky.
  • Serve remaining on the side for dipping.
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