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5-spice pork ribs

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This is a Chinese-inspired recipe that makes use of the slow cooker. The really quick preparation means you can organise it in the morning and enjoy it in the evening. Serves 6 – 8


1.5 – 2 kg pork or beef ribs
to taste, salt & ground black pepper
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp Chinese five-spice powder
2 Tbsp rice vinegar
1 Tbsp gluten-free soy sauce


  1. Lay the ribs on a cutting board and sprinkle generously with salt, pepper, and garlic powder. Rub a good amount of five-spice powder onto the ribs until they are evenly brown with powder.
  2. Measure the rice vinegar and the soy sauce into the bottom of a slow cooker. Add the ribs, cover, and cook on high for about 6 hours or on low for 8-10 hours.
  3. Chill the liquid left in the bottom of the slow cooker so the fat separates. Bring the remaining liquid to a boil, simmer for a few minutes, then use as a dipping sauce for the meat.

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