Slow Cooker Polynesian Pork RibsEstimated Cost:  $10.00

Prep Time:  15 minutes

Slow Cooker Time:  8 to 10 hours

Serves:  6

The culinary flavors of South Pacific cuisine have always been some of my favorites.  They are good on all sorts of food, but in my opinion they are best on pork.  This recipe will definitely let you impress your friends without putting a hurt on your wallet.

2 lbs. boneless country-style pork loin ribs
1 clove garlic, finely chopped (how to)
1 sm. onion, sliced
1 can (8 oz.) crushed pineapple in juice, undrained
3/4 cup ketchup
3 Tbs. brown sugar, tightly packed
3 Tbs. hoisin sauce
1 tsp. fresh ginger, grated (how to) OR 1/4 teaspoon of ground ginger
cooked rice

1. Place pork ribs, garlic and onion in slow cooker. Spoon about half of the pineapple with some of the juice over ribs. Reserve remaining pineapple and juice.

2. Cover; cook on LOW heat setting 8 to 10 hours.

3. About 35 minutes before serving, drain and discard cooking juices from slow cooker; wipe edge of slow cooker clean. In small bowl, mix ketchup, brown sugar, hoisin sauce, gingerroot and remaining pineapple with juice. Spoon or pour evenly over ribs. Increase heat setting to High. Cover; cook 25 to 30 minutes longer or until ribs are glazed. Serve with rice.

Mike’s comments:

With pork ribs being one of my “essential food groups” it’s safe to say I’ve prepared them countless ways. Polynesian Pork Ribs in the crock pot is one of my favorite ways. Try this recipe, I promise you won’t be disappointed.

Recipe Source: Betty Crocker Online Recipes