Wednesday Recipe: Slow Cooker Teriyaki Ribs

Slow Cooker Teriyaki Ribs


Once you make your own teriyaki, you’ll never go back to the store-bought stuff. Simmer 1/2 cup lower-sodium soy sauce with 2 tablespoons of rice wine vinegar and 1/4 cup brown sugar for a quick DIY teriyaki.

Yields 4 Servings


1 large rack baby back ribs (2 1/2 pounds), cut into pairs

1/2 teaspoon pepper

2/3 cup teriyaki sauce

1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar

2 cloves garlic, pressed

Slaw, for serving

Sesame seeds, for garnish

  1. Sprinkle baby back ribs with pepper; place in a slow cooker or Instant Pot with 1/3 cup teriyaki sauce. Cover; cook on High 4 hours or Low 7 hours until tender.
  2. Cut ribs apart. Simmer remaining teriyaki sauce, balsamic vinegar, and garlic uncovered on medium-high 5 minutes; brush onto cooked ribs.
  3. Serve with slaw. Garnish with sesame seeds if desired

Recipe courtesy of Good Housekeeping Test Kitchen at

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