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Slow Cooker Teriyaki Ribs


4 people


30 minutes



– 1 rack baby ribs, about 2 pounds – 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper – 1 tablespoon Balsamic vinegar – 2 cloves garlic – 1 tablespoon roasted white sesame seeds, garnish on top – 1 cup slaw, for serving Teriyaki Sauce – 1/2 cup reduced-sodium soy sauce – 3 tablespoons mirin, Japanese sweet seasoning – 1/4 cup sugar

Step 1

Prepare teriyaki sauce by mixing soy sauce, mirin, and sugar in a cup. Pour the mixture into a saucepan, and bring it to a boil. Keep stirring the sauce until the sugar has dissolved. Turn off the heat and set aside.

Step 2

Cut ribs apart and place them in an Instant Pot (or a slow cooker). Evenly sprinkle ground black pepper on top and add 2/3 of the teriyaki sauce. Cover the pot and cook for 30 minutes in an Instant Pot or 4 hours on high in a slow cooker.

Step 3

Simmer the remaining teriyaki sauce with Balsamic vinegar and garlic for 5 minutes on medium heat. Turn off the heat and transfer to a dish.

Step 4

Brush sauce on cooked ribs and garnish with white sesame seeds before serving.

Step 5

Serve slow cooker teriyaki ribs with slaw, green salad, or steamed rice.

Easy Slow Cooker Teriyaki Ribs cook to perfection with homemade sweet and savory teriyaki sauce. It's incredibly delicious and is a hearty meal for the family with only a few everyday ingredients.

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