Korean Ribs {Slow Cooker Monday}

Ribs!  Some love em’, some don’t.  I normally don’t make them around here because Husband Man isn’t a huge fan.
However, I wanted to put something different down on our menu this go round and these fit the bill.
This recipe is what happens when you combine sugar and soy sauce with other ingredients.
I have to admit, I was pretty darn skeptical about making this from the get go.  Mostly due to the fact that it required 5-10 Jalapeno peppers!
No.  That last sentence was not a typo.  You read that right.   5-10.  Not only 5-10….but 5-10 WHOLE ones.   My curiosity won again however and I pushed on with making them.
One may think (like I did) that putting that many peppers in this dish would make it spicy and hot.  Not the case.  It actually added a smoky flavor, like the original recipe stated it would.  And it made a nice compliment to the other ingredients that were in there.
Husband Man stated that they taste like the popular Korean dish, Bulgolgi.  He was stationed in Korea many moons ago so he knows his stuff when it comes to that.  I, however, had to take his word on it πŸ˜‰
The best part about this whole thing is….it’s only 5 ingredients!  Genius huh?
Make them for your family today πŸ˜‰

Korean Ribs

(Serves 8-10)


1 package of beef or pork short ribs (we used half a package of long ones.  We just cut them in half to fit inside the crock pot)
1 cup soy sauce
1 cup brown sugar
5-10 Jalapeno peppers, whole…not chopped (we used 6)
1/2 cup of water
1.  Place ribs inside the slow cooker.
2.  Place peppers all around and on top of the ribs.
3.  Combine the soy sauce, brown sugar, and water in a bowl.  Pour on top of the ribs.
4.  Cook on low for 8 hours.
5.  Serve with rice or mashed potatoes, beans, or salad.
**Libby’s Notes:  I ended up cooking ours on high for 1 hour due to the ribs still being frozen.  Then I cooked it on low for 8 hours. 
Recipe Source:  A Year of Slow Cooking


  1. Looks like a great recipe and I have all the ingredients on hand — think I better try it out!

  2. MMMM! My sweetie would love this dish. We have ribs in the freezer too…just gotta get some jalapenos and we'll be set to try it soon. Thanks for sharing…I would have been doubtful too, so I'm glad you shared your thoughts and the recipe.

    1. Yes, I was VERY doubtful…but I also like experimenting with recipes πŸ˜‰ Hope you enjoy it Marsha πŸ™‚

  3. The photographs on this website are top-notch. These ribs look delicious. So much easier in the slow cooker then on a hot bar-b-que pit. Can't wait to try them.


    1. Thank you Lisa πŸ™‚ My hubby and I work hard on trying to produce somewhat decent photos on here. We hope you enjoy the ribs πŸ™‚

  4. Anonymous says:

    You forgot the ginger?

    1. The original recipe did not call for ginger πŸ˜‰ However, you are more then welcome to add it to the recipe on your own πŸ™‚

  5. Jadi Huggins says:

    Can you use poblano peppers instead?😁 I deal with stomach issues and can’t have anything remotely spicy. 😒

    1. Sure! I don’t see why you wouldn’t be able to use those.

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