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Slow cooker Hawaiian ribs make such a good dinner. Expect crock pot ribs that fall off the bone with plenty of flavour. It’s easy to make spare ribs Hawaiian style and there are plenty of side dish options which work great with them. You will love these Hawaiian short ribs in the slow cooker or crock pot with sweet and sticky hoisin sauce and pineapple juice.

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for slow cooker Hawaiian ribs that fall off the bone.

Hawaiian slow cooker short ribs are made with crushed pineapple or fresh pineapple. It’s one of the best slow cooker meals for fans of pork ribs, offering a great tropical flavour in every bite. Hawaiian style ribs are sure to be a family favourite!

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for slow cooker Hawaiian ribs that fall off the bone.

Ingredients for Perfect Hawaiian Crock Pot Ribs

This Hawaiian spare ribs recipe is based on ribs, of course, so you need to make sure you pick out some good ones. Use spare ribs or short ribs – whichever you prefer for dinner tonight!

The Hawaiian flavours come from the addition of onion, garlic, ginger, brown sugar, soy sauce, hot sauce, and apple cider vinegar. And then of course there is the pineapple!

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for slow cooker Hawaiian ribs. You will love these crock pot ribs.

These ingredients combine to make a tasty teriyaki style sauce which is sweet, spicy and savoury all at the same time. Throw in some pineapple preserves too if you want it super-sweet. It is amazing with the melt in the mouth ribs as well.

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for slow cooker Hawaiian ribs that fall off the bone.

What Type of Ribs are Best?

Hawaiian short ribs in the slow cooker come out delicious, as do spare ribs Hawaiian style recipes. So which kind of ribs gives the best results? You can make slow cooker Hawaiian ribs using whichever kind of racks of ribs you prefer.

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for slow cooker Hawaiian ribs that fall off the bone.

Choose from back ribs (also called pork baby back ribs), spare ribs, short ribs, or even beef ribs. Slow cooking is a great method for any kind of ribs, since the right cooking temperature and time will yield ribs that fall off the bone, tender and delicious.

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for slow cooker Hawaiian ribs that fall off the bone.

It’s best to peel the silver membrane off the back of the ribs before you start the Hawaiian short rib recipe. You can use paper towels to help you get a grip on it and then just lift it with a sharp knife and pull it off. You don’t have to remove the membrane but the ribs are easier to separate after cooking if you do.

This Recipe is So Easy to Make!

Part of the appeal of Hawaiian short ribs in the slow cooker is the simple recipe. You can make ribs that fall off the bone and will wow everyone with their flavour. Crock pot ribs mostly just concerns adding your ingredients to the slow cooker.

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for slow cooker Hawaiian ribs. You will love these crock pot ribs.

So first add the onions to the crockpot and then top them with the ribs. Mix the liquid ingredients together and pour this over the top.

Cover and cook for 7 hours then add the pineapple and cook for another hour. By now your kitchen will smell amazing! And you won’t want to waste another second waiting for the crockpot pork short ribs to be ready.

The next thing to do in this slow cooker Hawaiian ribs recipe is to take out the ribs, onion and pineapple and set them aside. Pour the liquid from the crockpot into a pan on the stove and simmer the sauce until it’s thickened and halved.

Now serve the ribs, onion, pineapple and sauce together. I guarantee everyone is going to love your Hawaiian style ribs!

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for slow cooker Hawaiian ribs. You will love these crock pot ribs.

How to Get the Ribs Crispy on Top

This is completely optional but if you like crispy ribs, you can brush some of the thickened liquid mixture over them. Then broil them for 3 to 5 minutes or until they are charred in places. That way your slow cooker Hawaiian ribs will be like they just came off the grill. You could also sprinkle sesame seeds over your Hawaiian spare ribs.

Even though you cook these Hawaiian short ribs in the slow cooker, you can give them a crispy finish in just a few minutes.

What to Serve with Crock Pot Ribs

All kinds of tasty side dishes are worth considering for this Hawaiian short ribs recipe. How about corn on the cob, potato salad, creamy coleslaw, Hawaiian game day chicken sliders or Hawaiian macaroni salad? Any of those would be amazing with these spare ribs Hawaiian style and contrast a savoury flavour with the sweet pineapple chunks.

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for slow cooker Hawaiian ribs. You will love these crock pot ribs.

Bread would pair well. You might like to consider Hawaiian bread rolls or else crusty baguette to mop up the delicious juices. For dessert, try this Hawaiian pumpkin crunch cake.

How Do You Know When the Ribs are Ready?

It’s possible to undercook and overcook ribs, even when making slow cooker Hawaiian ribs. A crockpot makes things easy but it’s still worth knowing how to tell when ribs are done.

When ribs are done, the connecting tissue breaks down and the skin is the only thing holding the rack of ribs together. You might have cooked the ribs in one, two or three layers depending on their size and your crockpot size.

Regardless, if they’re pretty much falling off the bone they’re definitely done and your Hawaiian style short ribs are ready to enjoy!

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for slow cooker Hawaiian ribs. You will love these crock pot ribs.

The meat should come off the bone if you twist one of the bones around without using a lot of force. The ribs are overdone when the meat falls off the bone when you pick up the rack. It should be very easy to get off though – that’s how you know your Hawaiian short ribs in the slow cooker are done to perfection.

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for slow cooker Hawaiian ribs. You will love these crock pot ribs.

Fall off the Bone Slow Cooker Hawaiian Ribs Recipe

5 from 15 votes

Fall off the Bone Slow Cooker Hawaiian Ribs

By: Bella Bucchiotti
Slow cooker Hawaiian ribs make such a good dinner. Expect crock pot ribs that fall off the bone with plenty of flavour. It’s easy to make spare ribs Hawaiian style and there are plenty of side dish options. You will love these Hawaiian short ribs in the slow cooker.
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 8 hours
Total Time: 8 hours 15 minutes
Servings: 6

Ingredients 

  • 1 red onion, cut into 1-inch slices
  • 3 Pounds ribs, trimmed
  • 2 Cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 Tablespoon ginger, freshly grated
  • 1/2 Cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 Cup soy sauce
  • 1 Tablespoon Sriracha sauce
  • 3 Tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 2 Cup pineapple, fresh, diced

Instructions 

  • Spread sliced onions evenly in the bottom of the crock pot. Place ribs on top of onion. 
  • In a small bowl, whisk together garlic, ginger, brown sugar, soy sauce, Sriracha, and apple cider vinegar. Pour mixture evenly over the ribs. 
  • Cook on low for 7 hours. Add pineapple to the crock pot and stir slightly so the pineapple is coated in the crock pot liquid. Continue to cook for one more hour.  
  • Carefully remove ribs, pineapple and onions from crock pot using a slotted spoon. Cover with foil to keep warm.
  • Pour remaining liquid into a small saucepan. Skim excess fat from the surface. Bring to a boil and cook until liquid is reduced by half and slightly thickened.  
  • Brush reduced liquid over the ribs. 
  • Spoon pineapple and onions over rice to serve.

Nutrition

Calories: 849kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 38g | Fat: 65g | Saturated Fat: 29g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 31g | Trans Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 170mg | Sodium: 725mg | Potassium: 643mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 24g | Vitamin A: 79IU | Vitamin C: 30mg | Calcium: 54mg | Iron: 4mg
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Let me know if you try to make these easy slow cooker Hawaiian short ribs. These spare ribs Hawaiian style are always a family hit for dinner and it’s ALWAYS worth adding a new easy slow cooker recipe to your regular meal rotation.

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Bella Bucchiotti

Bella Bucchiotti is a Canadian-based syndicated food, travel, and lifestyle writer, photographer, and creator at xoxoBella. She founded xoxoBella in 2015, where she shares her love for food, dogs, sustainability, fitness, crafts, outdoor adventures, travel, and philanthropy to encourage others to run the extra mile, try new recipes, visit unfamiliar places, and stand for a cause. Bella creates stress-free and family-friendly recipes for weeknight dinners and festive feasts.

 

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  1. 5 stars
    This recipe is so impressive! So good and my husband was asking for more when I made this last night. 😂 I’ll make this again on weekends!

  2. 5 stars
    I’m seriously impressed by how incredible this recipe is. It’s definitely going to be a regular in our meal rotation!

  3. 5 stars
    I had no idea you could even make ribs in a slow cooker but it’s getting a bit chilly to want to fire up the grill so this is a great recipe for this time of year. Going to make it again next week.

  4. These ribs sound like something my family would really enjoy. Anything with Sriracha and garlic has got to be delicious! Thanks for sharing this mouthwatering recipe!