Honey-Braised Ribs

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Slow Cook Modern

Slow Cook Modern

By Liana Krissoff

Published 2017

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It might seem like this is an awful lot of honey and that the ribs would be cloying, but the honey, which not only sweetens but also helps to keep the ribs moist as they cook all day, is tempered by the spices.


  • pounds (1.6 kg) baby back ribs (1 smallish rack)
  • ¾ cup (180 ml) honey
  • teaspoons paprika
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon salt



Cut the rack of ribs between the bones into individual ribs and put them in the slow cooker. Drizzle in the honey. In a cup, combine the paprika, cinnamon, cumin, and salt and sprinkle the mixture over the ribs, turning them with your hand to coat them with the honey and spices. Cover and cook on low for 8 hours.


Using tongs or a slotted spoon, transfer the ribs to a platter. Spoon some of the cooking liquid over them and serve.