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Crock Pot Honey Mustard Spare Ribs

Crock Pot Honey Mustard Spare Ribs are a delicious addition to your meal prep routine. Do yourself a favor and double the batch!

Course Main Course
Cuisine Gluten-Free, Paleo
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 6 hours
Total Time 6 hours 15 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 434 kcal


For the Ribs:

  • 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce look for gluten free options, I used Lea & Perrins
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 2 tsp brown mustard
  • 1 tsp hot sauce
  • 1 cup broth any kind
  • 1 inch ginger peeled
  • 1 star anise
  • 1.5 lb pork spare ribs

For the Glaze:

  • 1/4 cup brown mustard
  • 2 tbsp water
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 2 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tsp tomato paste
  • 1 tsp coconut aminos
  • Pinch cayenne pepper
  • Black pepper to taste


  1. Prepare the braising liquid for the ribs by combining the balsamic vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, honey, mustard, hot sauce, and broth in a small bowl.
  2. Put the ribs in the crock pot. Cut to fit, if needed. Pour the braising liquid over and drop in the ginger and star anise.
  3. Cover, set to low, and cook for 6 hours. I flipped the ribs over once during cooking.
  4. For the sauce, combine the ingredients in a small saucepan and simmer over low heat until it has reduced / thickened a bit. Stir often.
  5. I kept it simple by removing the ribs from the crock pot (gently because they will probably fall apart) and basting them with the honey mustard sauce. I served with extra sauce on the side for dipping.
Nutrition Facts
Crock Pot Honey Mustard Spare Ribs
Amount Per Serving
Calories 434 Calories from Fat 216
% Daily Value*
Fat 24g37%
Saturated Fat 4g20%
Cholesterol 125mg42%
Sodium 501mg21%
Potassium 711mg20%
Carbohydrates 16g5%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 12g13%
Protein 36g72%
Vitamin A 160IU3%
Vitamin C 3.1mg4%
Calcium 77mg8%
Iron 3.1mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.