Stewed Pork Spareribs with Peanuts and Tofu


This is another dish I cooked for dinner last weekend when my daughter was home for Thanksgiving break. This can’t be any easier with the slow cooker; just dump all the ingredients into the cooker, set it to low and stew it for 8 hours. Its another dish that I remember my sister used to cook for me back home.

  • Prep Time: 10 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 8 Hours
  • Serves: 5



  • 1 lb pork spare ribs, cut into 1 inch pieces
  • 1 (14 oz) package of medium firm tofu, cut into 3/4 in cubes
  • 6 cloves of peeled garlic
  • 1 (12 oz) package of dried peanuts with skin
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 Tbsp dark soy sauce
  • 3 Tbsp light soy sauce
  • 1 Tbsp sugar
  • 6 cups boiling water
  • 3 stalks of green onions for garnish, chopped
  • Dash of white pepper


  1. Boil 4 cups of water in a medium pot. When water boils, add spareribs and bring it back to a boil over medium high heat. Drain and transfer the spareribs into the slow cooker. Discard the water.
  2. Refill the medium pot with 4 cups of water and bring it to a boil. Add peanuts and boil for 3 minutes. The water will turn brown and cloudy, Drain and transfer the peanuts into the slow cooker.
  3. Add tofu cubes, garlic, salt, dark soy sauce, light soy sauce, sugar, and 6 cups of boiling water.
  4. Cover the slow cooker and set it to low and cook for 8 hours. Adjust seasoning to taste.
  5. Dish into a bowl, and garnish with chopped green onions and dash of white pepper. Serve with steaming jasmine rice.


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  • happyhomemaker88 November 30, 2014 at 1:13 am

    This is such an easy delicious stew to make – I love the combination of pork and tofu

    With best wishes,

    choesf 😀

    • recipeswecherish November 30, 2014 at 3:50 am

      Thank you. When I need to cook many dishes, this always comes to mind. I can always use the help of the slow cooker 🙂


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