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a close up of a bowl of pork spare rib soup garnished with scallion, or Canh Sườn

Crockpot Pork Spare Rib Soup With Potatoes and Carrots (Canh Sườn Khoai Tây Cà Rốt)

Course dinner, Main Course, Soup, Soups
Cuisine Asian, Vietnamese
Keyword Pork, soup
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 3 hours
Total Time 3 hours 15 minutes
Servings 4 bowls
Calories 414kcal


  • 1 lb pork spare ribs cut between the bones
  • 3-4 medium red potatoes, peeled cut into bite sized pieces (about 1 lb)
  • 3 large carrots, peeled and cut into half inch pieces (about 1 lb)
  • 3-4 cups water
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 small shallot
  • 2 tablespoon fish sauce
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 stalks scallion for garnish


  • Add ribs to a pot of cold water with a large pinch of salt. Bring to a boil, and immediately drain and rinse.
  • Add ribs to a crock pot or normal pot and add fish sauce, garlic, shallot, salt and pepper to the ribs and leave to marinate for 10-15 minutes (optional)

If Cooking in Crockpot:

  • Add water and cook ribs on high 1.5 hours, on low 3 hours.
  • Add carrots and potatoes and cook for an additional 45 min - hour on high, 2 hours on low.
  • Garnish with chopped scallions and serve

If Cooking on stove top:

  • Add water to the pot of ribs and bring to a boil. Bring down to a simmer for 30 min
  • Add carrots and simmer for 10 minutes
  • Ad potatoes and simmer until all vegetables are fork tender.
  • Garnish with chopped scallions and serve


Serving: 1bowl | Calories: 414kcal | Carbohydrates: 44.3g | Protein: 28.6g | Fat: 15.1g | Saturated Fat: 5.7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Sodium: 1063.8mg | Potassium: 1087.1mg | Fiber: 6.2g | Sugar: 10.7g