Slow Cooker Beef Short Ribs Recipe

slow cooker beef short ribs recipe

If you like beef short ribs and need to free up some time give this Slow Cooker Beef Short Ribs Recipe a try; the ribs are tender and delicious. This is a simple recipe to put together, and once you have it in the slow cooker, you can set it and forget it.


Slow Cooker Beef Short Ribs Recipe
Recipe Type: Main
Author: Patricia
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Serves: 4

Slow Cooker Beef Short Ribs Recipe

  • Author: Cullys Kitchen


  • 23 pounds of beef boneless short ribs
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper or to taste
  • 1/4 cup butter or margarine
  • 1 medium onion (chopped)
  • 1 cup beef broth
  • 3/4 cup red wine vinegar
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup chili sauce
  • 4 tablespoons ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 6 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder


  1. Mix the flour, salt, and pepper together in a food grade disposable plastic bag. Shake the ribs in the bag to coat; using the butter, in a large skillet, brown the ribs on all sides over medium-high heat. Remove the ribs to the slow cooker.
  2. In the same skillet combine the rest of the ingredients and bring the mixture to a boil, stirring to remove any drippings from the bottom.
  3. Pour the mixture over the ribs in the slow cooker, cover, and cook for 7-8 hours or until ribs are melt in your mouth tender.
  4. Remove any excess fat from the juices and serve over rice or mashed potatoes. (you can thicken the juices to form a gravy if desired)

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