Saturday, November 3, 2012

The Easiest Beef Short Ribs

In the need of a new crock pot recipe? Here's another good one for you! I love adding new recipes to my "Crock Pot Collection" because it's a great resource for those days when I know I'll be in a pinch to get dinner on the table.  This recipe did not disappoint.  It's the first time I've ever bought beef short ribs but they were easy to find in my local grocery store. The meat was so tender that it just fell off the bone! It's great served with rice or mashed potatoes and your favorite veggie.  

The Easiest Beef Short Ribs
Source: Not Your Mother's Slow Cooker Cookbook

1 T. unsalted butter or olive oil
1 medium yellow onion, finely chopped
3/4 c. ketchup
1/4 c. soy sauce
3 T. cider vinegar
3 T. brown sugar
3 to 4 lb. beef short ribs

1. In a small skillet, heat the butter over medium heat until melted, then cook the onion, stirring, until softened and golden, about 5 minutes. Add the ketchup, soy sauce, vinegar, and brown sugar, stir until smooth, and heat for 5 minutes.

2. Place the short ribs on a broiler pan and broil until well browned. Arrange the ribs in the slow cooker. If you have a round cooker, stack them. Pour over the sauce, distributing the onions over all the ribs. Cover and cook on low until tender and the meat starts to separate from the bone, 7 to 8 hours.

3. Transfer the ribs to a platter. Let the sauce cool a bit, then spoon the liquid fat off the surface and discard. Pour the sauce over the ribs and serve immediately.


  1. These sound delicious - and look yummy! I have always LOVED short ribs, especially in the crock pot!


  2. Thanks Kathie,
    I can't wait to make the short ribs. I use the Chicken and Dumpling crock pot recipe you posted a bit ago all the time. This looks like another winner. Thanks again, Lysa