Recipe for Short Ribs in a Slow Cooker

Short ribs are one of those delicious dish that I don't get to make a lot.  Partly because my family and I are not heavy meat eaters.  But every once in awhile, I get the craving, so I scoured the Internet for a recipe. I found one. And it's smoky and tangy, just as I like them but it's cooked from a slow cooker.

Slow-cooked Short Ribs

Slow Cooked Short Ribs

  • 6-8 short ribs, about 3 pounds
  • 1 onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 teaspoons beef flavored bouillon granules
  • 1 cup hickory smoked barbecue sauce
  • 3 tablespoons dark brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch dissolved in small amount of water

(1) In large skillet over medium high heat, brown short ribs on all sides. 
(2) Place ribs in a slow cooker. Top with onions.
(3) In a bowl make the sauce by combining water, beef granules, barbecue sauce, brown sugar and mustard. Pour sauce over ribs
(4) Cover and cook on LOW 6-7 hours or until tender. Add cornstarch mixture and continue to cook 20 minutes or until sauce thickens. Good for serving 4 to 6.

Serve with fresh vegetables and the likes of mash potatoes, rice, and baked potatoes.

Slow Cooked Short Ribs with Baked Potatoes and Green Peas