Short Rib in the Crock Pot

So I told you guys a few posts back about my new love of the Crock Pot (here) and I promised I would give you some new recipes in said Crock pot. I am never one to back out on a promise so here is one of my first experiments. When I tried this I got such a successful result that I was even requested (yes, the BF actually requested something I cooked!!) to make it for New Years. I got the recipe for short ribs on which had 129 reviews, so I had to give it a try. We had eight people over for dinner and I’m happy to say my guests were full and pleased with the meal!

Ingredients: (Serves 4)

1/4 cup flour

2/3 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon pepper

1 2/3 lbs boneless beef short ribs

1/4 cup butter

2/3 cup chopped onion

2/3 cup beef broth

1/2 cup red wine vinegar

1/2 cup brown sugar

1/4 cup chili sauce

1 1/3 tablespoons ketchup

1 1/3 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce

1 1/3 tablespoons minced garlic

2/3 teaspoon chili powder


Mix flour, salt and pepper in a bag, add ribs and shake until ribs are coated. Brown ribs in a skillet with either butter, margarine, Pam or olive oil. once browned on each side, place in slow cooker.

In the same skillet, combine the remaining ingredients and bring to a boil while stirring.

Once it comes to a boil, pour mixture into the Crock Pot on top of ribs.

Cover and cook for 9 hours on low. (I was crunched for time on NYE so I cooked it for 4 hours on high and it turned out OK too)

The first time I tried it, Corey and I paired it with a baked potato and our favorite basil baked onion I told you about here. For NYE we had asparagus (sprinkled with olive oil, S&P and grilled to perfection- nothing fancy but it is delish!), “the onion”, a wheat baguette, and mashed potatoes. It certainly isn’t the healthiest meal I’ve ever made but it was scrumptious!

I would love to find a recipe or at least substitutions to make this healthier, any suggestions? I am all ears 🙂


8 responses to “Short Rib in the Crock Pot

  1. That looks so delicious. I’m always looking for new recipes for the crockpot.

  2. mm that looks SO good!! i wish i had a crockpot – they seem to come in handy!

  3. Now that looks good.I came across your site from the foodieblogroll and I’d love to guide Foodista readers to your site. I hope you could add this slow cooker widget at the end of this post so we could add you in our list of food bloggers who blogged about recipes using the slow cooker/crock pot,Thanks!

  4. What an impressive meal!

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