Chinese Beef Short Ribs (Slow Cooker)

Prep Time
Cook Time
7h 20m
Ready In

"These short ribs are out-of-this-world. If you don't have a slow cooker it can be cooked in the oven at 350 degrees for less time. Serve the leftover sauce with rice"

Original is 5 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (649.2 g)
  • Calories 1416
  • Total Fat - 96.7 g
  • Saturated Fat - 38.2 g
  • Cholesterol - 351.5 mg
  • Sodium - 2358.6 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 20.4 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 0.5 g
  • Sugars - 13 g
  • Protein - 109.6 g
  • Calcium - 48.7 mg
  • Iron - 12.5 mg
  • Vitamin C - 3.3 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.6 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Season the short ribs with pepper. Brown the ribs in hot oil, then transfer to slowcooker.

Step 2

In a large bowl, whisk together soy sauce, beef broth, brown sugar, garlic, ginger, sesame oil and red pepper flakes, Pour over the browned ribs in slow cooker.

Step 3

Cover and cook on low heat for 7-8 hours or high heat for 3-4 hours.

Step 4

In a small bowl, whisk together cornstarch and 1/4 cup water. Stir in mixture into the slow cooker. Cover and cook on high heat for an additional 30 minutes, or until the sauce has thickened.

Step 5

Serve with cooked rice. Garnish with sesame seeds.


No special items needed.

3 Reviews


I really enjoyed the rib...I cut it way down for just one (on sale) beef rib...the flavor was perfect...and I was surprised with such a small amount of liquid (due to downsizing) that it didn't dry out...served it with soba noodles and mini won-ton pot stickers with a yummy dipping sauce...thanks for sharing your recipe...made for "What's on the menu" tag game...


review by:
(23 May 2022)


Very good short ribs which we enjoyed with rice and broccoli. I forgot the parsley and sesame seeds but otherwise made as directed. Thanks for sharing!


review by:
(15 May 2017)


I loved this recipe and give it top marks. The ribs were so tender you could cut them with a fork. I used the European Style short ribs. They are cut long ways about 1" wide. I will sure make this again. It is so easy to prepare. Into the crock pot and they mind themselves!


review by:
(23 Apr 2016)

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