TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 6 hours
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 4 pounds bone-in beef short ribs
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 2-1/2 cups sliced onions
  • 1-1/2 cups beef broth
  • 1-1/2 cups chili sauce
  • 2/3 cup cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons curry powder
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper

Nutritional Facts

1 serving: 563 calories, 29g fat (10g saturated fat), 109mg cholesterol, 2379mg sodium, 36g carbohydrate (25g sugars, 2g fiber), 38g protein.


  1. In a large skillet, brown ribs in oil in batches. Transfer to a 5-qt. slow cooker; add onions. Combine the remaining ingredients; pour over ribs. Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours or until meat is tender. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Braised Beef Short Ribs in Simple & Delicious March/April 2006, p61

Full-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied red wine such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot or Syrah.

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nmanley User ID: 8468191 247123
Reviewed Apr. 15, 2016

"Very Very Good. I used more ribs and it was done in my crock pot at 6 hours. Meat falls of the bone. Super easy too!"

jthibeau User ID: 1594379 71563
Reviewed Aug. 11, 2014

"loved this recipe- meat is so tender it falls off the bone. I skimmed the fat off the top when the meat was done and used a little cornstarch to thicken the broth for gravy. Was a hit at the dinner table."

hot_cookin_momma User ID: 5612707 102257
Reviewed Apr. 27, 2013

"This was amazing! Rib were so tnder they fell off the bones! The flavor was amazing! My 2 yr old, husband and work hand loved them!

*I Sautéed half the onion to give a little more flavor"

jhunt User ID: 3145416 66189
Reviewed Jul. 20, 2012

"this was very good It did not dispoint."

AVacca08 User ID: 5989469 136086
Reviewed Jul. 31, 2011

"Absolutely delicious! They were extremely tender and fell right off the bone. My husband loved them."

Pinklepurr User ID: 4945778 154550
Reviewed Mar. 6, 2010

"Really good recipe overall. I adapted it since the only chili sauce in my fridge was hot Thai chili, so I omitted it entirely. I added a dash of Worcheshire sauce and shallots and my family really enjoyed it. I will look forward to making this recipe again for special occasions and when we plan to have dinner guests."

ddherber User ID: 3742396 66188
Reviewed Jan. 11, 2010

"I live alone, so I cut this down to one serving. The only chili sauce I had was medium heat and I used too much, so it was almost too hot. But it was fantastic on rice! I sending this to my daughter and sister. Yummy!"

lynneschuster User ID: 1437326 82626
Reviewed Jan. 1, 2010

"I have made this recipe before. My husband & I were very please with the way it turned out. If he goes back for 2nds, it's a keeper & I can make it again. He did & I will. Thanks ToH!!!"

pjward67 User ID: 1748616 64506
Reviewed Aug. 15, 2009

"Though it was a bit too tangy for us (I'll cut back on cider vinegar next time), we really enjoyed this recipe. What a treat to come home to!"

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