Super Short Ribs Recipe
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Super Short Ribs Recipe

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This came from an old oven recipe my mom had for short ribs. I added a few things, and these are always requested. —Coleen Carter, Malone, New York
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 8 hours
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 8 hours
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 3 medium onions, cut into wedges
  • 3 to 3-1/2 pounds bone-in beef short ribs
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 bottle (12 ounces) beer or nonalcoholic beer
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 2 teaspoons dried thyme
  • 2 teaspoons beef bouillon granules
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup cold water
  • Hot cooked noodles

Nutritional Facts

1 serving: 257 calories, 11g fat (5g saturated fat), 55mg cholesterol, 818mg sodium, 16g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 1g fiber), 20g protein .


  1. Place onions in a 5-qt. slow cooker; add ribs and bay leaf. Combine the beer, brown sugar, mustard, tomato paste, thyme, bouillon, salt and pepper. Pour over meat.
  2. Cover and cook on low for 8-10 hours or until meat is tender.
  3. Remove meat and vegetables to a serving platter; keep warm. Discard bay leaf. Skim fat from cooking juices; transfer juices to a small saucepan. Bring liquid to a boil.
  4. Combine flour and water until smooth. Gradually stir into the pan. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Serve with meat and noodles. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Super Short Ribs in Simple & Delicious March/April 2010, p19

Full-Bodied Red Wine

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

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meaganteal 244587
Reviewed Feb. 27, 2016

"Great recipe!! I did use pork ribs but kept everything else the same"

serendipity1212 186617
Reviewed Sep. 20, 2013

"Very yummy! I substituted beef broth for the beer and I braised them in the oven for 2 hours instead of cooking in the slow cooker - the sauce cooked down so it wasn't necessary to thicken it at the end. Loved the sauce. Definitely a keeper!"

jchockley 120756
Reviewed Oct. 25, 2012

"My entire family, including two picky kids, really enjoyed this meal. They voted it a "keeper" and have already asked for it again. Yummy and super simple - great combination."

hotpopper 109956
Reviewed Sep. 20, 2012

"This was so flavorful. I added some minced garlic like one review said."

GAMEON 187626
Reviewed Apr. 11, 2012

"It tasted like beef roast with carrots mfrom the oven. Nothing outstanding. Lacked umph!"

AutumnRust 171168
Reviewed May. 4, 2011

"Short ribs done in a crock pot is so delicious. One of my favorite dinners."

firecrackermango1 106860
Reviewed Apr. 20, 2011

"I forgot to mention that I added a couple of minced garlic cloves, sliced carrots, celery and broccoli to the onions, which all added to the flavor of this dish."

firecrackermango1 106859
Reviewed Apr. 20, 2011

"I made this tonight; easy and very tasty! The gravy has such an interesting flavor! I highly recommend this recipe!!"

mmaslen 171417
Reviewed Apr. 4, 2011

"Very tasty and the whole gang loved it"

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