Back to Sweet Chili Short Ribs

Print Options


Card Sizes


Sweet Chili Short Ribs Recipe

Folks may not be able to resist licking their fingers after they try these sassy beef ribs. Thanks to the long cooking time, the veggies take on some of those sweet-and-savory flavors, too.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Cook: 6 hours YIELD:5 servings


  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1-1/2 pounds boneless beef short ribs
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 pound sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 4 medium carrots, sliced
  • 2 cups frozen pearl onions
  • 2 celery ribs, chopped
  • 1 can (15 ounces) tomato sauce
  • 1 jar (12 ounces) apricot preserves
  • 1 jar (12 ounces) pineapple preserves
  • 2 envelopes taco seasoning
  • 1/4 cup packed dark brown sugar
  • Hot cooked rice or mashed potatoes


  • 1. In a large resealable plastic bag, combine the flour, salt and pepper. Add ribs, a few at a time, and shake to coat. In a large skillet, brown ribs in oil in batches on all sides. Transfer to a 5-qt. slow cooker. Add the mushrooms, carrots, onions and celery.
  • 2. In a small bowl, combine the tomato sauce, preserves, taco seasoning and brown sugar; pour over vegetables. Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours or until meat is tender. Serve with rice or potatoes. Yield: 5 servings.

Reviews for Sweet Chili Short Ribs

Sort By :
Reviewed Jul. 21, 2014

"The ribs wer very tender but the taste wasn't the best."

Reviewed Dec. 24, 2013

"Great recipe! Easy preparation...fix it and forget it. Very tasty. This recipe will be in my favorites category. My husband couldn't find short ribs at the grocery store, so we used beef back ribs. FYI: a good amount of fat/grease appeared by the end of the cooking time in the slow cooker. Maybe I should have cooled it in the refrigerator after cooking and scraped off the congealed grease and reheated."

Loading Image

Wine Pairings

Full-Bodied Red Wine

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