Farm-Style BBQ Ribs

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. Cook: 6 hours


4 servings

Updated: Oct. 12, 2022
Inspiration struck when I saw a recipe similar to this one in a newspaper. My version was an instant hit with my husband and our friends. It got even better when I discovered how easy it is to make in the slow cooker. —Bette Jo Welton, Eugene, OR
Farm-Style BBQ Ribs Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 4 pounds bone-in beef short ribs
  • 1 can (15 ounces) thick and zesty tomato sauce
  • 1-1/2 cups water
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 can (6 ounces) tomato paste
  • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons cider vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 teaspoons ground mustard
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons salt


  1. Place ribs in a 5- or 6-qt. slow cooker. In a large saucepan, combine the remaining ingredients. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, 5 minutes or until slightly thickened. Pour over ribs; cook, covered, on low 6-8 hours or until tender.

Nutrition Facts

1 serving: 578 calories, 24g fat (9g saturated fat), 110mg cholesterol, 2503mg sodium, 46g carbohydrate (32g sugars, 7g fiber), 44g protein.