German-Style Short Ribs

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. Cook: 8 hours


8 servings

Updated: May. 18, 2023
Our whole family is excited when I plug in the slow cooker to make these amazing ribs. We like them served over rice or egg noodles. —Bregitte Rugman, Shanty Bay, Ontario
German-Style Short Ribs Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 3/4 cup dry red wine or beef broth
  • 1/2 cup mango chutney
  • 3 tablespoons quick-cooking tapioca
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 4 pounds bone-in beef short ribs
  • 2 medium onions, sliced
  • Optional: Egg noodles or spaetzle and minced fresh parsley


  1. In a 5-qt. slow cooker, combine the first 11 ingredients. Add ribs and turn to coat. Top with onions.
  2. Cook, covered, on low for 8-10 hours or until meat is tender. Remove ribs from slow cooker. Skim fat from cooking juices; serve juices with ribs. If desired, serve ribs with noodles or spaetzle and parsley.

Nutrition Facts

3 ounces cooked beef: 302 calories, 11g fat (5g saturated fat), 55mg cholesterol, 378mg sodium, 28g carbohydrate (17g sugars, 1g fiber), 19g protein.