Chinese Five Spice Short Ribs - Crock Pot

READY IN: 8hrs 10mins
Recipe by KelBel

A little sweet, a little spicy, and very tasty.

Top Review by TheDancingCook

I cut the recipe in half to serve 3. I used boneless country style pork ribs, which came out so very tender. I cooked them on low for about 5 1/2 hours then on high for about 2 hours. I used garlic powder instead of garlic salt, but used regular beef broth. The meat was not overly spicy, which was ok, because DH doesn't do the spicy thing and I was feeding a 5 y/o, who cleaned his plate of the meal. I served this with oriental fried rice and steamed broccoli. There is lots of delicious juicy broth and this would be great served over white rice too.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Slice the onion and put it into a slow cooker.
  2. Season the short ribs with garlic salt and pepper.
  3. Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Working in batches, brown all sides of the short ribs. When browned, place in slow cooker on top of sliced onions.
  4. In a mixing bowl, combine the remaining ingredients. Pour over the top of short ribs. Cover and cook on low for 8 to 9 hours.

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