Curried Beef Short Ribs (Slow Cooker)

Total Time
6hrs 30mins
Prep 30 mins
Cook 6 hrs

Now you can have an intensely-flavored exotic meal on the table with very little effort! The lime zest and lime juices brighten the rich flavors, too.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Sprinkle ribs with 3/4 t. salt and 1/8 t. pepper. Add half of the ribs to pan; cook 2 minutes on each side or until browned. Place ribs in an electric slow cooker or crock pot. Repeat procedure with remaining ribs.
  2. Add shallots, garlic, and ginger to skillet; saute 2 minutes. Stir in 1/4 cup water and curry paste; cook 1 minute. Stir in coconut milk, sugar, and fish sauce. Add coconut milk mixture to cooker. Cover and cook on LOW for 6 hours.
  3. Remove ribs from cooker; keep warm. Strain cooking liquid through a colander over a bowl; discard solids. Place a zip-top plastic bag inside a 2-cup glass measure. Pour cooking liquid into bag; let stand 10 minutes (fat will rise to the top). Seal bag; carefully snip off 1 bottom corner of bag. Drain drippings into a small bowl; stopping before fat layer reaches opening; discard fat.
  4. Stir in remaining 3/4 t. salt, remaining 1/8 t. pepper, zest, and juice.
  5. Shred rib meat with 2 forks; discard bones. Serve sauce over ribs and rice.
Most Helpful

Everybody loved this. Nice flavor but not too spicy. Used boneless short ribs and my new slow cooker. Wasn't quite tender enough at 6 hours.

sheepdoc August 01, 2016

My son made this for my birthday dinner. Awesome!! Even better the next night, as we were able to remove much more of the fat after overnight refrigeration.

Pinay0618 January 15, 2013

I love this dish! I used pork ribs (cheaper) and they came out tender and flavorful. Next time I'll adjust to make more of the sauce, my hubby really enjoyed it. I will definitely make this again and again and again and again!

Bikerdiva July 25, 2012