Slow-Cooked German Short Ribs

Total Time
8hrs 25mins
Prep 25 mins
Cook 8 hrs

These ribs are amazing! Wonderful flavor. The flavor is reminiscent of German saurbraten. Serve with spaetzel and red cabbage.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a small bowl, combine 2 tablespoons flour, salt, and pepper. Coat the short ribs with the flour mixture.
  2. In a large skillet, heat the olive oil over medium-high heat. Brown short ribs in olive oil.
  3. In a slow cooker, combine onions, wine, chili sauce, brown sugar, vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, mustard, and chili powder. Mix thoroughly.
  4. Transfer the short ribs from the skillet to the slow cooker.
  5. Cover, and cook on Low for 6 to 8 hours.
  6. Remove ribs, and turn the slow cooker control to High.
  7. Finely crush gingersnnaps and stir into the sauce.
  8. Cook for 10 minutes, or until slightly thickened.
  9. Serve over spatzel or buttered egg noodles.


Most Helpful

Delicious - and so easy! We served these over egg noodles to soak up for wonderful sweet/sour sauce! Made as directed except I subsituted BBQ sauce for the chili sauce (didn't have any). Thanks for sharing this keeper which we will be having again soon!

ellie_ August 01, 2006

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