Slow Cooker BBQ Short Ribs

Total Time
8hrs 5mins
Prep 5 mins
Cook 8 hrs

This is summer in a slow cooker! It's also one of those recipes that will mellow and taste even better the next day.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Place ribs and onions in slow cooker.
  2. Mix barbecue sauce, honey, flour and mustard; pour over ingredients in slow cooker.
  3. Cover and cook on LOW for 6 to 8 hours (or on HIGH for 5 hours) or until ribs are tender.
  4. Remove ribs from slow cooker; cover to keep warm.
  5. Skim excess fat from sauce; return ribs to sauce.
  6. Stir gently until evenly coated.


Most Helpful

These ribs were very good, very tender, but they were not like ribs. They were like eating a juicy roast on the bones. I don't know if I left them in the crock pot too long. They cooked for 7 hours. They were delicious don't get me wrong, but not what I expected.

Joann R. May 19, 2014

Annacia, oh my goodness, these ribs came out so delectable and were absolutely falling off the bone! What a super-easy recipe to follow and one which will surely be used many, many more times! Thank you so much for sharing! I've featured this recipe on my blog -

DanaPNY January 20, 2014

This was so easy and good! I especially love the additional ingredients that go with the bbq sauce. I added 4 cloves garlic, minced and seared the ribs first. Will try next time without searing. Thanks for sharing!

aubsmc January 09, 2012

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