Thai Spiced Short Ribs

Total Time
3hrs 15mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 3 hrs

If you enjoy a glaze-like sauce, remove the lid to the crockpot when the ribs are done. Turn the heat to high (if it isn't already) and simmer until thickened.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine oil, ginger, curry paste, allspice, salt and pepper in a small bowl to make a paste. Rub on ribs.
  2. Put ribs, cinnamon, onion & broth into a 4 1/2 quart or larger crockpot. Cover and cook until beef is tender, 6 to 7 hours on low or 3 1/2 to 4 hours on high. Skim excess fat from broth. Sprinkle with cilantro and serve.
Most Helpful

Yum, yum, yum! I had boneless ribs, but bone-in would have been more flavorful. I just used 8 oz. beef broth because I thought 14 oz. might make the sauce too watery. I figured I could always add more liquid if needed. Because it didn't cover the ribs 100%, I stirred the meat once during cooking to make sure all the spices got into the sauce. It was GREAT! I did add a pinch (actually about 1/4 tsp.) red pepper flakes. I thoroughly enjoyed it, but hubby did say he got 1 mouthful that was too hot, so I must not have stirred enough. (I did not think that it was too hot overall, but more stirring was definitely in order.) I'll be making this again for sure. I did grate the ginger rather than mince it and just measured by my best guess as if it was to be a minced amount. (The grated amount was probably about 2 tsp. because grating reduces the volume a lot.)

Cook In Southwest November 15, 2015

This was very good. We really enjoyed it. I made this with Sauteed Garlic Broccoli - Spicy. I couldn't get bone-in short ribs, only boneless. It was still good. I forgot the cinnamon sticks at the store. I think it was fine without. Thank you Ang11002 for posting this recipe.

Becky in Wisconsin July 14, 2013

I had never made short ribs before and was looking for a simple recipe. This was perfect! The rub came together quickly and they cooked in the slow cooker on low all day. I served over rice and poured the sauce from the ribs over the top (after I tried to skim off as much fat as possible).

JD's K9 Queen October 17, 2009