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.)
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.
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).
This is a really great recipe if you are looking for something with a fast, easy preparation and that cooks all day in the crockpot. The only addition that I made was to brown the ribs in a frying pan before rubbing them with the paste. The taste is flavorful, but if you like spicy foods I would recommend kicking it up a notch by adding some crushed red chili pepper flakes to taste.