Throw Together Short Ribs

Total Time
4hrs 10mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 4 hrs

I got this recipe from Quick Cooking magazine. DH loves it, and it is SO simple to put together from stuff I always have in the pantry.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. If you have time, brown the ribs in a little oil. If not, just throw them in the crockpot.
  2. Put all the rest of the ingredients except the cornstarch and 1 Tbsp cold water in the crockpot too.
  3. Mix just to combine and coat the ribs.
  4. Cover and cook on low for 4-5 hours or until meat is tender.
  5. I have left it for as long as 8 hours and they came out fine. If you leave them in for a long time, just check to see if it needs any water now and then.
  6. Before serving, combine the cornstarch and cold water until smooth.
  7. Gradually stir into cooking juices to make gravy.
  8. Cover and cook 10-15 more minutes until thickened.
Most Helpful

Used boneless ribs, real good.

Calhoon June 21, 2007

Superb! Very flavorful barbecue type sauce. I used boneless ribs, left out the tomato, subbed garlic salt (1 t was enough), and forgot the cornstarch. The meat was tender after 5 hours, but I think the longer the better.

Literary Mom April 19, 2007

I haven't made this specific recipe, but it is very similar to how I prepare my short ribs. The only changes are that I add some chipotles in adobo for spice and, while making the gravy, grill the ribs so that they get a nice crispy outer layer. Cooking them first in the crockpot makes them so tender, it's amazing.

Chez Arnow March 25, 2006