Real Simple Slow-Cooker Asian Short Ribs

READY IN: 8hrs 20mins




  • In slow cooker, combine the soy sauce, sugar, vinegar, garlic, ginger, and red pepper. Add the short ribs and carrots and arrange in a single layer. Lay the cabbage on top.
  • Cook, covered, on high for 5 to 6 hours (or on low for 7 to 8 hours, until the meat is tender and easily pulls away from the bone.
  • Transfer the cabbage, short ribs, and carrots to serving platter and place in a warm oven.
  • With a large spoon or ladle, skim the fat from the cooking liquid and discard. If you have time, at this point place the cooking liquid in the freezer to chill and the fat will rise, making it easier to remove.
  • Turn the slow-cooker to high setting. In a small bowl whisk together the cornstarch with 1 tablespoon of water until smooth. Add a little of the liquid from the bottom of the slow-cooker to the mixture and slowly whisk into the cooking liquid. Whisk until thickened and stir in sesame oil. Spoon the sauce over the short ribs and vegetables and sprinkle with the scallions.