Slow-Cooked Short Ribs

"This makes lots of sauce but that is how we like it."
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Ready In:
10hrs 30mins




  • In a large zip-top plastic bag, combine the flour, salt, and pepper.
  • Add ribs in batches and shake to coat.
  • In a large skillet, brown ribs in oil or butter.
  • Transfer to a large slow cooker.
  • In the same skillet, combine the remaining ingredients.
  • Cook and stir until mixture comes to a boil; pour over ribs (slow cooker will be full).
  • Cover and cook on low for 9-10 hours or until meat is tender.

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  1. The best, the best, the best!!!! My family came running when I said dinner was ready. The smell was compelling. The rib meat was falling off the bone tender and the sauce was out of this world. We used our rolls to sop up the extra sauce. Thanks for another new family favorite.
  2. My local grocery had a sale on short ribs and I knew I had just added this to my cookbook so I snatched them up. These are the hands down, the best short ribs I have ever made! The sauce is wonderful!!! Had enough to spoon over homemade mashed potatoes. This is pure comfort food! I wouldn't change a thing about this recipe! Thanks Nurse Di!
  3. These were really good. I used frozen country style ribs and didn't have time to flour and brown them. Will definately do that next time so I have a thicker sauce. I used balsamic vinegar (that's all I had) and only half a tablespoon of the chili powder. My mom came over during dinner and left with the recipe! Thank-you!
  4. Holy Moly, these ribs are some kind of delicious. A very easy recipe that worked well for my busy lifestyle. The meat was wonderfully tender. The sauce was aplenty and very tangy. We had friends over for dinner and they also loved the ribs. Thanks Nurse Di. Very impressive.
  5. Oh my gosh! The sauce is amazing! I didn't have the cider or red wine vinegar and so I substituted Holland House Marsala Cooking Wine instead and it was through the roof yummy! My whole family loved it! Thanks so much for the recipe!


  1. wow this was wonderful. I did make a few changes...left out the butter and flour entirely. Broiled the meat on all sides till browned. I used balsamic vinegar and salsa instead of wine or cider vinegar and chile sauce. the meat was spoon tender and the sauce.....oh the sauce, my hubbie and I couldn't get enough of it....thanks nurse di for a real keeper. It deserves 10 they are**********



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