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Slow Cooked Braised Beef Short Ribs

Slow Cooked Braised Beef Short Ribs

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword beef-short-ribs, easy-beef-ribs-recipes, slow-cooked-braised-beef-short-ribs
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 8 hours
Total Time 8 hours 15 minutes
Servings 12 servings
Calories 291kcal
Author Melissa Sperka


  • 4 lb beef short ribs trimmed of visible fat [12 pieces]
  • ½ cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp seasoned salt
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • ½ tsp onion powder
  • Sauce:
  • 1 10 oz can Rotel tomato Chili Fixin's
  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 1 medium sweet onion diced
  • 1 chipotle pepper plus 1 Tbsp adobo sauce
  • 3 Tbsp Worcestershire or soy sauce
  • ¼ cup beef broth
  • ¼ cup molasses
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • 2 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • ½ tsp seasoned salt
  • ½ tsp cumin


  • In a small bowl, mix together the all-purpose flour, seasoned salt, cumin, garlic powder, black pepper, paprika and onion powder.
  • Dust the short ribs on all sides with the seasoned flour.
  • In a large pot or dutch oven heat a few drizzles of olive oil. Brown the ribs in batches over m medium-high heat on all sides until golden.
  • Spray the crock of a 6 quart slow cooker with cooking spray. Layer the ribs in the slow cooker.
  • Add all of the sauce ingredients to a stand blender or food processor. Pulse until smooth. Drizzle over the ribs.
  • Cover and cook on low for 8 hours or until fork tender.
  • When done, use a slotted spoon to carefully remove the ribs from the sauce.
  • Skim the fat from the sauce, or chill and allow the fat to congeal on the top, then remove.
  • Serve the ribs drizzled with sauce over grits, mashed potatoes, rice or pasta.
  • Optional: To char the ribs. place onto a baking sheet and brush with sauce. Broil in the oven for 3-5 minutes, if desired.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 291kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 23g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 65mg | Sodium: 918mg | Potassium: 632mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 17g | Vitamin A: 252IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 42mg | Iron: 4mg