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Slow Cooker Beef Ribs

These Slow Cooker Beef Ribs are absolutely mouthwatering! Beef short ribs in a homemade BBQ sauce and cooked in the Crockpot - the meat will be falling off the bone!
Course Dinner
Cuisine American
Keyword crockpot beef ribs, slow cooker beef ribs
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 hours
Total Time 5 hours 5 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 705kcal


  • 4 lb beef short ribs
  • 1 large onion quartered
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 3/4 cup ketchup
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp instant coffee granuals
  • 1 tsp cornstarch


  • Place ribs, onions and garlic in slow cooker sprayed with cooking spray. Mix remaining ingredients until blended; pour over ingredients in slow cooker. Cover with lid.
  • Cook on LOW 6 to 8 hours (or on HIGH 5 hours).
  • Remove ribs and onions from slow cooker; cover to keep warm. Skim and discard excess fat from sauce.
  • Whisk in cornstarch and allow to thicken sauce a bit, about 10 minutes.
  • Return ribs and onions to sauce in slow cooker; stir until evenly coated.


Calories: 705kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 64g | Fat: 33g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Cholesterol: 195mg | Sodium: 630mg | Potassium: 1496mg | Sugar: 24g | Vitamin A: 230IU | Vitamin C: 4.9mg | Calcium: 57mg | Iron: 7.6mg