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Chinese Country Beef Short Ribs

Chinese Country Beef Short Ribs

Slow cooked beef short ribs that simply fall off the bone in a delicious Chinese style barbecue sauce. Packed with flavor and nearly hands-free preparation using your slow cooker or Crockpot.














½ cup ketchup
2 tablespoons honey
2 tablespoons vinegar
rice or white
2 tablespoons soy sauce, tamari
¼ teaspoon chinese five spice powder
1 onions
finely chopped
2 teaspoons ginger
fresh, minced
1 garlic
clove, minced
1 teaspoon cornstarch
dissolved in 1 tb cold water
4 pounds beef, short ribs
cut into individual ribs
cooked, hot


Prepare the ingredients.

In a 3½ quart slow cooker, combine ketchup, honey, vinegar, soy sauce, five-spice powder, onion, ginger and garlic.

Position a broiler rack 6 inches from the source of the heat and preheat the broiler. Broil the ribs, turning once, until browned. About 10 minutes.

Brown the short ribs.]

Transfer the ribs to the slow cooker. Stir to coat the ribs with the sauce.

Transfer the ribs to the slow cooker.
Stir to coat the ribs with the sauce.

Cover and slow cook until ribs are tender. About 5 to 6 hours at 200 degrees (low).

Transfer the ribs to a platter and cover with aluminum foil to keep warm. Skim the fat from the surface of the sauce.

In a medium saucepan bring the sauce to a simmer over a medium heat. Cook until reduced to about 1 cup, 6 to 8 minutes. Stir in the cornstarch mixture and cook just until thickened. Pour the sauce over ribs and serve immediately with hot cooked rice.

Wow, seriously packed with flavor
Easy prepare...


* not incl. in nutrient facts



over 6 years

Wow, seriously packed with flavor. One of the best no-fuss beef short ribs I've ever had. I scaled the recipe down for one or two servings and didn't have pre-made five spice but had the individual components so I added a couple of whole star anise, cinnamon, fennel seeds, black pepper and a couple of whole cloves. The neighbors could smell it simmering in my small crockpot and appeared to be salivating. Since I scaled back the recipe there was no need to thicken the sauce, just skimmed the fat and it was hard to believe the amount of flavor that it developed. I used boneless beef short ribs that I found at Costco. Easy prep and darned tasty!


almost 14 years

This was easy and abosutely delicious! We will add this one to our recipe arsenal. I can't wait to make it agian.

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Indianapolis, United States
 over 5 years ago

Mmmmm....this looks perfect now that there's a chill in the air. Time to pick up some short ribs :)

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 128g (4.5 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 59772% of calories from fat
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 48g 73%
Saturated Fat 20g 101%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 107mg 36%
Sodium 254mg 11%
Total Carbohydrate 5g 5%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Sugars g
Protein 51g
Vitamin A 1% Vitamin C 3%
Calcium 2% Iron 16%
* based on a 2,000 calorie diet How is this calculated?


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