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Slow Cooker Asian Short Ribs - Literally fall-off-the-bone tender! SO SO GOOD. Set and forget right in your crockpot. So easy with zero fuss!

Literally fall-off-the-bone tender! SO SO GOOD. Set and forget right in your crockpot. So easy with zero fuss!

Slow Cooker Asian Short Ribs - Literally fall-off-the-bone tender! SO SO GOOD. Set and forget right in your crockpot. So easy with zero fuss!

Short ribs? Easy? Yes, yes, yes. With the help of the crockpot, this is by far one of the easiest, slow cooker set and forget dinners. Even on the busiest of days, you can make dinner happen so fast. Just dump everything in your slow cooker morning of – no searing, no browning here.

Slow Cooker Asian Short Ribs - Literally fall-off-the-bone tender! SO SO GOOD. Set and forget right in your crockpot. So easy with zero fuss!

The crockpot will do all the heavy lifting here. And you can even white lie to your guests and tell them you’ve been slaving away in the kitchen all night to get these short ribs just right. It’s so so good, they’ll believe you without a shadow of a doubt.

Slow Cooker Asian Short Ribs - Literally fall-off-the-bone tender! SO SO GOOD. Set and forget right in your crockpot. So easy with zero fuss!

And this marinade is simply out-of-this-world amazing using just a handful of pantry staples – soy sauce, beef broth, brown sugar, garlic, ginger and sesame oil. Serve over rice with some kimchi and cucumbers and all the leftover sauce, please. It’s weeknight friendly, and will make your heart sing.

Slow Cooker Asian Short Ribs - Literally fall-off-the-bone tender! SO SO GOOD. Set and forget right in your crockpot. So easy with zero fuss!

Tools For This Recipe

6-qt slow cooker

Slow Cooker Asian Short Ribs: Frequently Asked Questions

What should I serve this with?

We love to serve this over rice and a side of kimchi and cucumbers.

I don’t have fresh ginger. Can I substitute ground ginger?

Absolutely! But because ground ginger is often more potent/concentrated than freshly grated ginger, you need less when using dry. The correct ratio is 1 tablespoon freshly grated ginger to 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger.

Do you have other short ribs recipes?

Yes, this is one of our favorite red wine braised short ribs recipes made on the stovetop.

Slow Cooker Asian Short Ribs

Literally fall-off-the-bone tender! SO SO GOOD. Set and forget right in your crockpot. So easy with zero fuss!
4.9 stars (65 ratings)

Ingredients

  • ½ cup reduced sodium soy sauce
  • ½ cup beef broth
  • ¼ cup brown sugar, packed
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon freshly grated ginger
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes, optional
  • 4 pounds beef short ribs
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley leaves
  • 1 teaspoon sesame seeds

Instructions

  • In a large bowl, whisk together soy sauce, beef broth, brown sugar, garlic, ginger, sesame oil and red pepper flakes, if using.
  • Place short ribs into a 6-qt slow cooker. Stir in soy sauce mixture until well combined.
  • Cover and cook on low heat for 7-8 hours or high heat for 3-4 hours.*
  • In a small bowl, whisk together cornstarch and 1/4 cup water. Stir in mixture into the slow cooker. Cover and cook on high heat for an additional 30 minutes, or until the sauce has thickened.
  • Serve immediately, garnished with parsley and sesame seeds, if desired.

Notes

*To test for doneness, pull on a bone as it should slide out freely.

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