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Asian Beef Short Ribs Recipe for the Crockpot


Asian Beef Short Ribs

Asian Beef Short Ribs

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Asian flavors give these beef short ribs a sweet-salty flavor that tastes like it came from an authentic Chinese restaurant. But this recipe takes only five minutes to prepare. The best part is the kids will absolutely love these short ribs. Tender and succulent, the meat just falls off the bone.

Don't worry that the ribs will be too spicy. The long, slow cooking process mellows the spices so much that these ribs just taste sweet, not spicy at all.

You can even cook these short ribs from a frozen state without thawing. Just turn the slow cooker onto high for an hour, then turn it down to low for the rest of the cooking time. The short ribs will turn out perfectly

Serve these ribs with roasted potatoes or garlic mashed potatoes and braised asparagus.

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Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 8 hours

Total Time: 8 hours, 5 minutes

Yield: 4 servings


  • 3-4 lbs. beef short ribs
  • 1/2 cup firmly-packed light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 2 Tbsp. chili garlic sauce (such as Lee Kum Kee)
  • 1/4 cup water


  1. Place the short ribs in the slow cooker. Add the brown sugar, soy sauce, chili garlic sauce and water.

  2. Cover, and cook on low for 7-9 hours, turning once halfway through to ensure all sides of the the ribs soak up the sauce.

Important note: If you are cooking frozen ribs that haven't yet been thawed, simply turn the Crockpot to high for the first hour of cooking. Then turn it down to low, and proceed with the recipe as directed.

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