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Slow Cooker Asian Short Ribs are so tender they fall of the bone.

Slow Cooker Asian Short Ribs

Slow Cooker Asian Short Ribs are so tender they fall of the bone. Cooked with lots of garlic, ginger and chili peppers for fantastic flavor.

Course Main Course
Cuisine Chinese
Keyword Slow Cooker Asian Short Ribs
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 8 hours
Total Time 8 hours 15 minutes
Servings 10 ribs
Calories 376 kcal
Author Catalina Castravet


  • 5 pound bone-in beef short ribs cut crosswise into 2 inch pieces
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 cup reduced sodium soy sauce
  • 1 cup beef broth
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar packed
  • 10 cloves garlic 8 whole and 10 minced
  • 1 tablespoon ginger freshly grated
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes optional
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 onion quartered
  • 3 bay leaves
  • 4 chili peppers dried, optional
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons parsley leaves fresh and chopped
  • 1 teaspoon sesame seeds


  1. Transfer ribs to a 6-qt slow cooker. Distribute evenly on the bottom.

  2. In a large bowl, whisk together: soy sauce, beef broth, brown sugar, minced garlic, ginger, sesame oil, Worcestershire sauce, and red pepper flakes. Stir until well combined.

  3. Add the mixture to the slow cooker over the ribs. Add the 10 whole garlic cloves, distribute evenly, also between the ribs. Same for the quartered onion and bay leaves. Top with whole dried chili peppers.

  4. Cover and cook on low heat for 8-9 hours or high heat for 4-5 hours.

  5. If you can, mid cooking, using a ladle, pour some of the slow cooker sauce on top of the ribs.

  6. Once cooked, in a small bowl, whisk together cornstarch and ¼ cup water until fully combined, with no clumps. Gently stir in the mixture into the slow cooker. Cover and cook on high heat for an additional 30 minutes, or until the sauce has thickened.

  7. Garnish with parsley and sesame seeds. Serve and enjoy!

Nutrition Facts
Slow Cooker Asian Short Ribs
Amount Per Serving
Calories 376 Calories from Fat 171
% Daily Value*
Fat 19g29%
Saturated Fat 7g44%
Cholesterol 97mg32%
Sodium 646mg28%
Potassium 683mg20%
Carbohydrates 15g5%
Fiber 0g0%
Sugar 11g12%
Protein 32g64%
Vitamin A 180IU4%
Vitamin C 2.1mg3%
Calcium 33mg3%
Iron 4.2mg23%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.