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Slow-Cooker Short Ribs

These Slow Cooker Short Ribs make the perfect, easy weeknight dinner. Beef short ribs are slow cooked in a sweet, spicy, and salty marinade until fall-apart tender and juicy. Serve as an entree over rice, in tacos, on a sandwich, you name it!
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time8 hours
Total Time8 hours 10 minutes
Course: Ribs
Keyword: beef short ribs recipe slow cooker, crockpot short ribs, short rib recipe slow cooker, slow cooker beef short ribs, slow cooker short ribs
Method: Slow Cooker
Servings: 4
Author: Lexi



  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil or avocado oil
  • 1 tablespoon coconut sugar
  • 2 tablespoons Coconut Amino
  • 2 tablespoons Coconut Aminos Teriyaki sauce
  • 1 tablespoon fresh grated ginger
  • 2 tablespoons Green Chilies

Everything Else:

  • 1/2 cup chicken or beef broth
  • 2 lbs. grass-fed short rib boneless or bone-in*

Spicy Mayo (for serving):

  • 1/4 cup homemade mayo or store-bought avocado oil mayo
  • 2-4 teaspoons sriracha depending on desired level of spice


  • In a medium bowl, mix together marinade ingredients.
  • Place oven on broil setting (high). Season meat generously with sea salt and pepper. Place on a sheet pan under the broiler for 4 minutes on each side, until tops are browned.
  • Place meat into your slow cooker.
  • Pour marinade over, pour in beef or chicken broth, and set on low for 8-10 hours.
  • Once done, shred meat off bones for tacos, or serve over Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes!


  • Often you get more flavor with bone-in meat, but either will work perfectly for this dish!


Calories: 454kcal | Carbohydrates: 19.6g | Protein: 13.6g | Fat: 35.5g | Saturated Fat: 13.7g | Cholesterol: 138mg | Sodium: 516mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 5.6g