Fast and Easy Slow-Cooked Short Ribs Recipe -
Fast and Easy Slow-Cooked Short Ribs Recipe
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Fast and Easy Slow-Cooked Short Ribs

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"Few ingredients, under 3 minutes, and come back to a finished dinner. Fresh rosemary is best, but dried works just fine too."

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Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    8 hrs

    8 hrs 10 mins


  1. Place short ribs into a slow cooker; top with French onion soup. Season mixture with salt and pepper. Pour chili sauce over exposed parts of ribs; sprinkle with rosemary.
  2. Cook on Low for 8 to 10 hours.
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  • Easy Cleanup
  • Try using a liner in your slow cooker for easier cleanup.

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Jun 25, 2015

My goodness! These were delicious, easy, and foolproof! It's not often you can get away with so few ingredients and so little work and have it turn out THIS great. Thanks for the fantastic recipe. I made it exactly as written. I'll be watching for sales on short ribs from now on, you can bet.

Mar 18, 2015

Delicious! I used it with boneless short ribs. It was juicy and very tasty! I added ground pepper and garlic.


7 Ratings

Feb 24, 2015

I wish the recipe contributor would specify what she means when calling for 'chili sauce.' Since we didn't have any on hand, I thought I might use Chinese restaurant packets of "chili sauce." LOL! I squeezed one packet only and stopped, because I tasted a drop of it and my mouth was burning like mad! Certainly the Panda Express type of chili sauce wouldn't be right for this recipe. I couldn't imagine dumping 12 oz of THAT on this dish, EVER. LOL! I followed the recipe, but added half an envelope of dry onion soup mix, in addition to the canned. Also, added minced garlic, and about 1c. beef broth in order to cover the meat. I don't eat ribs; I made them for my husband and he said they were excellent with some bbq sauce added at the table. Will use this recipe if I let him have ribs again. I cried when I saw the ugly hard grease that cooled and covered everything --- this is bad for anyone with cholesterol issues. All in all I give this recipe a thumbs up!

Jun 01, 2015

These were amazing!

Feb 26, 2015

The chili sauce I referred to in the recipe comes in a bottle like ketchup and it's called "Chili Sauce." It's a really tasty sauce, not as tomato-ey as ketchup with lots of spices in it. It is not hot at all! Sorry about the misunderstanding or my not identifying it clearly enough.

Jan 02, 2015

Yummy and super easy!

Dec 25, 2014



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  • Calories
  • 501 kcal
  • 25%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 5.7 g
  • 2%
  • Cholesterol
  • 95 mg
  • 32%
  • Fat
  • 42.5 g
  • 65%
  • Fiber
  • 0.5 g
  • 2%
  • Protein
  • 22.7 g
  • 45%
  • Sodium
  • 549 mg
  • 22%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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