Don’t Let The Name Fool You – These Slow Cooked Short Ribs Aren’t Short On Taste!

Coming home to a delicious, slow-cooked, Asian-inspired dinner is my favorite!

Coming home from a long day at work without having dinner prepped is sometimes like having to start your workday all over again. It’s easier — and worth it in the long run — to take a few minutes in the morning to prep a tasty dish that’s ready by the time you get home from work. Thankfully, you can have truly flavorful slow cooker Asian short ribs without a ton of hassle after a long day. This easy dish takes just 20 minutes to prep, cooks on its own in just 9 hours while you continue about your day (or 3-4 if you want it quickly), and pairs great when laid over a nice bed of hot, steamed rice. Enjoy!

Easy Asian Short Ribs

Serves 8

20 minutes prep; 4-9 hours inactive

  • 3 pounds beef short ribs
  • 1/3 cup soy sauce
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 2  cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon fresh ginger, minced
  • 1/4 cup Hoison sauce
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 cup rice wine vinegar
  • 1  onion, peeled and quartered
  • 1 teaspoon five-spice powder
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable or peanut oil
  • 1/2 cup green onions, chopped
  • 2 carrots, grated
  1. Combine the salt, pepper, five-spice powder and paprika in a small bowl. Sprinkle the spice mixture over the short ribs. In batches, brown ribs in oil. Set aside.
  2. Place the garlic, onion and carrot on the bottom of your slow cooker and set browned short ribs on top.
  3. Mix the remaining ingredients together in a large bowl. Pour over the short ribs and vegetables.
  4. Cover and cook on low for 9 hours (or on high for 4). Serve topped with green onion and rice.

Recipe adapted from Betty Crocker