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BBQ Beef Short Ribs

Prep time 5 mins
Cook time 8 hrs
Yield 6 Servings


  • 1/2 onion, chopped
  • 1 (13.5 oz.) jar barbecue sauce
  • 4 1/2 pounds beef short ribs
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 teaspoon vegetable oil

Nutrition Information

  • calories 352
  • fat 17 g
  • satfat 7 g
  • protein 28 g
  • carbohydrate 17 g
  • fiber 1 g
  • cholesterol 84 mg
  • sodium 849 mg

How to Make It

  1. Place onion and barbecue sauce in a slow cooker. Season ribs with salt and pepper.

  2. In a large skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add ribs in batches and brown on all sides, 2 to 3 minutes total. Transfer ribs to slow cooker and stand on end. Pour 1/4 cup water into skillet and cook over low heat, scraping bottom of pan with a wooden spoon to incorporate browned bits. Pour this liquid into slow cooker. Cover and cook on low heat for 8 hours.

  3. Transfer ribs to a platter; skim fat from sauce. Pour sauce over ribs. Serve ribs with coleslaw and corn on the cob or other seasonal vegetable.