Prep Time
5 Mins
Cook Time
8 Hours
6 Servings

How to Make It

Step 1

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

Step 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.

Step 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.

Ratings & Reviews

chrisgrecipes's Review

April 05, 2014
So easy and so good. The meat just falls off the bone. I doubled the recipe and put in large crockpot as I had a large group and they all loved it! Of course, you have to find good quality short ribs, hopefully on sale. Will definitely make again!

September 04, 2015

rainblossom82's Review

February 09, 2013
Very good! Will definitely make again!

ra2636's Review

May 13, 2013
Despite my one star rating this was a good recipe. The meat turned out beautifully and my nephews almost inhaled it. But the cost of short ribs is not worth it to me. For the same amount of money I could have bought a really nice rib roast.

LynneO52's Review

March 27, 2011
I followed the recipe as is. It was delicous. Will make again. Served with potato salad and cole slaw.