Slow Cooked Ginger & Soy Beef Short Ribs

Isn’t it great when you can have an amazing home cooked meal with very little effort?? And it’s even better when the recipe is comforting. I made beef short ribs in a slow cooker and I loved it. It was the perfect meal after a busy day.

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Most times, cooking short ribs means lots of oven time…sometimes up to 4 hours. I don’t know about you, but I certainly don’t have time for that! Short Ribs are very dense and when they’re cooked just right, it’s the most fork tender rib you’ll ever find. Seriously, when I was ready to eat these Ginger & Soy Beef Short Ribs, I didn’t need a knife. Just by digging in with a fork, the meat tore apart.

The marinade are mostly pantry items, including soy sauce, beef broth, brown sugar, garlic and ginger. I added a few spices, like coriander (which you could use cilantro if you don’t want to buy a new spice) and Chinese five spice (again, if you don’t have it – you can use fennel seed or omit it). It’s cooked for 5 hours with the short ribs and then strained and simmered until only half of the liquid remains. It will be a thin sauce that’s perfect to drizzle over the short ribs and 90 second rice.

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It’s recipes like this this one make me really happy! I loved how easy it was to prepare such a fancy meal. And the short ribs were amazingly tender and the sauce had a lot of zing from the ginger. And of course, the 90 second microwavable rice guaranteed I didn’t have to scrape a pot of burnt rice. :)  I hope you’ll like it too!

Slow Cooked Ginger & Soy Beef Short Ribs


  • 8 short ribs
  • Salt & Pepper
  • 2 tsp sesame oil
  • 1 cup beef broth
  • 2 tbsp low sodium soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1 inch ginger, peeled and sliced
  • 2 garlic cloves, smashed
  • 1 tsp dried coriander (or cilantro)
  • 1 tsp Chinese 5 spice (or dried fennel)
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 2 packages of 90 second brown rice
  • Green onions, for garnish


  1. Take the 8 short ribs and sprinkle with salt & pepper. In a warm skillet, add sesame oil. Brown short ribs on the meaty side. In the slow cooker, mix together the rest of the ingredients (expect rice & green onions.) Place short ribs in the slow cooker, meaty side down. Cook on low for 6 hours.
  2. When the ribs are fork tender, remove from the slow cooker. Strain liquid in the slow cooker into a sauce pan. Boil 5 to 10 minutes or until reduced by about half.
  3. Microwave rice according to directions (usually 90 seconds!). Serve under short ribs with sauce and green onions.
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7 Responses

  1. Scott says

    I made these for my wife yesterday and we both loved them! Thanks for sharing this recipe and helping me put together a great dinner for her on Mother’s day.

    • admin says

      Wow, Scott!! That means a lot coming from you!! Thank you so much and I’m so glad your wife had a great Mother’s Day dinner!

  2. Trish - Mom On Timeout says

    Ooh! I love slow cooker recipes and this one looks killer!

  3. Heather @ Sugar Dish Me says

    That is all.
    No wait– I heart slow cooker recipes, too.

  4. Amy | Amy's Cooking Adventures says

    This looks delicious! And your photographed the beef so beautiful! I can never get beef to look so nice!

  5. miss messy says

    My boyfriend would love these! I’m always on the look out for recipes like this, as a lowly vegetarian i’m always pretty worried i’ll give him food poisoning. Ha. The glaze sounds fantastic! I wonder if i could put it on something veggie!

    • admin says

      Haha! Get a meat thermometer, girl! I even use mine from time to time. :)

      Yes, I think the Ginger Soy Sauce would be awesome with veggies!


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