Making Short Ribs in the Slow Cooker – so easy and time efficient and perfect for cold winter days!


I love making dishes that last for days and this is one that does. I started this dish late in the afternoon in the slow cooker and before bed put it into the fridge then the next afternoon took it out and finished it off – so easy and delicious!

Short Ribs with Coca Cola!


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 8 (6-ounce) bone-in beef short ribs, trimmed  ( if serving 8 or depending how large the short ribs are)
  • 3/4 cup unsalted beef stock
  • 1/3 cup lower-sodium soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup rice vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons grated peeled fresh ginger
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 8 minced garlic cloves
  • 1 (12-ounce) can coca cola
  • 1 (4 x 1-inch) orange rind strip
  • 4 cups (1-inch) diagonally cut carrot
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 2 cups diagonally cut snow peas
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro


  1. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add 1 tablespoon oil; swirl to coat. Add half of beef to pan; cook 10 minutes, turning to brown on all sides. Remove beef from pan; place in a 6-quart electric slow cooker. Repeat procedure with remaining 1 tablespoon oil and beef. Add stock and next 9 ingredients (through rind) to slow cooker. Cover and cook on LOW for 8 hours or until beef is very tender. Carefully remove beef from pan; keep warm.
  2. Skim fat from surface of cooking liquid; discard fat. Strain the cooking liquid into a large saucepan; bring to a simmer. Add carrot to pan; cook 20 minutes or until carrot is almost done. Combine 1/4 cup water and cornstarch, stirring with a whisk. Add cornstarch mixture to pan; bring to a boil. Stir in peas; cook 2 minutes.
  3. Put the whole mixture back into the slow cooker and let simmer on high for half hour.
  4. Place 1 short rib in each of 8 shallow bowls. Ladle 1/2 cup sauce and vegetables over each serving; sprinkle evenly with cilantro.

Short ribs browning in a skilletshort ribs being browned

Ginger Root from the Little FarmGinger root from LF

Chopped garlic from the Little FarmChopped garlic from LF


About Grandma

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