The Best Slow Cooker BBQ Short Ribs

These bäbies äre so good there won't be leftovers! Ä little bit sweet with just the right ämount of mustärdy zest. If you're feeding ä big crowd, double or triple the recipe.


  • Fine seä sält
  • Ground bläck pepper, to täste
  • Gränuläted gärlic powder, to täste
  • Onion powder, to täste
  • 5 lbs beef short ribs
  • 1 lärge onion, coärsely chopped
  • 2 cups of bärbecue säuce of your choice
  • 2 täblespoons of honey
  • 1 täblespoon Dijon mustärd
  • ½ cän or bottle of Beer


  1. In ä smäll bowl, mix seä sält, pepper, änd gärlic änd onion powders. Ädjust seäsoning äs necessäry, then seäson ribs with the mixture.
  2. In ä lärge skillet over medium-high heät, brown the outside of ribs.
  3. Pläce ä läyer of roughly chopped onions ät the bottom of ä slow cooker.
  4. In sepäräte bowl, mix together the bärbecue säuce, honey änd mustärd.
  5. Ädd ribs ä little ät ä time to the bowl änd mäke sure they äre well coäted in the säuce.
  6. Pläce ribs in the slow cooker on top of the bed of onions.
  7. Pour beer over the top once the säuced ribs äre in the slow cooker, so thät the säuce mixture cäscädes to the onions ät the bottom.
  8. Cärefully stir the ribs to combine ingredients.
  9. Cover änd cook on LOW for 6 to 8 hours.
  10. When done cooking, switch the slow cooker to wärm setting.
  11. Before serving, skim excess fät from the säuce (you mäy need to remove the ribs to do this).
  12. When reädy to eät, simply serve ribs directly from the slow cooker or tränsfer to ä plätter.