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Throw-Together Short Ribs

Throw-Together Short Ribs

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. Cook: 4-1/4 hours


4 servings

“This recipe takes no time to prepare and results in the most delicious, fall-off-the-bone short ribs,” writes Lamya Asiff of Delburne, Alberta. “The longer you cook them, the better they get!” TIP: “Serve them on a bed of rice,” Lamya suggests.

Throw-Together Short Ribs Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1/4 cup tomato paste
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon prepared mustard
  • 2 teaspoons seasoned salt
  • 2 teaspoons cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon beef bouillon granules
  • 2 pounds beef short ribs
  • 1 small tomato, chopped
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon cold water


  1. In a 3-qt. slow cooker, combine the first eight ingredients. Add the ribs, tomato and onion. Cover and cook on low for 4-5 hours or until meat is tender.
  2. In a small bowl, combine cornstarch and cold water until smooth; gradually stir into cooking juices. Cover and cook on high for 15 minutes or until thickened.

Nutrition Facts

1 serving: 252 calories, 11g fat (5g saturated fat), 55mg cholesterol, 1061mg sodium, 18g carbohydrate (13g sugars, 1g fiber), 20g protein.

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