Slow Cooked Beef Ribs

Vanessa Vickery

For anyone with a slow cooker, this slow cooked beef ribs recipe is a perfect way to enjoy delicious and succulent meat with very little preparation (just a bit of time). This recipe comes courtesy of my husband; he didn’t cook it – but he did put in a special request! They turned out really well and I thought they were worth sharing.


15 min

7-9 hours

  • 1.5 – 2 kilograms beef short ribs
  • Sea salt and black pepper for seasoning
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 2 cups beef stock (home made or organic preferred)
  • 1 cup of organic tomato paste
  • 4 tablespoons of organic/raw honey
  • 3-4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 4 tablespoons homemade Worcestershire sauce (get the recipe here)
  • 1 teaspoon of ginger, minced
  • Season the ribs with salt and pepper.
  • Melt the coconut oil in a large fry pan on medium high heat. Add the ribs and cook for 4-5 minutes each side or until browned.
  • Remove from the fry pan and place in the slow cooker.
  • Pour the beef stock over the ribs.
  • In a small bowl, mix the tomato paste, honey, garlic, Worcestershire sauce and ginger. Pour over the ribs.
  • Cook on low heat for 7-9 hours until the meat is falling off the bone. Alternatively you can cook in a crockpot on a very low oven.
  • To serve: drizzle the sauce over the ribs and serve with your favourite greens and potato (or sweet potato) mash.