14 Hours Later, Slow Cooked Short Ribs Were Devoured

Slow Cooked Ribs…mmmmm, sounds heavenly huh?  Well, my guys thought so!  I watched them devour these ‘fattier than I’d like ribs’ that took 14 hours to cook, while I happily savored every moment of my taters.

I’m making every effort to make my crockpot feel loved.  I’ve always used it for the basics like beans but have never really ventured too far beyond that.  I’m way too comfortable with the same type of cooking and thought it was time to take a risk!!!  I know, watch out right?!

This was one of the easiest recipes that took 5 minutes to prep and 14 hours to cook.  They could definitely be cooked faster but I wanted them to be done so that when my kids came home from school, they’d have a hot, home cooked meal to fill their belly.   These were also a fattier cut of ribs. I’d much prefer a leaner cut but my fellas didn’t seem to mind at all.  Once done with their meal, I heard lots of moaning and watched them lay around, trying hard not to fall asleep.  Around here that means they were a hit!  I’ll post my tiny secret to my homestyle taters a little later.

I’m not a big fan of chopping garlic so I’m thankful that my sweet mama got me this handy chopper.  It made it a breeze and I didn’t have to deal with all the stickiness and smell on my fingers.

I had never tried this French Onion Condensed Soup from Campbell’s but it gave the ribs a lot of flavor!

Of course, being married to a cowboy, we always have a few beers on hand. My husband actually cooks a lot with beer………

Recipe: Slow Cooked Short Ribs


  • 6 serving-sized pieces beef short ribs (about 3 pounds)
  • 2 tablespoons packed brown sugar
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 can (10 1/2 ounces) Campbell’s Condensed French Onion Soup
  • 1 can of beer


  1. Place the beef into a 5-quart slow cooker.
  2. Add the brown sugar, garlic, and flour and toss to coat.
  3. Pour the soup and beer over the beef mixture.
  4. Cover and cook on LOW for up to 14 hours or until the beef is fork-tender.

Quick notes

You can cook on high to save time!

Other rib recipes of interest:


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  1. 1

    Mmmmm I’m gonna put this on my meal list for Saturday. I’ve never made ribs before and can’t wait to try it out.

    • 2

      I don’t like ribs in all honesty but my guys do. There are so many ways to cook them and since most folks do the same ol’ bbq kind, we thought we’d try this one.

      I’d probably add lots of salt…LOL

      Miss ya!

  2. 3

    Stefani says

    Sounds yummy to me. I love ribs, but have yet to make them in the crockpot.

  3. 4

    Grace says

    ALWAYS looking for new crockpot recipes. This one sounds super easy and looks to bring in some new flavors for my family. I might have to try it this weekend.

  4. 5

    Tamara says

    I tried these and they are AMAZING! I have tried several crockpot short ribs recipes and this one is our favorite, by far! Thanks for sharing it!