Sticky BBQ Beef Short Ribs

Sticky, succulent ribs that is sure to have those plates licked clean!

Submitted by Jarrah King

Sticky BBQ Beef Short Ribs

Sticky, succulent ribs that is sure to have those plates licked clean!
5 from 1 vote
Serving: 2
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 6 hours
Total Time 6 hours 10 minutes


  • 1kg of beef short ribs


  • 2tbs apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tsp dried rosemary
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • 1/2 cup bbq sauce
  • 1tbs tomato paste
  • 1 tbs smoked paprika
  • 1tbs garlic powder(could use fresh)
  • 1tbs onion powder
  • 2tbs black strap molasses (could use honey, maple or brown sugar but really recommend trying molasses)
  • 1 cup of beef stock
  • Season with pepper


  • Place all the marinade ingredients (except beef stock) into a bowl and mix.
  • Baste the ribs with half of the marinade and place the remainder of the marinate into the fridge until later.
  • Pour the stock into the slow cooker and add ribs.
  • 3 hours into cooking time gently turn the ribs over and cover with the remainder of marinade (see notes)
  • If during the cooking process you notice the ribs drying scoop the sauce from the bottom of the slow cooker pour over the top it also adds more flavour.
  • Slow cook for 6 - 7 hours on low
  • Or 5 hours on low and then 1 hour on high (I find this works best for ribs)
  • Notes : instead of basting half way through cooking time you could baste right at the end and pop it in a preheated 200 deg oven for 10 mins. The extra basting helps make it sweet and sticky.

3 thoughts on “Sticky BBQ Beef Short Ribs”

  1. Pretty good! I used maple syrup instead of molasses. Meat fell off the bone. Served with coleslaw & mashed potato.

  2. Elizabeth Menolotto

    5 stars
    Perfection! Finishing in a hot oven with the glaze was delicious. The bones slid out easily and we could carve the soft meat into slices. Next time I will use the stock to make a gravy also. Will happily make this any time I can find beef shorties for a good price. Would also be very happy to serve this to guests for a dinner party! 10/10 recommend.

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