Sweet Sticky Slow Cooked Bbq Beef Ribs

Sweet Sticky and Delicious!

Submitted by Jarrah king

Sweet Sticky Slow Cooked Bbq Beef Ribs

Sweet Sticky and Delicious!
3 from 1 vote
Serving: 2
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 7 hours
Total Time 7 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)


  • Instead of basting half way through cooking time you could baste right at the end and pop it in a preheated 200 degree oven for 10 minutes. The extra basting helps make it sticky and sweet.

7 thoughts on “Sweet Sticky Slow Cooked Bbq Beef Ribs”

  1. Making this for dinner tonight. Using all the ingredients except I could only find pork spare ribs.

    Serving with oven baked chips and pasta salad.

    I will let you know how it goes after dinner! We’re all looking forward to it.

  2. Delicious. Followed the recipe except I had to use pork spare ribs. Everything else was as instructed.

    Served with chips and pasta salad. Everyone loved it and we will be having it again.

    Thanks for such a yummy recipe.

  3. I made this tonight and oh my goodness my partner loved it! Looked incredible definitely a big hit in the house

  4. My first attempt at Beef Ribs, this is awesome, the liquid was so good I added some corn flour to make a perfect gravy. I did also add some chilli flakes. The best Beef Ribs dish I’ve had,even if I do say so myself, thanks heaps.

  5. My first attempt at Beef Ribs, & this is an awesome recipe, I did add some chilli flakes, but the liquid was so good I added corn flour & reduced for extra gravy, thank you for a great recipe.

  6. Made this for dinner a few days ago with 2 pounds short ribs. It was great but it tasted so much better the next day =). will definitely make again.

  7. Carrie Tidswell

    I have cooked Pork ribs a lot but never Beef ribs until now. Followed this recipe and they were amazing. Thank you. ?

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