Lacquered Short Ribs in the Slow Cooker – Man Food

by Dorothy Reinhold on June 15, 2014

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Beef…it’s what’s for dinner when men get to choose.

Am I right? Can we just say I’m right without getting all gender-hinky about it?

OK, let’s settle down and acknowledge that women like manly food, too, and men like salads and quiche. All good?

Then Happy Father’s Day!

Lacquered Short Ribs in the Slow Cooker |

Recipe: Lacquered Short Ribs in the Slow Cooker

Summary: Short ribs cook low and slow with a fragrant Asian sauce, which is then amped up further and lacquered on for final presentation.


  • 8 beef short ribs (about 3 pounds)
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon dark soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon black bean garlic paste
  • 1 tablespoon Hoisin sauce
  • 1 teaspoon crushed ginger

Sauce Add-Ins

  • 1 teaspoon brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons molasses
  • ¼ teaspoon crushed garlic
  • ¼ teaspoon crushed ginger


  1. Lacquered Short Ribs in the Slow Cooker | www.ShockinglyDelicious.comMist the inside of a slow cooker crock with nonstick spray and add meat to the crock.
  2. Lacquered Short Ribs in the Slow Cooker | www.ShockinglyDelicious.comIn a small bowl, stir together brown sugar, dark soy sauce, black bean garlic paste, Hoisin sauce and crushed ginger. Spoon this over the ribs, put the lid on and cook for 4 hours on high or 8 hours on low.
  3. Remove ribs from pot and chill ribs and sauce separately. When ready to serve, remove sauce from refrigerator, remove fat from top (if any has collected and solidified), and scrape sauce into a small pot. Add the Sauce Add-Ins – brown sugar, molasses, garlic and ginger. Bring to a boil and simmer until sauce is a little thicker and measures about ½ cup.
  4. Heat the ribs (I used the microwave oven to simply reheat them).
  5. Serve 2 ribs per person, with some sauce spooned over top. Accompany with mashed potatoes and salad if you like, for the best kind of manly dinner.
  6. Serves 4.

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Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 4 hours
Diet tags: High protein
Number of servings (yield): 4
Culinary tradition: Chinese

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