Slow Cooker Hawaiian Short Ribs

Hawaiian Short Ribs | 2CookinMamas

My daughter and I have been so busy working on this website that neither one of us have much time to think about what to cook for dinner. What we needed were some good recipes that we could start in the morning in the slow cooker and serve when our husbands got home from work.

Now I am very particular in what I cook in the slow cooker as some cuisines, such as Asian, just don’t work as well and I would rather stir fry anyway but this recipe for short ribs, that I found on, looked delicious and was just the right type of dish that would tenderize the meat and give it more flavor. I hope you enjoy it as much as we did. I just wish I had made double the recipe as it is that good!

Hawaiian Short Ribs


  • 2 pounds boneless beef short ribs
  • 1/3 cup soy sauce
  • 2 Tablespoons light brown sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon Chinese 5-Spice powder
  • 3 teaspoons minced garlic


My boneless short ribs fit easily into my 6 quart Crockpot but would also have been fine in a 4-quart version.  If you are using bone-in short ribs I would definitely use the larger size pot.

Place the short ribs in the cooker, and add the remaining ingredients.

Cover and cook on low for 6 hours, or on high for about 4 hours. Flip the short ribs half way through cooking time and right before serving to coat with sauce.

Serves 4.

Wine Pairing: You want a nice robust red with earthy tones to compliment the Asian spice and meatiness of the dish so opt for a Shiraz or a Zinfandel.

 Note:  For a great slow cooker, check out: Hamilton Beach 33967 Set ‘n Forget 6-Quart Programmable Slow Cooker on

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  • Reply
    Cindy @ Hun... What's for Dinner?
    04/02/2014 at 2:09 pm

    The flavours of these ribs sounds fantastic. Thanks for sharing at Simple Supper Tuesday.

    • Reply
      Linda Warren
      04/02/2014 at 2:24 pm

      My pleasure. I enjoyed seeing all the delicious recipes that so many bloggers posted. This was my first week of trying out link parties and I am thrilled at finding so many new and interesting websites.

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