Few ingredients, under 3 minutes, and come back to a finished dinner. Fresh rosemary is best, but dried works just fine too.

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
8 hrs
total:
8 hrs 10 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place short ribs into a slow cooker; top with French onion soup. Season mixture with salt and pepper. Pour chili sauce over exposed parts of ribs; sprinkle with rosemary.

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  • Cook on Low for 8 to 10 hours.

Nutrition Facts

501 calories; protein 22.7g 45% DV; carbohydrates 5.7g 2% DV; fat 42.5g 65% DV; cholesterol 95.2mg 32% DV; sodium 549.1mg 22% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (31)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
02/27/2015
The chili sauce I referred to in the recipe comes in a bottle like ketchup and it's called "Chili Sauce." It's a really tasty sauce not as tomato-ey as ketchup with lots of spices in it. It is not hot at all! Sorry about the misunderstanding or my not identifying it clearly enough. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
01/06/2019
I was not impressed. Not with all the five star reviews. I added adobo and sazon to it because it had no flavor. Meet was tender. But besides that not impress at all. Read More
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38 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 26
  • 4 star values: 8
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
02/27/2015
The chili sauce I referred to in the recipe comes in a bottle like ketchup and it's called "Chili Sauce." It's a really tasty sauce not as tomato-ey as ketchup with lots of spices in it. It is not hot at all! Sorry about the misunderstanding or my not identifying it clearly enough. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/25/2015
My goodness! These were delicious easy and foolproof! It's not often you can get away with so few ingredients and so little work and have it turn out THIS great. Thanks for the fantastic recipe. I made it exactly as written. I'll be watching for sales on short ribs from now on you can bet. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/05/2019
I followed the recipe and these are so good. Easy to put together and tasted delicious. I cooked on low for 10 hours which was a bit too long. I would do 8 hours maximum for my slow cooker. The sauce was really good and next time I’ll serve them with something I can use the extra sauce on. UPDATE: I wanted to make this and I was sure I had both chili sauce and french onion soup but I had neither and I really wanted this dish so I made my own. This is how I made the chili sauce. 1 cup tomato sauce 1/4 cup dark brown sugar 3 tablespoons apple cider vinegar 1/4 teaspoon allspice 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes and for the french onion soup I used 10 oz of beef broth and mixed in a couple tbsp dried minced onion and 1 tbsp worcestershire sauce. When it was all cooked I thickened the sauce with 2 tbsp cornstarch mixed in 2 tbsp water. This sauce was just as good as the bought chili sauce and soup. I would do this again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/02/2018
This is very good and very easy. Short ribs are always very greasy so I do recommend cooking it early refrigerating and skimming the fat. I used this as the meat in a taco which I topped with some coleslaw. It was very good. I saved the "gravy" last night along with the leftover meat. Today (after removing the fat from the gravy) I added some vegetables to the meat sprinkled it with flour for thickening stirred the gravy in topped it with a pie crust and made a fantastic meat pie. This is a very good and versatile recipe. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/24/2015
I wish the recipe contributor would specify what she means when calling for 'chili sauce.' Since we didn't have any on hand I thought I might use Chinese restaurant packets of "chili sauce." LOL! I squeezed one packet only and stopped because I tasted a drop of it and my mouth was burning like mad! Certainly the Panda Express type of chili sauce wouldn't be right for this recipe. I couldn't imagine dumping 12 oz of THAT on this dish EVER. LOL! I followed the recipe but added half an envelope of dry onion soup mix in addition to the canned. Also added minced garlic and about 1c. beef broth in order to cover the meat. I don't eat ribs; I made them for my husband and he said they were excellent with some bbq sauce added at the table. Will use this recipe if I let him have ribs again. I cried when I saw the ugly hard grease that cooled and covered everything --- this is bad for anyone with cholesterol issues. All in all I give this recipe a thumbs up! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/21/2019
This was very easy to make. I had forgotten to get French onion soup so I made do with the herbs that I already had in my pantry. Yeah it still turned out delicious! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/24/2018
This was soooooo good! I didn t have rosemary so I added Penzey s beef roast spices and also added some mushrooms. Will definitely make this again! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/28/2017
The sauce was delicious but if I made it again I'd use boneless ribs. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/08/2017
I thought this would be pretty good but I really didn't anticipate how good this would be! Go heavy on the rosemary and go for 10 hours. You'll love it! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
01/06/2019
I was not impressed. Not with all the five star reviews. I added adobo and sazon to it because it had no flavor. Meet was tender. But besides that not impress at all. Read More
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