Slow-cooked Beef Short Ribs

boneless beef short ribs

These slow-cooked beef short ribs are one of those meals that you just season, toss in the oven, and bake to perfection. It bakes for 3 hours giving you enough time to nap, do errands/chores, and catch up on other things. It is delicious with a side of creamy mashed potatoes and/or cheesy scalloped potatoes.

My husband who is a meat lover enjoyed these so much that I made these 3 times in a week’s time! Yes, insane right? It is tangy, slightly sweet and super tender. Many recipes call for ketchup and BBQ sauce for slow-cooked beef short ribs. I used a common pantry staple of mine; pomegranate molasses. It is tangy and sweet; it offers the same dimension of flavor of any BBQ sauce. I also used worchestire sauce which goes really well with red meat and offers so much flavor. Lastly, I added liquid smoke which you can find in most markets. This ingredient will offer a smoky flavor!

These simple ingredients bring a flavorful dish to life especially that head of garlic that will roast and be divine. I urge you to try this out! I hope you enjoy it as much as my family does.

boneless beef short ribs
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5 from 5 votes

Slow-Cooked Beef Short Ribs

These flavorful slow-cooked beef short ribs are a crowd pleaser. Let's just say there were made 3 times in a week at one point!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time3 hrs
Total Time3 hrs 10 mins
Course: dinner
Cuisine: American
Keyword: beef ribs, beef short ribs, boneless ribs, oven baked ribs, slow baked ribs
Servings: 3 people
Author: Heifa


  • 2 lbs Boneless Beef Short Ribs
  • 1/2 cup Pomegranate Molasses
  • 1/2 cup Worchestire Sauce
  • 1 Head of Garlic peeled
  • 1/4 cup Liquid Smoke
  • Salt & Pepper to taste
  • 1 tbsp Garlic Powder


  • Preheat oven to 300F.
  • Season the boneless beef short ribs with salt, pepper, and garlic powder. Place them into the desired baking pan.
  • In a bowl, mix together the liquid smoke, pomegranate molasses, and worchestire sauce. Pour this all over the beef short ribs. Make sure the beef short ribs are covered in sauce.
  • Add the garlic cloves into the crevices between the meat.
  • Cover tightly with foil and bake for 2.5 hours on the Middle rack in the oven. Then flip them over and bake for another 20-30 minutes uncovered. Spoon the sauce on top of the meat. Make sure the ribs are fork tender. If not, cover and bake for a few more minutres.
  • Serve with mashed potatoes !


The first time I made these, I baked the ribs for 1 hour on 300 then another hour at 350 then raising to 375 F for the final hour. It came out beautifully. I did this because I had to share the oven with my scalloped potatoes which needed to be baked at a higher temp than 3oo. So, you can do this as well if need be.

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  1. 5 stars
    This beef short rib recipe is so simple, yet SO delicious!! I didn’t have liquid smoke, but the sauce recipe with the pomegranate molasses gave the meat such a tangy, rich taste. The cooking method was so easy to follow. My beef ribs turned out so tender and flavorful! I made coleslaw and cornbread to go with the short ribs and WOW, such a satisfying meal! This will be my go-to recipe for making short ribs.

  2. 5 stars
    Not sure why it’s not letting me give it 5 stars but I definitely give it 5 stars!!! Such a mouth watering recipe! Loved the combination of tangy pomegranate molasses & liquid smoke- it gave it such a unique flavour!

  3. I made this recipe today and it was delicious. I didn’t have liquid smoke, so I added smoked paprika instead. I also added a little sugar to offset the tanginess of the molasses. So, so good! Thank you for the recipe, Heifa ❤️❤️❤️

  4. 5 stars
    Wow! I thought this recipe sounded too simple but wow was it delicious! I try not to change recipes when I make them for the first time, except I made this with bone in short ribs in the Instapot. My mouth is watering just thinking about how delectable it was.

  5. 5 stars
    The minute my son came home from school he was amazed by the smell. It smells so good and tastes amazing, meat was so tender and juicy.

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