Slow-cooked Beef Short Ribs

boneless beef short ribs on a plate topped with roasted garlic

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 on a plate topped with roasted garlic
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5 from 10 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 minutes
Cook Time3 hours
Total Time3 hours 10 minutes
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.

    1. Hi, most definitely, but it may need more time than a boneless short rib would so keep that in mind! I haven’t made it with bone-on so I cannot tell you exactly how long.

  6. 5 stars
    so amazing. such an easy recipe that i am going to be making way more often. easy prep and I can prep it during my kids nap time and have it be done and served warm at dinner time.
    even my picky 2yo loved it. we had it with Mac and Cheese and cornbread.

  7. 5 stars
    First time cooking with liquid smoke and it did not disappoint. Always impressed with your recipes!

  8. 5 stars
    I was very skeptical about the molasses, but boy was I wrong. WOW is all I have to say. The sweetness of the molasses paired with the smokiness of the liquid smoke was like an explosion of flavour in my mouth. 10/10! The recipe itself was very detailed and easy to follow, which is always a plus when it comes to Haifa’s recipes. Can’t wait to go down the list and try more !

  9. 5 stars
    Finally got around to trying this recipe and it did not disappoint. All the flavors worked so well together, delicious dish! Bonus that it’s so easy to make.

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