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Slow Cooker Smoky Braised Ribs

Just add our Smoky Cherry Slow Cooker Sauce to your favorite short ribs, and prepare to fill your kitchen with heavenly aromas!


Bone-in short ribs*, 2-3 lbs.

Smoky Cherry Slow Cooker Sauce, one 17 oz. jar

Extra virgin olive oil

Kosher salt


Season each short ribs generously with salt. Add olive oil to frying pan and bring to a high heat. Add the short ribs and brown well, about 2 to 3 minutes per side. Place short ribs in a sprayed slow cooker and cover with Smoky Cherry Slow Cooker Sauce. Cover pot and cook on low 7-8 hours or on high 4-5 hours, until pork is fork-tender. (*Pork shoulder, beef brisket, boneless chicken breasts, or chicken thighs can be substituted for ribs. Cook chicken 6-7 hours on low or 3-4 hours on high.)