Slow Cooker Coca-Cola Short Ribs

by Erica Dinho on May 26, 2013

Slow Cooker Coca-Cola Short Ribs

We Colombians love to cook with Coca-Cola. We use it to make rice, to cook meat and poultry, in desserts and appetizers. It may sound like a weird ingredient to use for cooking, but it gives wonderful flavor to savory dishes.

This Slow Cooker Coca-Cola Short Ribs recipe is the kind of thing you can throw together and then forget about for a few hours, which I love during the week. You can use the slow cooker like I did here, or if you prefer, simmer it in a regular pot over low heat, covered, on the stove until tender.

Slow Cooker Coca-Cola Short Ribs

Slow Cooker Coca-Cola Short Ribs is good comfort food, and for me comfort food is always in season. The sauce is rich, full of flavor and perfect for drizzling over the short ribs and rice. It’s addictive!

Buen provecho!



  • 4 pounds bone-in beef short ribs, cut into pieces
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 white onion, finely chopped
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 cups of Coca-Cola
  • 3 scallions, chopped

Slow Cooker Coca-Cola Short Ribs


  1. Place the short ribs in the slow cooker. Season with salt and pepper. Add the onions and garlic over the ribs.
  2. our in the Coca-Cola, cover and cook until the meat is separating from the bones, 5 to 6 hours on high or 7 to 8 hours on low, or according to the slow cooker manufacturer’s recommendation.
  3. Using a slotted spoon, transfer the ribs to a plate and cover with aluminum foil. Skim the excess fat off the sauce. Season with salt and pepper and add the scallions. Cook for about 15 minutes more.
  4. Spoon the sauce over the ribs and rice, serve immediately.
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{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Belinda @zomppa May 26, 2013 at 5:39 PM

Looks like tender, fall-of-the-bone goodness!


2 Norma - Platanos, Mangoes and Me! May 27, 2013 at 10:52 AM

I hav to make this for the kids and me too!


3 Michelle L. May 29, 2013 at 1:19 AM

This was so delicious and the meat certainly fell off the bone. My whole family ate it, it fed 6 people plus had some left over for my hubby’s work lunch. Thank you so much for this simple yet very tasty recipe!


4 Chris May 31, 2013 at 7:45 PM

Love beef ribs, they have so much flavor cooked low and slow like this and TENDER.


5 Josh October 31, 2014 at 10:38 AM


I’m concerned that 2 hours into the cooking in a large slow cooker, there isn’t enough liquid to cover the top of the meat. Is that okay? Should I maybe add another cup of cola or water? Thanks!


6 Erica Dinho October 31, 2014 at 12:46 PM

You can add more if needed.


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