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Crockpot Chocolate Stout Short Ribs

  • Cook Time: 5 hours
  • Total Time: 5 hours
  • Yield: 3-4 1x


  • 10 2-inch beef short ribs
  • 1 yellow onion, diced
  • 8 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon shallot, minced
  • 8 ounces cremini mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 3/4 cups chocolate stout (I used Young's Double Chocolate Stout)
  • 3 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 1 cup hoisin sauce
  • 1 1/2 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped


  1. Pat ribs dry and season liberally with salt and pepper.
  2. In a large skillet, heat 2 tablespoons olive oil and sear ribs 1-2 minutes on each side.
  3. Meanwhile, turn a 5 qt. crockpot on high and add onion, garlic, shallot, and mushrooms.
  4. When ribs are seared, remove them from the pan and rest them on top of the veggies in the crock pot.
  5. Add chocolate stout, rice vinegar, hoisin sauce and chocolate to the crockpot.
  6. Cook 4 1/2 to 5 1/2 hours on high until ribs are tender and falling off the bone.
  7. Serve over mashed potatoes with sliced chives, and sesame seeds to garnish.