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Slow Cooker Short Ribs

Making braised beef short ribs in the slow cooker is so incredibly easy and delicious! This cooking method gives fall off the bone and flavorful results every time.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American, French
Keyword braised beef short ribs, crock pot short ribs, slow cooker short ribs
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 6 hours
Total Time 6 hours 15 minutes
Servings 6 people
Calories 115kcal
Author Alli

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 8 beef short ribs see note
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 carrots diced
  • 2 stalks celery diced
  • 1 onion diced
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 6 ounces tomato paste 1 small can
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 3 cups beef broth
  • 1 cup red wine or beef broth
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 2 teaspoons thyme
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 2 teaspoons parsley

Instructions

  • Season short ribs liberally with salt and pepper. 
  • Sear over high heat in a skillet to brown the outsides. Set aside. 
  • Add remaining ingredients to a slow cooker. Stir to combine. 
  • Nestle short ribs into the liquid mixture in the slow cooker so that they are mostly covered in liquid. Pour in any accumulated juices from the short ribs. 
  • Add more beef broth if necessary. 
  • Cook on low for up to 8 hours, or high up to 4 hours. When done, the beef should easily fall off the bone. 

Notes

You can use anywhere from 6-10 short ribs for this recipe. It just depends on how many people you'd like to serve and how big the short ribs are. 
Beef broth can be substituted for the red wine. 
The exact amount of broth you use may vary depending on the size and shape of your slow cooker or crockpot. The short ribs need to all be at least partially submerged in the liquid. 

Nutrition

Calories: 115kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 3g | Sodium: 1087mg | Potassium: 541mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 3920IU | Vitamin C: 10.7mg | Calcium: 48mg | Iron: 1.6mg