Beef short ribs were meant for long, slow braising at a low heat and a slow cooker may just be one of the best ways to get them to the perfect level of fall-off-the-bone doneness. After cooking away for hours in your crockpot, short ribs turn from chewy and tough to melt-in-your-mouth tender. They're a perfect winter meal—especially when served with potatoes or hot cooked noodles—and make a wonderful weeknight dinner or Sunday supper.
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Slow Cooker Beef Short Ribs With Tomato Sauce
You broil the short ribs first in this hearty recipe, so they're browned when you add them to the slow cooker. The beef is cooked with button mushrooms, carrot chunks, and a thick tomato sauce for a satisfying family meal you can serve over pasta. Everyone will love these slow cooker beef short ribs with tomato sauce!
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Asian Beef Slow Cooker Short Ribs
A combination of soy and chili garlic sauce gives these Asian beef slow cooker short ribs a sweet-salty flavor that tastes like it came from your favorite Chinese restaurant. Bonus: only a handful of ingredients are needed for this genius recipe. You may never order takeout again!
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Slow Cooker Short Ribs Burgundy
These French-style boneless slow cooker short ribs burgundy get loads of flavor from red wine and beef broth, mixed with packaged gravy mix, spices, and onions. Serve them over mashed potatoes with a crusty baguette for dipping into the decadent sauce.
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Golden Short Ribs
Golden mushroom soup adds a unique flavor to this tasty golden short ribs dish. Carrots, onions, and celery cook alongside short ribs, forming a one-and-done dinner that you can cook overnight, then freeze to enjoy later.Continue to 5 of 8 below.
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Savory Slow Cooker Short Ribs
Short ribs are slow-cooked to perfection with a mixture of red wine and chopped vegetables. Serve these savory slow cooker short ribs over mashed potatoes with soft dinner rolls for sopping up the gravy.
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Slow Cooker Short Ribs and Red Wine
Onion soup mix and beef broth add flavor and spice to these slow cooker short ribs and red wine. They cook in your crockpot all day, ensuring that you have a filling family meal that's great for warming stomachs in the winter.
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Slow-Cooker Boneless Beef Short Ribs
These tender, melt-in-your-mouth beef short ribs with mushrooms and onions are served with their delicious red wine gravy. Serve ladled over mashed potatoes, hot cooked noodles, or fluffy white rice.
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Slow-Cooker Wine-Braised Beef Short Ribs
Pan-seared slow-cooker wine-braised beef short ribs and chopped vegetables go into your crockpot with some chicken stock and plenty of red wine in a recipe that produces wonderfully fork-tender meat. Serve with mashed or scalloped potatoes.