Savory Slow Cooker Short Ribs Recipe

savory slow cooker short ribs

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Ratings (42)
  • Total: 8 hrs 15 mins
  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 8 hrs
  • Yield: 4 to 5 servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
924 Calories
65g Fat
10g Carbs
56g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4 to 5 servings
Amount per serving
Calories 924
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 65g 84%
Saturated Fat 27g 133%
Cholesterol 202mg 67%
Sodium 521mg 23%
Total Carbohydrate 10g 4%
Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
Protein 56g
Calcium 82mg 6%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

These wonderful boneless short ribs are slow cooked to perfection with a mixture of red wine and chopped vegetables. Serve these wonderful, tender beef short ribs with your favorite rice dish or mashed potatoes, along with greens for a fabulous everyday family meal. These short ribs are perfect for cold weather days!

Ingredients

  • 2 to 3 pounds boneless beef short ribs (or about 4 to 5 pounds bone-in)
  • Dash salt
  • Dash pepper
  • 2 tablespoons​ ​extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 large onion (quartered and sliced)
  • 1 large carrot (peeled and diced)
  • 3 ribs celery (sliced)
  • 2 cups dry red wine
  • 2 cups​ ​chicken broth
  • 1​ ​large bay leaf
  • Optional: a few leaves of fresh or dried rosemary

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

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  2. In a large skillet or sauté pan, heat the oil over medium-high heat. Sprinkle the ribs with salt and pepper.​

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  3. Sear the ribs in the hot oil, turning to brown all sides.

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  4. Transfer ribs to the slow cooker.

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  5. Add the onion, carrot, and celery to the same pan and cook, stirring frequently until onions are wilted and lightly browned.

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  6. Transfer the vegetables to the slow cooker.

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  7. Add the red wine and chicken broth to the same pan and bring to a boil.

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  8. Boil for about 7 to 9 minutes, or until reduced by half.

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  9. Pour over the ribs in the slow cooker. Add the bay leaf and a little rosemary, if using.

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  10. Cover and cook on LOW heat for 7 to 9 hours, until ribs, are very tender.

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