Slow Cooker Braised Short Ribs

Slow cooker braised short ribs
Diana Rattray
  • Total: 9 hrs 20 mins
  • Prep: 20 mins
  • Cook: 9 hrs
  • Yield: serves 4
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
304 Calories
10g Fat
41g Carbs
13g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: serves 4
Amount per serving
Calories 304
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 10g 13%
Saturated Fat 3g 13%
Cholesterol 25mg 8%
Sodium 584mg 25%
Total Carbohydrate 41g 15%
Dietary Fiber 5g 17%
Protein 13g
Calcium 93mg 7%
*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.)

Short ribs are simply braised in the slow cooker with apple juice, beef broth, and seasonings. Serve the tender short ribs with potatoes and a tossed salad for a delicious family meal.


  • 4 to 6 beef short ribs
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 2 tablespoons sweet paprika
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 cups apple juice
  • 1 cup beef broth
  • 1 medium onion (chopped)
  • 1 to 1 1/2 cups frozen pearl onions (thawed)

Steps to Make It

  1. Toss short ribs in a food storage bag or paper bag with the flour, paprika, chili powder, salt, and pepper.

  2. In a large skillet or sauté pan over medium heat, heat the olive oil. Sear the ribs on all sides, about 2 to 3 minutes on each side.

  3. Transfer ribs to the slow cooker.

  4. In the same skillet, heat the apple juice and beef broth; pour over the ribs and add chopped onion.

  5. Cover and cook on low heat for 6 hours.

  6. Add the pearl onions and continue cooking for 2 to 4 hours longer.

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