Slow Cooker Braised Short Ribs

Slow Cooker Braised Short Ribs
Slow Cooker Braised Short Ribs. Diana Rattray
  • 9 hrs 20 mins
  • Prep: 20 mins,
  • Cook: 9 hrs
  • Yield: Serves 4
Ratings (13)

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.

What You'll Need

  • 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

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


Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
Calories 304
Total Fat 10 g
Saturated Fat 3 g
Unsaturated Fat 6 g
Cholesterol 25 mg
Sodium 584 mg
Carbohydrates 41 g
Dietary Fiber 5 g
Protein 13 g
(The nutrition information on our recipes is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate. Individual results may vary.)