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Crock Pot Short Ribs Recipe gives you tender ribs with the ease of the slow cooker. Now you can enjoy braised ribs any day of the week thanks to how easy this is.  Spoon that delicious sauce over the veggies and you really have an amazing meal.

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If you enjoyed our Crock Pot Pork Ribs Recipe, you are going to be so excited to try this new braised beef short ribs recipe. Ribs are so amazing and now so easy.

Your family will start to think you spend all day in the kitchen. With this easy crock pot recipe, you can have ribs any day of the week.

Why This Recipe Works

This slow cooker short ribs recipe cooks fall off the bone ribs. The combination of the ingredients blends together for a meal with incredible flavor.

The simple ingredient ribs are so tender and flavorful that it is always a crowd favorite.

Ingredients

  • Bone In Short Ribs
  • Onion
  • Vegetable Oil
  • Salt and Pepper
  • Carrots
  • Tomato Sauce
  • Cooking Red Wine
  • Garlic Salt
  • Ground Thyme
  • Bay Leaf
  • Beef Broth
  • Corn Starch

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Variations Ideas

  • Ribs – Feel free to use different types of ribs. You can use boneless short ribs or bone-in beef ribs.
  • Vegetables – You can also add in vegetables to the slow cooker while cooking the ribs. Celery, Mushrooms, or diced potatoes are always a great option.
  • Sauce – For added flavor, add in tomato paste, balsamic vinegar, soy sauce or Worcestershire sauce. You can even add in fresh herbs such as rosemary or fresh thyme.

Step by Step Instructions

cooked short ribs in the skillet with onions

Step 1 – Start out by heating the oil over medium heat in a skillet. Add the short ribs and onions to the skillet over medium high heat. Season with the salt and pepper. Sauté for 3-5 minutes on each side until brown.

placing the cooked short ribs in the slow cooker with the remaining ingredients

Step 2 – If you used a skillet, add the short ribs and onions in the crock pot. Add all the other ingredients except the corn starch and water to the crockpot. Cover and cook. Remove the ribs, carrots and bay leaf from the crock pot.

making cornstarch slurry in a small bowl

Step 3 – Make a corn starch slurry by dissolving the cornstarch in the water.

pouring the slurry in the crock pot with the cooked short ribs

Step 4 – Stir the cornstarch slurry into the crock pot. Cook until gravy has thicken.

Recipe Tips

  • Dutch Oven – This recipe can also be made in the Dutch Oven on the stove top. You can sear the ribs and cook them all in the same pot.
  • Cooking Time – Cooking time will vary depending on the cut of beef that you use. We like to cook the ribs on low for about 7 hours.
short ribs and carrots in the slow cooker cooked

Do you have to Brown Short Ribs?

Searing the ribs before braising is an extra step that is really worth it. It does not take long at all. Just a few minutes on each side.

I definitely recommend it as it enhances the flavor. The golden brown texture on the outside of the ribs is so tasty.

close up image of short ribs on a plate with mashed potatoes and gravy

Serving Suggestions

These slow cooker beef short ribs are tender and delicious and perfect served with many different side dish recipes. We love to serve with instant pot mashed potatoes and a side of roasted carrots for a complete meal idea.

Make sure to also serve with Homemade Dinner Rolls to give every last drop of the gravy. This slow cooked ribs recipe is a family favorite recipe.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can you overcook short ribs?

Braising short ribs requires cooking them for quite some time. Don’t worry that they will get tough. The slow cooker will ensure they are tender in each bite.

How to Store Leftovers

Store the leftover ribs with salt and pepper in an airtight container for up to 4 days in the fridge.

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Crock pot Short Ribs

4.91 from 11 votes
Crock pot braised short ribs recipe gives you tender ribs with the ease of the slow cooker. Now you can enjoy braised ribs any day of the week.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 7 hours
Total Time 7 hours 10 minutes
Servings 6
Cuisine American
Course Main Course
Calories 337

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Heat the vegetable oil over medium heat in a skillet.
  • Add the short ribs and onions to the pan. Season with the salt and pepper.
  • Sauté for 3-5 minutes on each side until brown.
  • Add the short ribs and onions in the crock pot.
  • Add all the other ingredients except the corn starch and water to the crock pot.
  • Cover and cook on low for 7-8 hours or on high for 3-4 hours.
  • Remove the ribs, carrots and bay leaf from the crock pot.
  • Make a corn starch slurry by dissolving the cornstarch in the water.
  • Stir the cornstarch slurry into the crock pot. Cook until gravy has thicken.
  • We recommend serving the short ribs and carrots with mashed potatoes with the gravy drizzled over the top.
  • Enjoy!

Nutrition Facts

Calories 337kcal, Carbohydrates 15g, Protein 23g, Fat 14g, Saturated Fat 7g, Cholesterol 65mg, Sodium 1663mg, Potassium 927mg, Fiber 3g, Sugar 7g, Vitamin A 12814IU, Vitamin C 9mg, Calcium 55mg, Iron 4mg

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  1. 5 stars
    I made these in the crockpot last night and invited my sister and brother in law over to share. They were delicious! I served them with mashed potatoes and cornbread muffins, and the meal got rave reviews! Will definitely make this again!