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Slow Cooker Short Ribs Recipe
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Slow Cooker Short Ribs Recipe

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These ribs are an easy alternative to traditionally braised short ribs—you don't need to pay any attention to them once you get them in the slow cooker. —Rebekah Beyer, Sabetha, Kansas
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Cook: 6-1/4 hours
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Cook: 6-1/4 hours
MAKES: 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 3 pounds bone-in beef short ribs
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 4 medium carrots, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 cup beef broth
  • 4 fresh thyme sprigs
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 large onions, cut into 1/2-inch wedges
  • 6 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 2 cups dry red wine or beef broth
  • 4 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 3 tablespoons cold water
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (calculated without additional salt) equals 250 calories, 13 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 55 mg cholesterol, 412 mg sodium, 12 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 20 g protein.

Directions

  1. Sprinkle ribs with salt and pepper. In a large skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Brown ribs in batches on all sides; transfer to a 4- or 5-qt. slow cooker. Add carrots, broth, thyme and bay leaf to ribs.
  2. Add onions to same skillet; cook and stir over medium heat 8-9 minutes or until tender. Add garlic and tomato paste; cook 1 minute longer. Stir in wine. Bring to a boil; cook 8-10 minutes or until liquid is reduced by half. Add to slow cooker. Cook, covered, on low 6-8 hours or until meat is tender.
  3. Remove beef and vegetables; keep warm. Transfer cooking juices to a small saucepan; skim fat. Discard thyme and bay leaf. Bring juices to a boil. Mix cornstarch and water until smooth; gradually stir into pan. Return to a boil; cook and stir 1-2 minutes or until thickened. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Serve ribs and vegetables with sauce. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Slow Cooker Short Ribs in Taste of Home

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (calculated without additional salt) equals 250 calories, 13 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 55 mg cholesterol, 412 mg sodium, 12 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 20 g protein.

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied red wine such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot or Syrah.

Reviews for Slow Cooker Short Ribs(15)

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Reviewed Apr. 3, 2014

We loved this recipe. I didn't make the gravy because instead of mashed potatoes we had a salad. Very delicious.

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Reviewed Mar. 27, 2014

Made just as receipe stated. Very flavorful, moist and tender. Will make again.

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Reviewed Mar. 19, 2014

I was impressed--they came out very tender and the overall result was nice. Will make again.

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Reviewed Mar. 12, 2014

Made following directions very tender . Definitely will make again.

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Reviewed Mar. 1, 2014

We had bad cuts of meat.....my husband won't even let me try this again. Not the recipe's fault, but it turned him completely off.

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