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Savory Slow Cooker Short Ribs


Savory Slow Cooker Short Ribs

Savory Slow Cooker Short Ribs

Photo of Short Ribs © Diana Rattray
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 green beans or greens for a fabulous everyday family meal. These short ribs are perfect for cold weather days!

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 8 hours

Total Time: 8 hours, 15 minutes


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


In a large skillet, heat the oil over medium-high heat. Sprinkle the ribs with salt and pepper. Sear in the hot oil. turning to brown all sides. Transfer ribs to the slow cooker.

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

Add the red wine and chicken broth to the same pan and bring to a boil. Boil for about 7 to 9 minutes, or until reduced by half. Pour over the ribs in the slow cooker. Add the bay leaf and a little rosemary, if using.

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

Serves 4 to 5.

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