Slow Cooker Beef Ribs – Braised Beef Short Ribs

Braised short ribs are a very inexpensive yet delectable meal! These cook for a long time and the result is a superbly tender piece of meat. Enjoy these with some mashed potatoes. Make sure you pour some of that delicious juice on your potatoes! Here is what you are going to need for this:

4 pounds bone-in beef short ribs
3 large carrots, peeled and quartered
1 large yellow onion, sliced
3 celery stalks, cut into 1-inch pieces
4 garlic cloves, peeled and smashed
4 sprigs thyme, leaves removed
1 tablespoon chopped celery leaves
4 cups beef stock
2 cups red wine
Olive oil
Salt & Pepper

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Rinse and pat dry ribs.
  • Heat a large Dutch oven or ovenproof braising pan. Add olive oil.
  • Season ribs generously with salt and pepper.
  • Brown ribs evenly on all sides, making sure not to crowd pan.
  • Remove browned ribs and discard excess fat.
  • Add onions, celery and carrots to pan. Cook, stirring occasionally for 4 to 5 minutes, until veggies start browning.
  • Pour a little beef stock into pan and deglaze it, making sure to remove all the yummy brown parts that stuck to the bottom.
  • Add the thyme and celery leaves. Cook for 2 to 3 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Add the rest of the broth and the wine.
  • Bring pot to a boil. Cover and place in oven.
  • Cook for 2 to 3 hours until meat is falling off of bones.
  • Serve with mashed potatoes.

You can also make these in a slow cooker. Simple brown the ribs and place them in the pot. Add the remaining ingredients and cook 5 to 6 hours on low.

Print the Braised Beef Short Ribs Recipe Here!

Other Beef Short Rib Recipes:
Braised Short Rib Ragu
Marinated Grilled Beef Short Ribs
Braised Beef Ribs w/ Cranberries
Chili Rubbed BBQ Beef Ribs
Wine Braised Beef Short Ribs

My name is Mary Ann Allen and I am here to help you get organized so you can save money on groceries and feed your family healthy, nutritious food. My multi-cultural cooking background comes from being born in the US and raised in Bolivia. I have 5 kids and own around 400 cook books. I absolutely love to cook!


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  • January 7, 2012


    Love your site. I just wanted to let you know that you forgot to mention putting the ribs back in the Dutch oven before putting it in the oven. After 2-3 hours of cooking all I had were vegtables (Joke). Keep up the great work. Your recipes make me a rock star with my family.

  • January 7, 2012


    Hi Scott!
    Thank you so much for pointing this out! How funny. I will correct it right now! I am happy you find value here! I hope 2012 is fabulous for you!
    Mary Ann