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Slow Cooker Short Ribs
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5 from 5 votes

Slow Cooker Short Ribs

Slow Cooker Short Ribs are a great meal for a busy evening. These cook all day and create a delicious sauce too.
Prep Time45 mins
Cook Time8 hrs
Total Time8 hrs 45 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 377kcal


  • Slow Cooker


  • 2-3 lbs. Boneless short ribs
  • 1 tablespoon Olive oil
  • 1 large onion chopped
  • 2 whole Bay leaves
  • 1 tablespoon Tomato paste
  • 2 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 3 teaspoon Beef bouillon powder
  • 2 teaspoon fresh thyme chopped
  • 1 cup Red cooking wine
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • ½ cup Heavy whipping cream


  • Heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil in a skillet over medium-high heat.
  • Add salt and pepper to taste to the meat, and sear the boneless short ribs on all sides. Place them into the bottom of a slow cooker pot when you have finished.
  • In a mixing bowl, add 2 tablespoon of dijon mustard.
  • Add in 1 tablespoon tomato paste, 2 teaspoon fresh chopped thyme and 3 teaspoon of beef bouillon powder.
  • Pour in 1 cup of red wine, and whisk all of the ingredients together well.
  • Place two whole bay leaves in the slow cooker.
  • Pour the red wine mixture over top of the meat, place the lid on the slow cooker, and cook on low heat for 8 hours. For this recipe, low temperature is best. You may be able to substitute a higher temperature for a shorter amount of time, but your meat may not be as tender.
  • Once finished, remove the meat from the slow cooker, and pour the juices into a skillet over medium heat.
  • Pour in ½ cup of heavy whipping cream, and whisk the sauce well.
  • Bring the sauce to a boil, and then reduce the heat to medium again. Cook down until the gravy reaches the desired consistency.


Calories: 377kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 30g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 116mg | Sodium: 448mg | Potassium: 641mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 366IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 39mg | Iron: 4mg