This recipe for Slow Cooker Short Ribs will produce some of the most savory, fall-off-the-bone beef ribs you’ve ever had. Serve them with mashed potatoes and self-made gravy with veggies from the slow cooker, and you’ve got a complete meal.
Recipe for Slow Cooker Short Ribs
Beef Short Ribs
Short Ribs are cut from the lower portion of the front of the cow’s rib cage and can be found at just about any local grocery store. They usually come in a pack of 3 to 4 ribs, typically about 2 to 2 1/2 lbs.
For this recipe, I used onions, celery, and carrots. They work perfectly as a side or even over mashed potatoes.
All you’ll need is a little red wine, balsamic vinegar, and Worcestershire sauce.
Seasonings and Spices
Kosher Salt and Black Pepper are a must. However, the real magic happens with the addition of minced Garlic, Onion Soup Mix, and Fresh Rosemary.
Begin by heating a large 12″ Cast Iron Skillet over medium-high. Once the skillet is hot, add the olive oil. As soon as the oil is hot, sear all sides of the short ribs and set them aside once they’re all browned.
Now add onions, celery, and carrots to the same skillet and sauté until the onions turn translucent and the carrots begin to soften. At this point, add the Minced Garlic and continue to Sauté for about another 2 – 3 minutes or until the garlic has become aromatic.
Lastly, transfer the veggie mix to the slow cooker, add the remaining ingredients, and stir to incorporate fully. Place the seared beef short ribs into the slow cooker, about halfway down into the mixture. Place the lid on to slow cooker and set it to low for 8-10 hours or high for 4-6 hours.
How to thicken the Vegetable Gravy
You can undoubtedly make a slurry by mixing cornstarch and water and then adding it to the juices left in the slow cooker. For this type of recipe, however, I like it to be thick and hearty, so I like to add instant potato flakes until I’ve reached the desired texture. Either way will work fine, so it’s entirely up to you.
If you’re looking for an amazingly rich, stick-to-your-ribs kind of comfort food, this Slow Cooker Short Ribs recipe is for you. It’s filling, warm, and flavorful.
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Tell me in the comments how your Beef Short ribs turned out and if any changes you made took it to the next level.
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