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Crock-Pot Short Ribs Recipe
A delicious way to prepare beef short ribs in the slow cooker. Simmered in red wine, olive oil, garlic and a little bit of brown sugar.
Servings Prep Time
6Servings 5Minutes
Cook Time
Servings Prep Time
6Servings 5Minutes
Cook Time
  1. Lightly sprinkle ribs with salt and pepper.
  2. Place ribs into a 5 quart or larger slow cooker.
  3. In a small bowl whisk together the red wine, olive oil and garlic with a fork until combined and pour over ribs.
  4. Cover and cook on LOW for 8 hours.
  5. With a pot holders, carefully lift slow cooker insert from base and pour about half of the cooking liquid into a small saucepan. Place insert back into base and recover to keep ribs warm.
  6. Place saucepan on stove-top set to medium-high heat and add the brown sugar. Cook, stirring constantly until the sauce comes to a boil. Continue cooking about 3 to 5 minutes until the sauce thickens slightly. Being careful not the let the sauce boil over.
  7. Serve short ribs with sauce from saucepan spooned over.
Recipe Notes

Slow cooking these in the slow cooker allows them to taste like braised short-ribs. Many recipes for short-ribs cooked this way call for browning them first. I rarely brown my meat before adding to the crock but you certainly can do that.

Nutrition Information
Nutrition Facts
Crock-Pot Short Ribs Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 470 Calories from Fat 234
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 26g 40%
Saturated Fat 10g 50%
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 12g
Cholesterol 136mg 45%
Sodium 174mg 7%
Potassium 848mg 24%
Total Carbohydrates 11g 4%
Dietary Fiber 0.1g 0%
Sugars 10g
Protein 43g 86%
Vitamin C 1%
Calcium 1%
Iron 25%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.