Slow Cooker Beef Short Ribs

The weather is getting colder and the desire for rich, comfort food is growing. Have no fear , my slow cooker beef short ribs recipe is here. This recipe involves searing the meat, slow cooking it to perfection, then creating a rich gravy from the juices. This recipe would be perfect for a holiday meal because it’s hearty and is a change from turkey or ham as a main dish. Beef short ribs can be expensive so this isn’t a meal that I would make weekly , but it certainly is worth it! Take your time with this dish and let the slow cooker do all the work -I promise you will not be disappointed. As always, please let me know how it turned out for you and enjoy !

Glam Kitchen Tips

  • Don’t use an expensive red wine for this dish, any red wine will work -my bottle of wine was only $5
  • For a dish that has lower sodium remove the Adobo and Badia complete seasoning and use a salt free seasoning like Mrs.Dash in its place


  • 3-4 pounds beef short ribs
  • Adobo all purpose seasoning
  • Badia Complete seasoning
  • Ground black pepper
  • Onion powder
  • Garlic powder
  • Paprika
  • 2 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 4 sprigs fresh thyme
  • 2 sprigs fresh rosemary
  • 1.5 cup red wine (I used Cabernet Sauvignon)
  • 2 cup low sodium beef broth
  • 1 teaspoon beef boullion
  • 1 tablespoon ketchup
  • 2 tablespoon Balsalmic vinegar
  • 1 large red onion , chopped
  • 1 medium red bell pepper , chopped
  • 1 medium green bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 large carrot , chopped
  • 5 garlic cloves , chopped
  • 2 tablespoon corn starch
  • 5 tablespoon cold water
  • Fresh parsley (optional)


1. Generously season the beef ribs with adobo, badia complete seasoning , black pepper, onion powder, garlic powder, and paprika

2.Mix well so that the seasoning has coated all of the ribs evenly

3.On medium high heat -heat the olive oil in a large skillet

4.Sear all sides of the beef ribs -this should take about 10-12 minutes

5.Remove from heat and set aside

6. In the same skillet ,Sauté the onion , peppers, carrots and garlic for 2-3 minutes

7.Add the wine and cook for another 2-3 minutes

8.Pour in beef broth and cook for another 2-3 minutes

9.Add 1 tablespoon beef boullion and 1 tablespoon ketchup and mix well-remove from heat

10. Turn on your slow cooker and add the beef ribs

11.Pour the skillet mixture over the ribs

12.Top with thyme , rosemary , and 2 tablespoon balsamic vinegar

13.Cook in the slow cooker on high for 4-5 hours or on low for 6-8hours

14. Turn the slow cooker off and remove ribs from the slow cooker and set aside in a pan or serving dish

15. Using a large spoon, take 2 cups of the liquid out of the slow cooker

16. In a large skillet, bring the liquid to a boil

17. In a small bowl mix the cold water and cornstarch until the corn starch fully dissolves

18. Pour the water and corn starch mixture into the skillet and mix well -your gravy should thicken and become rich

19. Pour the gravy over the short ribs

20. Garnish with fresh parsley (optional)

21. Serve and enjoy !

8 thoughts on “Slow Cooker Beef Short Ribs

  1. This dish contains so much sodium. It looks delicious though. Any suggestion to modify the sodium?

  2. Use low sodium chicken broth and instead of complete seasoning and adobo use a salt free market dash seasoning

  3. AMAZING recipe!!! I’ve shared it. I’ve saved it. I’ll be making it again and again. I impressed a lot of people with this recipe! Thank you!

  4. I am excited to make this receipe, I don’t have a slow cooker, how long does it ake to.cook in a Dutch oven on the stove?

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