Slow Cooker Beef Short Ribs are cooked in the crockpot until they reach fall-off-the-bone deliciousness. This simple dish is a classic that is full of comfort food flavor.
In this recipe for slow cooker short ribs, the braising liquid is simple, but flavorful. The basis is a combination of sautéed onion and garlic. Beef broth and worcestershire sauce is added. The real kicker in this recipe is one fresh sprig of rosemary. It may seem simple, but the long cooking time will infuse the rosemary flavor throughout the liquid and the meat. Just be warned, the smell in your house will make you drool!
How to make the drippings into a sauce:
Don’t let those delicious juices go to waste! Remove the meat and pour the juices into a sauce pan. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer until sauce reduces (about 15 minutes). You’ll have a delicious sauce. For a smooth sauce you’d want to strain it first.
How to make the drippings into a gravy:
Melt 2 tablespoons of butter in a saucepan. Add in 2 tablespoons of flour and whisk together into a paste. Pour in strained juices and heat over medium-high heat until thickened. If your juices are straight from the oven and still piping hot this will only take a minute or two.
Should I use bone in short ribs or boneless short ribs?
You can use either bone in or boneless short ribs for this recipe. It won’t make much of a difference at all! Whatever you can find will work out just fine.
Braised beef short ribs are often served up with mashed potatoes or you can also use steakhouse-style garlic mashed potatoes. The braising liquid can easily be turned into a gravy, if desired. Other classic accompaniments are a creamy polenta, or roasted vegetables.
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Love my short ribs cooked this way!! Easy recipe.
Amazing flavors….and always make mashed potatoes.
The reviews RAVE about the flavor of this dish! so I definitely want to try it, BUT I don’t have a crockpot available. Can it be adapted to cook in the oven? If so, what temperature would you suggest and for how long would it roast? Covered? – ( I have the option to roast by convection if you think it would be better…) Looking forward to your advice. Thanks in advance.
So boring I almost fell asleep at the table..if I ever made this again I’d have to sex it up so much it wouldn’t be the same recipe. At least now I remember why I don’t cook with powder anything .. two hours later, that’s all I taste. Yuk
Best short ribs ever. I am the husband, and also the cook in my home. The ribs were perfect both times I’ve made this. We host a Sunday dinner every Sunday for our kids and their partners and this has been added to the rotation. With mashed potatoes and gravy and orange glazer carrots, it is the perfect way to start a new week.
These were super easy to make a so tender and delicious. My family ate them all!