Slow Cooker Short Ribs: A Savory Delight

Indulge in the mouthwatering pleasure of Slow Cooker Short Ribs from Rowdy Hog Smokin BBQ. These tender and flavorful ribs are a true magic of slow cooking. With just 15 minutes of prep time and simple ingredients, you can set it and forget it while the slow cooker works its magic.

Short Ribs in Crock Pot

Beef short ribs cooked in a crockpot are the ultimate comfort food. They are juicy, melt-in-your-mouth tender, and bursting with flavor. This recipe is perfect for a family dinner or a cozy Sunday meal. The deep flavors of the meat pair beautifully with a glass of red wine, making it a sophisticated and satisfying dish.

Short ribs on a wooden board next to salt and pepper

Ingredients for Crockpot Short Ribs

  • Beef chuck short ribs
  • Salt and pepper
  • Onion
  • Celery
  • Carrots
  • Vegetable oil
  • Crushed garlic
  • Red wine
  • Balsamic vinegar
  • Tomato paste
  • Beef broth
  • Rosemary
  • Bay leaves

Slow Cooker Short Ribs Recipe

  1. Pat dry the beef short ribs.
  2. Finely dice the onion, celery, and carrots.
  3. Season the short ribs with salt and pepper.
  4. Sear the short ribs in a skillet until a nice crust forms.
  5. Add the diced vegetables to the skillet and cook for a few minutes.
  6. Add minced garlic and deglaze the pan with red wine.
  7. Stir in balsamic vinegar, tomato paste, beef broth, rosemary, and bay leaves.
  8. Transfer the short ribs to the slow cooker and pour the vegetable mixture over them.
  9. Cook on low for 6-8 hours.
  10. Remove the bay leaves before serving.
  11. Serve over mashed potatoes, rice, or pasta.
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adding vegetable mixture overtop beef in the slow cooker

Beef Short Ribs Crock Pot Gravy

You can enjoy the braised short ribs in their delicious drippings or turn them into a flavorful gravy. Homemade gravy adds an extra layer of flavor to the dish.

  1. Remove the short ribs to a platter and tent with foil.
  2. Strain the liquid and remove any large chunks of meat and vegetables.
  3. Add the strained liquids back to the pot and stir in all-purpose flour to make gravy.

Tips for the Perfect Short Rib Recipe

  • Use bone-in or boneless short ribs.
  • Season the ribs generously with salt and pepper for intensified flavor.
  • Sear the ribs in a skillet to achieve a beautiful crust.
  • Serve with large pieces of carrots as a side dish.

Storing and Reheating Short Ribs

Storing Crock Pot Short Ribs:

  1. Allow the cooked short ribs to cool down at room temperature for up to 2 hours.
  2. Transfer the ribs along with any cooking liquid to airtight containers.
  3. Label the containers with the date and store them in the refrigerator for up to 4 days or in the freezer for up to 3 months.

Reheating Slow Cooker Short Ribs:

Choose one of the following methods:

  • Thawing (if frozen): Transfer the frozen short ribs to the refrigerator the night before reheating.
  • Reheating in the Oven: Preheat the oven to 325°F (160°C), place the short ribs in an oven-safe dish with the cooking liquid, cover with foil, and reheat for 20-30 minutes.
  • Reheating on the Stove: Transfer the short ribs and their cooking liquid to a saucepan or skillet, heat over medium-low heat, stirring occasionally until warmed through.
  • Reheating in the Microwave: Place the short ribs in a microwave-safe dish with a lid, heat on medium power in short increments, stirring occasionally, and check the meat’s temperature with a food thermometer.
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Short ribs on a plate

What are Short Ribs?

Tender beef chuck short ribs are one of the best cuts of beef for slow cooking and grilling. They are taken from the front section of the backbone and are beautifully marbled, resulting in succulent and flavorful meat.

Final Thoughts

Rowdy Hog Smokin BBQ’s Slow Cooker Short Ribs are a must-try for any BBQ enthusiast. The rich flavors, tender texture, and easy preparation make them a perfect choice for a satisfying family meal or special occasion. Give this recipe a try and experience the magic of slow cooking with Rowdy Hog Smokin BBQ.

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