Fall off the Bone Slow Cooker Short Ribs

Satisfy your cravings with these fall-off-the-bone slow cooker short ribs. This recipe guarantees a hearty and savory dinner that will leave you wanting more. Cooked to perfection, the succulent beef and fork-tender carrots are enveloped in a deliciously flavorful sauce. It’s a meal that is sure to impress!

Tender, juicy flavorful Slow Cooker Short Ribs with carrots

Slow Cooker Short Ribs

Slow cooker short ribs are derived from different sections of beef cattle including the brisket, chuck, plate, or rib areas. These ribs are known for their short portion of rib bone, hence the name “short rib.” The slow cooking process is what transforms these ribs into tender, melt-in-your-mouth goodness.

Cooking short ribs at low heat for an extended period of time is the key to unlocking their full potential. This method allows the meat to become fork-tender, resulting in a dish that is packed with flavor. It’s no wonder that this recipe has become a favorite among families, as the meat simply melts in your mouth!

For the ultimate fall-off-the-bone experience, the short ribs need to be cooked slowly. You can achieve this by using a slow cooker, which ensures that the meat reaches the perfect level of doneness. After simmering for hours, the tough texture of the ribs gives way to tender, succulent goodness. It’s a comforting winter meal that is perfect for any occasion.

Fork Tender Slow Cooker Short Ribs in a bowl with mashed potatoes and carrots.

Slow Cooker Beef Short Ribs Ingredients

To create this flavor-packed meal, you only need a few simple ingredients. The star of the show is undoubtedly the sauce, which adds moisture and enhances the overall taste. Prepare to be amazed by the juicy and tender results. This recipe is a favorite among many, including my husband who requests it repeatedly.

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Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Beef Short Ribs: You’ll need around 8-10 ribs, depending on their size and your slow cooker’s capacity.
  • Salt and Pepper: Season the ribs to taste.
  • Olive Oil: Used for searing the ribs.
  • Carrots: Opt for large carrots, as they have more flavor compared to baby carrots.
  • Beef Broth: Stick to beef broth for that rich, beefy flavor.
  • Garlic: Three cloves may seem like a lot, but trust me, it’s worth it.
  • Tomato Paste: Adds a strong flavor without excessive water content.
  • Worcestershire Sauce: Enhances the overall taste of the dish.
  • Italian Seasoning: A delightful blend of spices that adds depth to the flavor profile.

Cooking Beef Short Ribs

This recipe requires minimal effort and time, thanks to the slow cooker. You’ll appreciate how easy it is to put this meal together. It’s perfect for busy mornings when you want a delicious dinner waiting for you at the end of the day.

Here’s how to do it:

  1. Sear: Season the short ribs with salt and pepper, then sear them in a skillet over medium-high heat. Make sure to sear all sides until they develop a beautiful golden crust. Once seared, transfer the ribs to the slow cooker and place the carrots on top.
  2. Sauce: In a small bowl, whisk together the beef broth, garlic, tomato paste, Worcestershire sauce, and Italian seasoning. Pour this flavorful sauce over the ribs and carrots.
  3. Cook: For the best results, cook the ribs on low heat for 8-10 hours. This slow cooking process will ensure that the meat becomes tender and falls off the bone.
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Now, sit back and let the slow cooker work its magic. The aroma that fills your home will build anticipation for the mouthwatering meal that awaits you. When it’s time to serve, enjoy the short ribs alongside creamy mashed potatoes, carrots, or any side dish that complements the hearty flavors. It’s the perfect Sunday meal that will leave everyone satisfied.

First photo is seasoning the ribs with salt and pepper. Second photo is searing the meat on one side. Third photo is searing the meat on the other side. Fourth photo is pouring the sauce over the meat in the crockpot.

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