Basic Slow Cooker Braised Short Ribs

There are only six ingredients in these Basic Slow Cooker Braised Short Ribs.  This easy slow cooker recipe is a favorite hearty meal for busy days in our house.  We serve the beef short ribs with a bag of frozen vegetables, salad and dinner rolls.

There are only six ingredients in these Basic Slow Cooker Braised Short Ribs.  Served next to salad and rolls.

Old Fashioned Braised Short Ribs

Short ribs taste a lot like a beef pot roast.  The cut of meat tastes best when using a low and slow cooking method with moist heat.  Our go-to cooking tool for roasts and short ribs is our 6-quart slow cooker.

We live on a farm and our parents are kind enough to share beef from cattle that they raise with us.  Since we get all of the cuts of meat we get to experiment with new recipes.  Here is a chart featuring the different cuts of beef that I like to reference on the Ohio Beef Council’s website.

I found this recipe in a stack from my husband’s late grandma.  Sometimes the old-time basic recipes are some of the best.

Easy braised beef short ribs in the crock pot

Leftover ribs can be shredded up and served with our Beef Consomme Rice to create a wonderful new meal.

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Decreasing Food Waste

As farmers, we know how the work is to raise animals.  We believe that part of our duty as responsible people is to avoid wasting meat and all food as much as possible.

Short ribs are an example of a cut that can’t be made into steaks or some of the premium cuts of beef, but we can utilize them and make them delicious!

We work to be conscientious about food waste in general as a way to decrease our environmental impact.  Another huge advantage of investing effort in planning food is saving money.  Planning meals and a grocery list that use fresh meat and produce takes more time, but there are rewards to enjoy.

Plate of easy braised short ribs next to slow cooker

More Easy Slow Cooker Recipes

Here are a few other slower cooker recipes that we like to make with our homegrown beef or beef that we buy at the grocery store.

We hope you enjoy these meals as much as we do!

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Basic Slow Cooker Braised Beef Short Ribs

Basic Slow Cooker Braised Short Ribs

Servings 4 people
Jennifer @ Plowing Through Life
There are only six ingredients in these Basic Slow Cooker Braised Short Ribs.  This easy slow cooker recipe is a favorite hearty meal for busy days in our house.  We serve the short ribs with a bag of frozen vegetables, salad and dinner rolls.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 hours
Total Time 10 hours 15 minutes

Ingredients
  

  • 4 pounds beef short ribs
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh ground pepper
  • 2 medium onions sliced
  • 1 1/2 cups beef broth

Instructions
 

  • Slice onions and lay in the bottom of a slow cooker that holds at least 6 quarts.
  • Mix flour, salt and pepper.  Roll short ribs in seasoned flour.  Brown well in large skillet.
  • Add browned ribs and broth to slow cooker.  Cover and cook on low for 8 to 10 hours.

Nutrition

Calories: 716kcalCarbohydrates: 29gProtein: 68gFat: 34gSaturated Fat: 15gCholesterol: 195mgSodium: 1134mgPotassium: 1344mgFiber: 2gSugar: 2gVitamin C: 4mgCalcium: 49mgIron: 9mg

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“Plowing Through Life” is not a dietitian or nutrition professional. Any nutritional information shared is an estimate and can vary greatly depending on specific products are used. If calorie count and other nutritional values are important to you, we recommend running the ingredients through an online nutritional calculator of your choice.

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Collage of Basic Slow Cooker Braised Short Ribs. 

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