Crockpot Beef Short Ribs Recipe

Crockpot Beef Short Ribs Recipe | DIY Joy Projects and Crafts Ideas

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Beef Short Ribs could not get any easier than this recipe shared with us by Smokin’ & Grillin’ wit AB. Brown the meat, prepare the gravy, and leave it to cook in your slow cooker to set. Viola! The perfect dish for a fast-paced weekday



  • 3 – 4 lbs. Beef Short Ribs
  • 1/3 cup All-Purpose Flour
  • 4 Bacon Strips or 1 tbsp Olive Oil or 1 tbsp rendered Bacon Fat
  • 1 Yellow Onion
  • 4 Garlic Cloves, smashed and peeled
  • 2 cups Beef Broth
  • 1/2 tsp Kosher Salt
  • 1/2 tsp Black Pepper
  • 2 tbsp Butter
  • 2 tbsp Red Wine Vinegar
  • 1 tbsp Honey


Prepare all the needed ingredients as listed above.

crockpot beef short ribs ingredients
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Cut the beef short ribs into the desired size.

Preheat the cast-iron skillet.

In a mixing bowl with your sliced beef short ribs, season with ½ tsp kosher salt and ½ tsp black pepper. Mix well until the ribs are covered with the seasoning.

In the preheated cast iron skillet, drop in and melt 4 bacon strips or 1 tbsp of olive oil or 1 tbsp of rendered bacon fat.  When the oil is heated, add the ribs and brown them for about 4 minutes on each side, using tongs. Make sure to let each side brown well.

When done, transfer the ribs to the crockpot. Make sure not to squeeze out the juice of the ribs as you move them.

In the same skillet with the beef rib drippings, sauté your diced yellow onion until it turns golden brown.  Then, add the smashed and peeled 4 garlic cloves and mix until golden brown. Next, add 2 tbsp of butter and mix until melted. Once melted, gradually mix in 1/3 cup of all-purpose flour. While mixing continuously, pour in 2 cups of beef broth, 2 tbsp of red wine vinegar, and 1 tbsp of honey.

Mix all the ingredients until everything is well incorporated.

Adjust the sauce by seasoning it with more salt and pepper to taste. Once the sauce is ready, carefully pour it into the crockpot. Let the beef cook for 4 hours at high temperature or 8 hours at low temperature.

how to make crockpot beef short ribs
Image credit: Smokin’ n Grillin’ wit AB on Youtube

Transfer the beef into servings and enjoy!

Crockpot Beef Short Ribs Recipe

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