Slow Cooker Short Ribs

Total Time: 8 Hrs 10 Min

Dairy Free
Gluten Free
Slow Cooker

About this recipe

Savor the rich, melt-in-your-mouth perfection of our Slow Cooker Short Ribs. These succulent ribs are seared to a golden brown, then lovingly slow-cooked with a medley of garlic, onions, carrots, and potatoes. Bathed in a savory sauce made with Holland House® Red Cooking Wine, beef broth, and aromatic seasonings, they become a tender, flavorful masterpiece. A comforting and satisfying dish, perfect for cozy evenings.

Prep Time: 10 Min

Cook Time: 8 Hrs



  • 4 short ribs, fat trimmed, seasoned with salt and pepper
  • 3 garlic cloves (1 Tbsp.), minced
  • 1 white onion, cut into large chunks
  • 3 large carrots, peeled, cut into 2-inch sticks
  • 3 red potatoes, halved
  • 1 cup Holland House® Red Cooking Wine
  • 2½ cups beef broth
  • 2 bay leaves
  • ¾ tsp. salt
  • ¼ tsp. black pepper
  • ½ tsp. dried oregano
  • ½ tsp. dried parsley
  • ½ tsp. dried basil
  • 3 Tbsp. flour
  • 3 Tbsp. olive oil


  1. In a large pot or Dutch oven, add olive oil and place over medium-high heat.
  2. Add short ribs and sear on each side for 2 minutes until golden brown. If they start to burn, turn down heat.
  3. Remove short ribs and place in slow cooker along with the garlic, onion, carrots, and potatoes.
  4. In the same large pot add 3 Tbsp. of flour to the drippings from the short ribs. Whisk for 1 minute until flour has cooked out a bit.
  5. Add Holland House® Red Cooking Wine, beef broth, and all seasonings: bay leaves, salt, pepper, oregano, parsley, and basil.
  6. Continue to cook and whisk until the sauce has thickened and coats the back of a spoon, can take up to 5 minutes.
  7. Once sauce has thickened, pour it into the slow cooker with the meat and vegetables. Cook on low for 8 hours.
  8. Spoon off clear fat at the top of the slow cooker and enjoy.