Crockpot Short Rib Recipes for a Meat and Potatoes Meal

A Slow Cooker Is a Match Made in Heaven for Short Ribs

Short Ribs Burgundy
Short Ribs Burgundy. Photo: Diana Rattray

Tender, delicious short ribs were meant for long, slow cooking, so the crockpot is possibly the best cooking method for them. Look for shorter lengths, but you can use longer short ribs and even boneless beef short ribs if that's all you can find. If you don't see short ribs in your grocery store, ask the butcher if the store can get some for you. They make a fabulous everyday "meat and potatoes" meal.

Crockpot Short Rib Recipes

Savory Slow Cooker Short Ribs 

These delicious boneless short ribs are slow cooked to perfection with a mixture of red wine and chopped vegetables.

Slow Cooker Short Ribs With Cider 

Simple and delicious, that's what you'll love about this recipe for beef short ribs. Hard or non-alcohol cider provides flavor for this easy main dish. 

Slow Cooker Braised Short Ribs 

Short ribs are simply braised in the crockpot with apple juice, beef broth and seasonings. Serve these short ribs with potatoes and a tossed salad for a delicious family meal.

Barbecued Beef Short Ribs 

This is an easy meal in one pot, and it's easy to put together. You can substitute a chuck pot roast in place of the short ribs. Serve with a blend of wild, red, brown and white rice and steamed green beans seasoned with bacon bits.

Golden Short Ribs 

Golden mushroom soup gives these flavorful beef short ribs a unique flavor.

Serve them with mashed potatoes and biscuits or rolls.

Crockpot Deviled Short Ribs 

These short ribs are cooked in a spicy hot mixture that features chili sauce, vinegar, brown sugar, Worcestershire sauce, dry mustard and chili powder. Serve with french fries or pasta for a satisfying meal. 

Slow Cooker Short Ribs Burgundy 

These offbeat boneless short ribs get loads of flavor from red wine and beef broth mixed with packaged gravy mix and seasoned with beef grilling spices, and they're quick and easy to prepare and cook in a crockpot. 

Cathy's Crockpot Short Ribs With Tomatoes

These delicious short ribs are slow cooked to perfection with tomatoes, broth, wine and seasonings for a delicious dish. Serve with mashed potatoes and your favorite side vegetable.

Slow Cooker Short Ribs Parisienne 

Sour cream and mushrooms are among the ingredients in this savory short ribs recipe. Serve these ribs with potatoes or hot buttered noodles.

Braised Short Ribs With Leeks and Carrots 

Red wine, balsamic vinegar, bay leaf and thyme give these ribs cooked in a crockpot an interesting contrast of flavors. For more flavorful juices to serve with the beef, reduce the cooking liquids on the stovetop to concentrate the flavors.