Crockpot Short Rib Recipes for a Meat and Potatoes Meal

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

Slow Cooker Braised Short Ribs
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.

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    slow cooker short ribs
    Diana Rattray

    These tender, melt-in-your-mouth beef short ribs are served with the delicious gravy for a fabulous meal. Serve with mashed potatoes and your favorite vegetables, or serve them with hot cooked noodles or rice.

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    Slow Cooker Braised Short Ribs
    Diana Rattray

    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.

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    Short Ribs With Cider
    Diana Rattray

     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. 

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    Short Ribs
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    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.

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

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    Beef Short Ribs with Carrots
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    Golden mushroom soup gives these flavorful beef short ribs a unique flavor. Serve them with mashed potatoes and biscuits or rolls.

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    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. 

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    short ribs burgundy
    Diana Rattray

    These 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. 

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    braised short ribs slow cooker
    Diana Rattray

    These meaty beef short ribs are browned then slow cooked to perfection with a wonderful red wine sauce. Use a good quality dry red wine for this recipe, for example, a good Cabernet Sauvignon, along with fresh vegetables. Select good meaty short ribs on the bone for best flavor.

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