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Slow Cooker Red Wine Braised Short Ribs

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WW Freestyle: 15
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time8 hrs
Total Time8 hrs 30 mins
This slow-simmered, luxurious main course of Slow Cooker Red Wine Braised Short Ribs is a knockout! Made with red wine, garlic, herbs and mushrooms, it’s super fancy, but also super easy to make.
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8
Calories: 326


  • Slow Cooker


  • 3 pounds bone-in beef short ribs
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 small yellow onions, thinly sliced
  • 1 pound baby mushrooms, quartered
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 cups dry red wine, I use Cabernet Sauvignon
  • 2 cups low sodium beef broth
  • ½ teaspoon dried oregano
  • ½ teaspoon dried thyme
  • ½ teaspoon dried rosemary
  • ½ teaspoon dried marjoram
  • 2 bay leaves
  • Mashed potatoes or mashed cauliflower, for serving


  • Coat the insert of your slow cooker with cooking spray; set aside.
  • Season short ribs with salt and pepper.
  • Heat olive oil in a large skillet set over medium-high heat.
  • Add ribs to the heated oil and cook for 5 minutes, or until browned on all sides. You may have to do this in batches, depending on the size of your skillet.
  • Transfer browned ribs to the insert of your slow cooker; set aside.
  • Return skillet to heat; add onions and cook for 3 minutes.
  • Stir in mushrooms and garlic; cook for 2 minutes.
  • Add wine and scrape up all the browned bits from the bottom of the skillet.
  • Stir in beef broth and season with oregano, thyme, rosemary, and marjoram; increase heat and bring to a boil; lower heat to a simmer and continue to cook for 3 minutes.
  • Remove skillet from heat and pour the sauce over the short ribs.
  • Add bay leaves.
  • Cover and cook on LOW for 8 to 10 hours, or on HIGH for 6 to 8 hours.
  • Remove lid and taste for salt; adjust accordingly and stir.
  • Using a slotted spoon, remove ribs and mushrooms to a serving platter. Discard bay leaves.
  • Strain the cooking liquid through a mesh sieve set over a bowl or large glass mug. Remove fat from the top of the strained liquid, and transfer the liquid to a gravy boat.
  • Serve ribs with mashed potatoes and strained cooking liquid.


Nutrition Facts
Slow Cooker Red Wine Braised Short Ribs
Amount Per Serving
Calories 326 Calories from Fat 144
% Daily Value*
Fat 16g25%
Saturated Fat 6g30%
Cholesterol 73mg24%
Sodium 196mg8%
Potassium 863mg25%
Carbohydrates 7g2%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 27g54%
Vitamin C 3mg4%
Calcium 31mg3%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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