Slow Cooker Recipes: Red Wine Short Ribs
I had one last package of short ribs from our half-steer and decided to cook them yesterday in the slow cooker. Tim loved this dish! And, I loved how easy it was to get dinner on the table. I think I prefer the traditional braising method, but you can’t beat how little work this recipe requires — only 5 to 10 minutes in the morning. We had the short ribs with some crusty bread. Mashed potatoes, egg noodles, or pureed cauliflower would be great sides as well.
I need to find some new slow cooker recipes because it is so nice to have dinner ready and waiting for you in the evening!
Slow-Cooker Red Wine Short Ribs
- 2 medium onions, cut into wedges
- 4 garlic cloves, peeled and crushed
- 6 small carrots, peeled and cut in half crosswise
- 2 small parsnips, peeled and cut in quarters crosswise
- 1 ounce dried porcini mushrooms, rinsed
- 1 8.5-ounce jar sun-dried tomatoes, drained and cut in half lengthwise
- 1 small bunch sage
- 5 pounds short ribs
- kosher salt and pepper
- 1 bottle red wine
- 1 loaf crusty bread
In the bowl of a slow cooker, combine the onions, garlic, carrots, parsnips, mushrooms, tomatoes, and sage.
Season the short ribs with 1 1/2 teaspoons salt and 3/4 teaspoon pepper and nestle them among the vegetables. Add the wine. Set the slow cooker to high and cook until the meat is tender and falls from the bones, 8-9 hours.
Using a large spoon, skim off the excess fat and discard. Divide the ribs and vegetables among individual bowls and spoon the sauce over the top.
Serve with the crusty bread.