Slow Cooker Short Ribs


Slow-cooked beef short ribs used two ways. Can anyone say 'M'm! M'm! Good'? Put the meat in a hoagie roll and serve with the reserved broth for dipping. Or, moisten with your favorite barbecue sauce and serve on a toasted bun.

close up view of Slow Cooker Short Ribs on bread, served with sauce in a bowl
Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
5 hrs
Total Time:
5 hrs 15 mins
8 servings


  • cooking spray

  • 3 ribs celery, sliced

  • 2 carrots, sliced

  • 1 onion, chopped

  • 3 cloves garlic, smashed

  • 5 pounds beef short ribs

  • salt and ground black pepper to taste

  • 1 (10.5 ounce) can condensed beef consomme (such as Campbell's ®)

  • ½ (10.5 ounce) can water


  1. Prepare a slow cooker crock with cooking spray.

  2. Spread celery, carrots, onion, and garlic in the bottom of the crock. Season short ribs with salt and pepper; place atop the vegetables. Pour beef consomme and water into the crock.

  3. Cook on High until the ribs are fork-tender, 5 to 7 hours.

  4. Remove the ribs from the slow cooker to a platter. Strain the broth and discard the vegetables.

  5. Strip meat from the bones of the ribs. Discard bones and transfer meat to a bowl. Shred meat with 2 forks and serve with strained broth.

Cook's Notes:

The nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of the vegetables. The actual amount of the vegetables consumed will vary.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

618 Calories
52g Fat
6g Carbs
29g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 618
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 52g 67%
Saturated Fat 22g 111%
Cholesterol 117mg 39%
Sodium 289mg 13%
Total Carbohydrate 6g 2%
Dietary Fiber 1g 5%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 29g
Vitamin C 5mg 23%
Calcium 42mg 3%
Iron 3mg 18%
Potassium 490mg 10%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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