Braised Cabernet Beef Short Ribs


This recipe uses boneless beef short ribs and, after browning, can be made either in a covered dish in the oven or in your slow cooker. The short ribs turn out extremely tender and flavorful. I normally serve this dish over white rice.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
5 hrs 10 mins
Total Time:
5 hrs 20 mins
6 servings


  • 2 pounds beef short ribs, or more to taste

  • 2 tablespoons salt

  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder

  • 2 teaspoons ground black pepper

  • ½ cup all-purpose flour

  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil

  • 4 cloves garlic cloves, minced and divided

  • 3 cups beef broth

  • 1 cup Cabernet Sauvignon wine

  • 1 onion, sliced


  1. Season ribs with salt, garlic powder, and black pepper. Sprinkle flour over both sides of the ribs.

  2. Heat oil in a large pot over medium-high heat. Cook about half the garlic in the hot oil until golden brown, 2 to 3 minutes; add short ribs and cook until completely browned, 2 to 3 minutes per side.

  3. Pour beef broth and wine into the pot; bring to a boil while scraping the browned bits of food off of the bottom of the pan with a wooden spoon. Transfer ribs and liquid to the crock of your slow cooker; put remaining garlic and sliced onion atop the ribs.

  4. Cook on Low for 5 hours. Remove ribs to a wide and shallow serving bowl. Ladle liquid from crock into a large skillet.

  5. Bring the liquid in a skillet to a boil and cook until reduced in volume by half, 5 to 7 minutes. Pour sauce over the ribs and turn ribs to coat.

Cook's Note:

Instead of putting into a slow cooker, you can bake in the oven at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 2 hours.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

337 Calories
17g Fat
14g Carbs
24g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 337
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 17g 22%
Saturated Fat 6g 30%
Cholesterol 61mg 20%
Sodium 2762mg 120%
Total Carbohydrate 14g 5%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 24g
Vitamin C 4mg 19%
Calcium 37mg 3%
Iron 3mg 19%
Potassium 415mg 9%

* 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.