Slow-Cooked Beef Short Ribs With Red Wine Sauce

Total Time
6hrs 25mins
Prep 25 mins
Cook 6 hrs

Yum! The smell of these ribs simmering all day is just mouthwatering! Make sure to serve with a big loaf of crusty bread to mop up every last bit of the sauce!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mix flour, salt & pepper. Coat ribs with the mixture.
  2. In a large skillet, heat olive oil over med-high heat and brown the short ribs on all sides.
  3. In a crock pot, combine onions, 1 cup of red wine, chili sauce, brown sugar, vinegar, Worcestershire, dry mustard & chili powder. Add ribs to the mixture.
  4. Cover & cook on low for 6 hours.
  5. Remove ribs to a platter and keep warm.
  6. Turn crockpot to high and add remaining flour and red wine. Cook 10 minutes or until thoroughly combined and sauce has thickened.
  7. Pour sauce over ribs and serve immediately!
Most Helpful

These ribs were delicious! I had a lot of short ribs in the freezer that needed to be used so I made a double batch and still no leftovers!!! My crock pot wasn't big enough for that many ribs so I cooked half of them in the oven and they came out even better and I didn't have to cook them as long. I did them for maybe 3 to 4 hours at 350 degrees and they came out every bit as moist and tender as the ones in the crock pot. I have my own recipe for pork ribs but for beef ribs this will be the one that I use now! The flavor was wonderful! Thanks for a great recipe!

Sweetie 91 January 17, 2008

Why use two pots when you can do everything in a dutch oven? I sear the meat fist then bake it at 250 degrees for about 8 hours, or until fork tender.

Dr. Mike September 18, 2016

I followed this recipe verbatim and it was disgusting! The sauce was a funky oily mess, too. I used grass fed beef so maybe that's why? I don't know.

K C. November 16, 2015