These Crock Pot Low Carb Keto Beef Short Ribs recipe make the most satisfying and delicious meal, served over mashed cauliflower. It's comfort in a dish!
Keto Short Ribs
Slow cooking the meat makes it simply fall apart when you touch it gently with a fork and will make anyone swoon with excitement knowing what's next. And That first bite and that flavorful sauce does not disappoint. It's everything you hoped it would be and more.
This slow-cooker recipe is your fool proof way to get the most tender meat you've ever had!
My family can't get enough of this short rib recipe, even my picky daughter who doesn't like any cut of beef, enjoys this because of how tender it is.
Slow Cooker Keto Ribs
Seared ribs to perfection then a few simple ingredients you probably have in your kitchen already, all placed in the slow cooker to do it's thing for a few hours. Add some mashed cauliflower or riced cauliflower for the bed and dinner is served.
Crockpot Short ribs are truly a comfort dish in any season, but especially wonderful on a cold winter's night!
I've only made this recipe using boneless short ribs but you can use bone-in if that's all you can find. I'm sure either will work, they just need plenty of time to get tender.
Also it's totally optional to add some carrots if your spouse is not into a keto diet or low carb lifestyle, like mine is not. Just throw them in when cooking the onion and remaining ingredients.
How to Make slow Cooker Beef Ribs
Exact measurements, nutritional information is all located in the recipe card at the bottom of this blog post.
boneless or bone in, beef short ribs cut crosswise into 2 inch pieces
olive oil or avocado oil
beef bone broth
Worcestershire sauce homemade
Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Season one side of your short ribs generously with salt and pepper.
Place half of the ribs, seasoned side down onto the hot skillet and brown. Season the top of the ribs in the skillet with salt and pepper. Flip once the bottom is browned. Remove and set aside while browning the rest of the meat.
Add beef stock to slow cooker and place short ribs into crock pot.
To the same skillet add your remaining ingredients and bring to a boil. Cook for 5 minutes or until onion is tender. Pour this over the ribs in the crock pot.
Cover and cook on high 4-6 hours or low 8-10 hours.
How to Store
Once cooked, and cooled, store any leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for 3 days.
Instant Pot Beef Method
You could probably make this in your Instant Pot as well but I'm not sure if you could fit the 4 pounds as I have in the recipe.
I would use the saute button and brown the meat on both sides then add in remaining ingredients. I think it would need at least 45 minutes to 1 hour of cooking time on high pressure, to get the tenderest meat desired.
Quick release, then enjoy topped with the amazing flavor from the braising liquid.
Oven Cooking Method
You could also make this in your oven. Follow my directions but start with a Dutch Oven to sear the meat. Once all the meat is seared set aside and add remaining sauce ingredients.
Once onion is tender add back the meat and place it covered in your oven at 350 degrees F for 2-3 hours. Check it half way through as you may need to add an additional cup of beef broth.
Low Carb Sides to Serve with Slow Cooker Keto Short Ribs
More Low Carb Slow Cooker Recipes
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Hope you enjoy this luscious crockpot beef ribs recipe as much as we do!
Slow Cooker Low Carb Keto Beef Ribs (Instant Pot, Oven)
Slow Cooker Low Carb Beef Short Ribs
- 4 lbs boneless or bone in, beef short ribs cut crosswise into 2 inch pieces
- 2 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 cup beef broth
- 1.5 cup onion chopped
- 3 cloves garlic minced
- 2 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce homemade
- 2 tablespoon tomato paste
- 1.5 cup red wine
Optional: celery, carrots
- Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium high heat. Season one side of your short ribs generously with salt and pepper.
- Place half of the ribs, seasoned side down onto the hot skillet and brown. Season the top of the ribs in the skillet with salt and pepper. Flip once the bottom is browned. Remove and set aside while browning the rest fo the meat.
- Add beef broth to slow cooker and place short ribs into crock pot.
- To the same skillet add your remaining ingredients and bring to a boil. Cook for 5 minutes or until onion is tender. Pour this over the ribs in the crock pot.
- Cover and cook on high 4-6 hours or low 8-10 hours.
How many ribs for 5 oz? Also, if your using pork chops won’t they dry out? I don’t like thick chops
The weight depends on the size of your beef ribs. Once they come out of the slow cooker, mine fall right off the bone then I weigh the meat. I am not using pork chops in this recipe this is for beef short ribs.
I found this recipe back in November shortly after I first started keto and I have made this MANY times and every time has been amazing! I have used stewing beef, side ribs, and short ribs. It works with any type of beef in my opinion. I have not added anything with the exception of some red pepper flakes one time to spice it up a bit.
Any red wine works. (I do drink wine and I always use whatever I happen to have on hand at the time.
Also, wine IS keto! Thank goodness! Specifically dry red or white wine as they have less sugars. It's not 0 carb, but it is low carb.
Making today without wine but doubled up grass fed bone broth. Our ribs are also grass fed and supplemented with some stewing lamb. House smells fantastic 5 hours in on slow cook. Can’t wait mmm ?.
My son is doing Keto and I wanted to make this for him, but my concern is the wine. Isn't wine high in sugar? I don't know anything about this Keto life, so I wanted to ask you before I go out and get all the ingredients. Thank you in advance.
Wine can be on a keto diet and for this recipe the alcohol burns off, it's simply for flavor.
I feel like a dummy here, but aren't cross-cut short ribs completely different than the ones shown in the video above? I always thought that cross-cut would be the Korean style, and that the short ribs shown in the video are, well, just regular short ribs. I bought $20 worth of cross-cut short ribs, which look nothing like the ones in the video, but hopefully they'll still turn out okay.
Sorry that,"cut crosswise" confused you in the ingredient list. My husband gets us a huge long slab of ribs and separates them along the bone, cutting them crosswise into 2 inch pieces, the meat is sitting on top of the bone. The cross- cut ribs, the Korean style you're referring to or flanked style, is cut across several bones. The ones in my pictures and video are not cross-cut ribs, they are regular ribs, cut crosswise.But cross cut ribs can be braised and slow cooked as well.
Tried it last night. Came out more like soup, not much flavor. Will have to thicken it with cornstarch or something.
Do we fully cook the short ribs BEFORE we put them in the Crockpot, or are we just getting a nice little sear on it? If we're fulling cooking them, do they not get dry after fully cooking and then 4-6 or 8-10 hours in the Crockpot?
You're just searing them, they will cook in the slow cooker.
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This sounds lovely but is there something else I can use besides tomato paste?
I really can’t think of anything that would replace it sorry.
So what is the tomato paste used for? keep the sauce together or something else?
Thickens the sauce a bit as well as a more richer flavor.
I find beetroot a satisfactory substitute for tomatoes. They have the same "umami" . Cook/boil the beets and mash them.
Made a special trip to the store this morning for wine... well worth the trip! It smells divine. The carbs in 2 TBSP worschestire sauce is a very small amount .. negligable .. so no issues. Can't wait til tonight.
I made this for dinner tonight and it was delicious! I could not find beef short ribs locally, so I used country ribs instead. Still turned out amazing and the beef was very tender. I used a cheap Cabernet for the sauce which was very tasty after cooking all afternoon. Definitely adding this one to my recipe book! Thank you!
Glad to hear!
Making this tomorrow! Do you do high or low in the crockpot? I know it says either but do you have a preference?
I don’t like/drink wine so I never buy it. Is there something else that would add a similar enough flavor?
Where do you find the Red Wine? What brand? I'm new to this.
Any brand of red wine you like at your local store.
I don't have red wine. What should I use instead?
You'll need some kind of cooking wine to replace. Marsala would work.
Try to buy regular wine you drink (even if you don't drink) because the 'cooking' wines have lots off additives in them. The real stuff is so much better for flavor in cooking. It mellows out.
Is this really paleo? I've NEVER seen worcestershire sauce in a paleo recipe.
Well I think you're right. I thought I had found one I used that didn't contain sugar or soy but I was wrong. Guess I will need to make my own version homemade, but for now I will link to one to use.
Yes u make ur own
[email protected] I use coconut aminos brand name is coconut secrets to replace wochershire sauce. Will try this recipe with that and pork chops. Thanks for this recipe.
I used this recipe for pork chops and it worked beautifully. The flavors are unbelievable. I've been looking for additional recipes because we've been on the keto diet for several months and this one is a keeper.
That is a great idea! I'm totally going to try it myself thank you!
This recipe sounds delicious, but I have searched high and low for boneless short ribs and cannot find them anywhere in my area. Can you suggest any places where I can find the boneless short ribs?
Check with your butcher at your local market. Bone in is perfectly fine to use in this recipe though.
I buy mine at Costco
Boneless "short ribs" are just chuck cut into strips/chunks. Source: get these from my butchers regularly.