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
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
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.