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Slow Cooker Low Carb Beef Short Ribs

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 15 minutes
Servings 12 people
Calories 489kcal
Author Brenda Bennett | Sugar-Free Mom


  • 4 lbs boneless or bone in, beef short ribs cut crosswise into 2 inch pieces
  • salt
  • pepper
  • 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. 


    Serving: 5.3ounces | Calories: 489kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 16g | Fat: 42g | Saturated Fat: 17g | Cholesterol: 83mg | Sodium: 179mg | Potassium: 386mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 40IU | Vitamin C: 2.6mg | Calcium: 23mg | Iron: 2.2mg