Slow Cooker Short Ribs

  • Prep 20 mins
  • Sear/Saute 15 mins
  • Slow Cook 7 hours
  • Total 7h 35 mins
  • Medium
  • Serves 6

TIP: For best results, salt your short ribs up to an hour before cooking, let them come to room temperature and pat them dry before browning.

TIP: After 7 hours of cooking check to ensure the ribs are to desired level of tenderness, add additional cook time if needed.

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  • 4-5 pounds beef short ribs, bone-in (approximately 8-10 pieces)
  • 1 teaspoon Kosher salt, plus more as desired
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 small yellow onions, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 3 large carrots, peeled, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 2 celery stalks, leaves removed, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 3 cups beef stock
  • 1 1/2 cups dry red wine
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 1 tablespoon dried rosemary
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon water


  • Mashed Potatoes


  • Cutting Board
  • Step 1

    On a large cutting board season short ribs with kosher salt, set aside.

  • Step 2

    Slide the Combi Cooker Pan into Level 1. With the door open, flip the SmartSwitch to AIRFRY/STOVETOP. Select SEAR/SAUTE and set temperature to HI. Press START/STOP and let pan preheat in unit for 5 minutes.

  • Step 3

    After 5 minutes, slide out pan, add 1 tablespoon of olive oil and 4-5 Short Ribs to the pan. Slide pan back into unit, and with the door open, brown the short ribs for 3 minutes on the top and bottom. Remove the browned short ribs from the pan and repeat with the remaining short ribs.

  • Step 4

    Press START/STOP to turn off unit and remove the Combi Cooker Pan from the unit and place on a heat proof surface.

  • Step 5

    Add vegetables, beef stock, wine, tomato paste, dried rosemary and 1 teaspoon salt to the pan and stir to combine. Add the browned short ribs to the pan ensuring they are mostly submerged in the liquid.

  • Step 6

    Return pan to Level 1 and close door Select SLOW COOK, set temperature to LO, and set time to 7 hours. Press START/STOP to begin cooking.

  • Step 7

    When cooking is complete, remove pan from the unit and then remove the cooked short ribs from the liquid, set aside.

  • Step 8

    Remove vegetables from the Combi Cooker Pan, leaving the liquid in the Combi Cooker Pan. 

  • Step 9

    Combine cornstarch and water then add to the reserved liquid in the pan. Return the pan to Level 1, With the door open, flip the SmartSwitch to AIRFRY/STOVETOP, select SEAR/SAUTE and set temperature to HI, and with the door open, whisk liquid for 2-3 minutes until thickened.

  • Step 10

    Serve the cooked short ribs with sauce over mashed potatoes if desired.