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braised short ribs of beef on a white platter with sauce
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5 from 33 votes

Slow Cooker Braised Short Ribs with a Red Wine Coffee Sauce

Slow cooker braised short ribs of beef are on the menu tonight and they're delicious! Served with a red wine-coffee sauce made from the slow cooker juices.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time6 hrs 10 mins
Total Time6 hrs 20 mins
Course: Entree
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4
Calories: 622kcal

Equipment

  • slow cooker

Ingredients

  • 3 pounds bone-in short ribs
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • ½ cup flour seasoned with sea salt and black pepper
  • 1 medium yellow onion chopped
  • 3 stalks celery chopped
  • 2 carrots chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 cup dry red wine
  • 1 cup black coffee
  • 1 cup beef broth
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire
  • 1 tablespoon cracked black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon granulated onion
  • ½ teaspoon granulated garlic
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika or regular paprika
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon sour cream or heavy cream
  • sea salt and black pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Place the short ribs in a large bowl and toss with the seasoned flour.
  • Place the olive oil in a large pot or dutch oven over medium-high heat.
  • Once hot, place the short ribs in the pot and sear until browned on each side.
  • Transfer the browned short-ribs to the slow cooker.
  • Add the remaining ingredients to the slow cooker and cook on low for 6-7 hours.
  • Drain the liquid from the slow cooker and place into a saucepan. Turn off the slow cooker and leave the ribs covered until your sauce is complete.
  • Add one tablespoon of flour into the sauce and mix well with a wire whip. When liquid begins to boil, reduce heat and allow to simmer. Your reduction should begin to thicken and when its thick enough its done.
  • Add in the sour cream and mix well.
  • Skim any extra fat off the top of the sauce and remove from the heat.
  • Re-season with sea salt and black pepper or any other seasoning you wish to add and serve with your ribs.

Notes

This recipe can also be done on stove top with a dutch oven or heavy pot with a lid. Cook time would be 3-3.5 hours on simmer.

Nutrition

Calories: 622kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 51g | Fat: 30g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 14g | Cholesterol: 148mg | Sodium: 498mg | Potassium: 1286mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 5661IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 81mg | Iron: 7mg