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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


  • slow cooker


  • 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


  • 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.


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.


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