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red wine and coffee slow cooker short ribs of beef
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Slow Cooker 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. Wouldn't your family love these ribs?
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time6 hrs
Total Time6 hrs 10 mins
Course: Entree
Cuisine: American
Servings: 3
Calories: 830kcal


  • 3 pounds bone-in short ribs
  • 1 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
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon sour cream
  • sea salt 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 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.
  • Re-season with sea salt and black pepper or any other seasoning you wish to add and serve with your ribs.


Calories: 830kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 68g | Fat: 40g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Cholesterol: 197mg | Sodium: 648mg | Potassium: 1691mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 7545IU | Vitamin C: 7.7mg | Calcium: 98mg | Iron: 9.4mg