Sometimes I get overwhelmed thinking about cooking something that seems difficult. Like quiche. Or anything that Julia Child has ever made. Or braised short ribs.

They just sound complicated, don’t they?

But they also sound delicious.

The thing is, they aren’t that complicated, and they are delicious. So, be a little adventurous and give it a try.

Please note that this braised short ribs was provided by a a guest chef. The article is written by me, but this mouthwatering recipe was created by a contributor. 

braised short ribs on a bed of cauliflower rice

Some FAQs About Braised Short Ribs

Sometimes you might have questions about what you are making. Sometimes you need some cooking tip and tricks to make the process easier. Or sometimes you just want to skip right the recipe. There is a button above that will take you down to the recipe without scrolling, otherwise keep reading for some potentially useful information.

What type of meat is braised short ribs?

Short ribs come from the lower rib cage of the cow (the short plate) but can also come from the chuck, rib or brisket area. According to Wikipedia, boneless short ribs are cut from the chuck of the cow (which is closer to the shoulder area) from rib meat that is separated from the bone.

What red wine goes with braised short ribs?

Personally, I think any wine goes with short ribs, but the experts say that Southern French reds, Chilean Cabernet Sauvignon or a Sangiovese from Tuscany make great pairings with short ribs.

How do you braise short ribs?

Braising is a method of cooking beef where you brown the beef in oil and then you cook it in a covered pan with liquid (on the stove top or in the oven). You cook it low and slow for a tender

Texture and rich flavor.

What can I substitute for short ribs?

If you don’t have short ribs available for a specific recipe, chuck roast is the closest type of meat to substitute. It comes from the same area of the cow and will have the same texture and cook in a similar way.

Low Carb Slow Cooker Braised Short Ribs Recipe

This braised short ribs recipe works great in a Crock Pot but you could also cook it in the oven low and slow as well. Set the oven at 225 degrees F. and cook for 3-4 hours. You could go lower on the temperature as well if your oven allows it.

braised short ribs on a bed of cauliflower rice

Braised Short Ribs

Short ribs are tender and delicious and this low carb slow cooker braised short ribs recipe is no exception.
CourseMain Course
Keywordbeef, braised, crock pot, dinner, easy, keto, low carb, ribs, slow cooker
Prep Time  15 minutes
Cook Time  8 hours
Total Time 8 hours 15 minutes
Servings    6
Calories    331kcal
Author   Guest Chef


  • 2-3 lbs Short ribs boneless
  • 1 tbsp Olive oil
  • 1 Large onion chopped
  • 2 Bay leaves whole
  • 1 tbsp Tomato paste
  • 2 tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 3 tsp Beef bouillon powder
  • 2 tsp Fresh thyme chopped
  • 1 cup Red cooking wine
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • ½ cup Heavy whipping cream
  • Fresh parsley optional


  • Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
  • Add salt and pepper to taste to the meat, and sear the boneless short ribs on all sides and then place them into the bottom of a slow cooker.
    short ribs in a pan being braised
  • In a mixing bowl, add dijon mustard.
    mustard in a measuring spoon
  • Add tomato paste.
  • Add thyme.
  • Add beef bouillon.
  • Pour in red wine.
  • Whisk sauce ingredients together until smooth and combined.
  • Place two whole bay leaves over the ribs in the slow cooker.
  • Pour the red wine mixture over the top of the meat, place the lid on the slow cooker. Cook on low heat for 8 hours. You will want to use low heat if possible in order to ensure the most tender ribs possible.
  • Once finished, remove the meat from the slow cooker. Place on a serving platter.
    cooked short ribs on a plate
  • Pour the sauce from the slow cooker into a skillet over medium heat.
  • Pour in heavy whipping cream, and whisk the sauce well until combined.
  • Bring the sauce to a boil, and then reduce the heat to medium again. Cook down until the gravy reaches the desired consistency stirring frequently.
  • Serve over mashed or riced cauliflower with gravy and fresh parsley (optional).
    braised short ribs on a bed of cauliflower rice


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