braised short ribs on a bed of cauliflower rice
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Braised Short Ribs

Short ribs are tender and delicious and this low carb slow cooker braised short ribs recipe is no exception. 
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 8 hours
Total Time 8 hours 15 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 331kcal
Author 730 Sage Street


  • 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 bay leaves and onions 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



Calories: 331kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 22g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 92mg | Sodium: 798mg | Potassium: 480mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 345IU | Vitamin C: 2.4mg | Calcium: 29mg | Iron: 2.6mg
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