Slow Cooker Short Ribs


  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 3 lbs bone-in beef chuck short ribs
  • 1 med onions, peeled and quartered
  • 2 carrots, cut into large chunks
  • 2 parsnips, cut into large chunks
  • 1 tsp dried rosemary
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • 4 sprigs fresh parsley, stems and leaves separated
  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 (12-ounce) dark stout beer

Cooking Instructions:

  1. In a large skillet over medium-high heat, add the oil. Season the short ribs with salt and pepper. When the oil is hot, brown the short ribs, in batches, until they are browned on all sides, about 3-4 minutes per side.
  2. While the short ribs are browning, place a layer of onion and carrot pieces into the bottom of a slow cooker and season them with salt and pepper. Place the browned meat on top. Add the remaining onions and carrots along with the parsnips and herbs. Add Worcestershire and pour over the stout and add enough water to almost cover the contents. Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours, or until the meat is very tender.
  3. To serve, carefully remove the meat and vegetables from the slow cooker. Strain the juices. Serve the ribs with the juice and garnish with chopped parsley leaves.
Source: Jo Cooks