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4.41 from 5 votes

Crockpot Simple Short Ribs

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time8 hrs
Total Time8 hrs 10 mins
Servings: 4
Author: Civilized Caveman


  • 3 pounds of beef short ribs
  • 1 large red onion sliced
  • 1 large white onion sliced
  • 3 stalks celery diced
  • 3 carrots peeled and diced
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup red wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon curry powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon dry mustard
  • 2 teaspoons sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper


  • Line the bottom of your crockpot with your onions, celery, and carrots
  • Heat a saute pan or cast iron skillet over high heat and sear all sides of your short ribs for 2-3 minutes per side
  • Place your short ribs on top of your veggies
  • Mix all other ingredients in a bowl and pour over the top of your short ribs
  • Cover your crock pot and cook on low for 8 hours
  • After it is cooked, if you would like you can remove the veggies and beef and add some arrowroot powder to thicken the sauce and serve over your beef
  • Enjoy