Easy Slow Cooker Short Ribs

Easy Slow Cooker Short Ribs are a delicious dinner that is low-effort, perfect for a busy weeknight. Flavorful, tender meat and veggies make a hearty, satisfying meal.
Course Main Course, Slow Cooker
Cuisine American, comfort food
Keyword Beef Short Ribs, crock-pot recipe
Prep Time 40 minutes
Cook Time 6 hours
Total Time 6 hours 40 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Author I Heart Recipes


  • 3 lbs beef short ribs
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 lb carrots peeled & chopped
  • 2 large yellow onions chopped
  • 2-3 large russet potatoes washed, peeled, and chopped
  • .87 oz ranch seasoning
  • .87 oz brown gravy mix
  • 2 tsp seasoning salt OR salt free seasoning I like salt free ( Mrs. Dash)
  • 1 sprig of fresh rosemary
  • 1 spring of fresh thyme
  • 3 bay leaves
  • 5 cloves of garlic chopped
  • 2 red bell peppers sliced


  • Toss the short ribs into a large bowl, then drizzle in the olive oil.
  • Sprinkle the salt free, or seasoning salt all over the short ribs, then toss the ribs to make sure they are well coated with the oil and seasonings.
  • In a large stick free skillet, brown the ribs over medium heat.
  • Once the ribs are nice and browned remove them from the heat.
  • Place the ribs, and chopped potatoes, onions, garlic, carrots, and peppers in a bowl, or on a flat baking sheet.
  • Sprinkle the ranch seasoning, and brown gravy mix all over.
  • Now toss all of the ingredients ( except the potatoes) into the slow cooker.
  • Next, add the potatoes on top of the other ingredients.
  • Place the lid on the slow cooker, and set on high.
  • Let cook for 6 hours.
  • During the last hour, giving everything a nice stir.
  • Once done sprinkle fresh parsley on top.
  • Serve & enjoy!