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Slow Cooker Short Ribs with Red Wine

These gluten free short ribs cook all day in the slow cooker ending with fall off the bone meat filled with delicious flavor!
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time8 hrs
Total Time8 hrs 20 mins
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: French
Keyword: beef short ribs, cooking wine, crock pot beef, gluten free, slow cooker beef, slow cooker short ribs
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 909kcal
Author: Allison Treadwell


  • 5 slices bacon finely chopped
  • 8 pounds bone-in short ribs or 4 pounds boneless beef chuck cut into 2-inch cubes
  • 2 cups red cooking wine
  • 2 cups beef stock
  • 1/2 cup tomato sauce
  • 1/4 cup gluten free soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons gluten free flour
  • 3 garlic cloves whole
  • 1 tablespoon dried thyme
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 white onion quartered
  • 5 medium carrots cut into 3-inch sections
  • 8 oz fresh mushrooms sliced


  • In a large skillet cook bacon over medium-high heat until crisp. Put bacon in slow cooker.
  • Salt and pepper the beef and add to the skillet and sear on each side for 5 minutes. (DO NOT TOUCH IT during those 5 minutes) Transfer beef to the slow cooker.
  • Add carrots and onions to the skillet and brown them in skillet for 5 minutes.
  • Stir in 2 Tablespoons of gluten free flour and pour 1 cup of wine. Deglaze pan, scraping skillet to get all the brown bits on the pan.
  • Add veggies from skillet to slow cooker on top of beef.
  • Top with mushrooms and garlic cloves.
  • In a separate bowl, mix beef broth, tomato sauce, gluten free soy sauce, thyme, and bay leaf. Pour into crockpot. Add 1 cup red wine to almost cover the beef.
  • Cook on low for 6-8 hours or high for 5 hours.
  • Prepare gravy as desired (see directions above).


Calories: 909kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 89g | Fat: 46g | Saturated Fat: 20g | Cholesterol: 261mg | Sodium: 1135mg | Potassium: 2235mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 8609IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 92mg | Iron: 12mg