Slow Cooked Beef Short Ribs

This hearty, melt in your mouth, tender dish will be one your family will be begging for again and again!

You’ll be happy to know that there’s no need to sear the meat first. Not necessary at all because this turns out succulent, flavourful and falls off the bone just by throwing all the ingredients into a casserole dish and into the oven for a few hours. Love cutting back on steps ?

Which is why these beef short ribs features on my meal plan fridge list and it’s high time I blogged the recipe for you.

Because life is full, I’m all about cutting out extra steps in life, which is why I throw some potatoes to cook in the casserole dish with the meat, rather than make a seperate mash potato. The potatoes then soak up all the delicious cooking juices and the end result is delicious, soft, tasty potatoes.

If you have some extra time to make mash, I say go ahead, as they really are the perfect accompaniment to beef short ribs.

Many of the ingredients in this recipe can be sourced from my one-stop-favourite, organic wholefoods online store, The Wholefood Collective. They go to great lengths to ensure everything they source is amazing quality, they stock all my favorite products and I don’t even have to leave the house! Oh and the cherry on the cake is they donate profits to improve food security for vulnerable Aussies.

Here are some of the ingredients you’ll need:

Sea salt
Cracked black pepper
Dried rosemary, thyme, oregano
Chicken stock


Slow Cooked Beef Short Ribs

Brenda Janschek
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 4 hrs
Total Time 4 hrs 10 mins
Servings 4


  • 6 beef bone-in short ribs or around 1kg I asked the butcher to cut them up to fit my casserole dish
  • 1 large onion chopped
  • 6 cloves garlic peeled
  • 2 cups mushrooms thickly sliced (optional but adds a delicious flavour)
  • 2 carrots thickly sliced
  • 2 potatoes thickly sliced lengthways
  • sea salt
  • cracked black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons mixed dry herbs like rosemary thyme, oregano
  • 2 cups chicken or beef stock


  • Preheat oven to 200 C
  • Season the short ribs with sea salt and black pepper and put onion, whole garlic cloves, mushrooms, carrot and potatoes in a large casserole dish then the beef ribs on top.
  • Sprinkle over the herbs and pour in the stock. Cover, reduce oven heat to 140 C and cook for 4 hours
  • Serve with steamed zucchini, cauliflower and broccoli.
  • Make sure to pour some of the delicious juices over the dish once served (you can see why mash potato makes a great options!)

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Here are a couple more slow cooked dinner recipe ideas you might love – Slow Cooker Coconut Chicken and Potato Curry and Slow Cooked Lamb Shank and Barley Soup with Gremolata.

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Bren x

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Your thoughts on this post


  1. Lucy Kloeden

    Hi Brenda – Firstly- thank you for all your delicious recipes. I have cooked a great many of them! This one I felt could have done with much less stock. Mine was too watery & I had to drain quite a bit of liquid out of it. Th flavour was delicious but it needed to be thicker – it didn’t look like your picture. Next time I will halve the stock.

    • Brenda Janschek

      Hi Lucy, thanks for the feedback, mine has always turns out perfectly. I’m constantly baffled about how different ovens produce different results with the same recipes!

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