Short Ribs and Red Wine Sauce

 We have had a rash of abnormally warm weather this winter which is making things hard between my slow cooker and me. I would normally love this time of year, all of the slow cooker recipes, hearty and thick meals. Gotta put on my winter weight and all, right?

But unseasonably warm days have me walking around with no need for those heavy winter coats craving the smoke and fire of the grill. I want burgers, steak, corn on the cob and other summer time foods. It takes recipes like this one, this low and slow short rib sauce to ground me. My winter fling with the slow cooker can only last so long and I need to stop and appreciate it. It’s a grass is always greener sort of thing. One that I am finding hard to remember this season. Give me a little snow and it will all come rushing back to me.

Not that I haven’t been known to grill in the snow…



This recipe makes enough to sauce 3 pounds of pasta. That being said, I cut everything in half because there is no way Handsome and I need three pounds of pasta. Ever.


  1. It is warmer, so when it gets a bit colder, I’m cold!! I love these fall-off-the-bone ribs.

  2. Lloyd would LOVE this!

  3. Fabulous short ribs, Kita! We’ve finally had a string of cold days…this would be a perfect dinner!

  4. Well, it’s sitting at 26 degrees right now, so you’re more than welcome to come over and make this for dinner! It looks fantastic. I love slow cooked beef ribs. C’mon, let Handsome eat the pasta; it’s spinach so it’s good for him. :)

  5. Hearty beef and noodles – what’s not to love? I bundled up here in balmy 20 degrees – ship a little of that this way!

  6. Everytime I see an awesome slow cooker recipe like this I tell myself I need to pull out my slow cooker more often. One of these days I will listen.

  7. I know there are some short ribs somewhere in that freezer. Thanks for this recipe! (It had been un-normally warm here too UNTIL today. Now it is snowing!!!!!!

  8. I love short-rib pasta….such a treat. This is a fabulous winter dinner!

  9. Aw, sorry you and your slow cooker aren’t spending as much time together as you’d like. But this looks like a phenomenal dish!

  10. Mmmm short ribs in red wine sauce! Probably one of my favourite dishes!

  11. Wow! No matter the weather, I’d love this one! I’m a fan of my slow cooker and it’s nice not to heat up the stove in the summer!

  12. What a versatile dish. It looks so cozy and comforting :) I would be licking my finger after every bite :)

  13. Mmm, I love the combination of short ribs and red wine! Serving it over green pasta is a gorgeous idea :)


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