Author / Rachel Koo

Prep: 20 min / Cook Time: 8-10 hours / Servings: 4

Looking for a meal that is guaranteed to impress, without serious effort? This dish is luxurious, fancy, and over the top delicious. These braised beef short ribs are fall off the bone, tender and go perfectly over a bed of mashed potatoes. Be sure to cook with a red wine you don’t mind pouring a glass later to enjoy with your meal!


  • 2 lb Beef Short Ribs
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 cup red wine
  • 1 cup beef broth
  • 2 sprigs fresh rosemary
  • 1 medium carrot – diced
  • 1 stalk celery – diced 
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 2 cloves garlic – minced
  • 1 onion – diced
  • 2 tbsp tomato paste
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 tbsp arrowroot starch (optional)


Step 1: Sprinkle salt and pepper evenly on all sides of the beef shanks

Step 2: Heat a cast iron pan to medium-high heat. Add 1/2 the olive oil and spread in the pan evenly. Evenly sear each side of the beef shanks until there is a nice crust forming on each side. About 1-2 min per side

Step 3: Remove beef from pan and set aside on a plate. Add remaining oil and add carrots, onion, celery and garlic to the pan. Sautee until veggies become soft and translucent.

Step 4: Deglaze the pan by adding red wine, beef broth, tomato paste, rosemary and bay leaves. Scrape the bottom of the pan and remove all the bits and bring to a simmer

Step 5:  Place beef in the slow cooker and pour over the liquid mixture from the cast iron plate. Set slow cooker to low and cook for 8-10 hours

Step 6: For a thicker sauce, remove sauce from slow cooker and bring to a simmer in a sauce pan. In a little dish, mix the arrowroot starch and some water and dissolve. Add mixture to the sauce and slowly stir, sauce will thicken.

Step 7: Shanks are best served atop mashed potatoes and generously pour sauce over. Garnish with parsley and enjoy immediately!!

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Rachel Koo

Rachel has enjoyed sport her entire life and embarked on her coaching career in 2012. Starting as a personal trainer in various gyms, she eventually found CrossFit which lead her to CrossFit Football. In 2015 Rachel completed her CrossFit Football certification which opened up many doors of opportunity within coaching. Since then she has completed Power Athlete Methodology course, earned her Block 1 and put that knowledge into action coaching collegiate level athletes. Throughout the years training, proper nutrition and lifestyle habits have been the pillars in helping her clients and athletes achieve their true potential. Rachel currently working as a performance coach applying the Power Athlete principles with all of her clients.

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