Slow Cooker Sage Butter Short Ribs

Slow Cooker Sage Short Ribs with Gorgonzola Cream Sauce

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 8 hours 15 minutes
Total Time 8 hours 30 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 643 kcal
Author Slow Cooker Gourmet


For ribs:

  • 2 1/2 pounds beef short ribs
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 teaspoon dried sage
  • 3 teaspoons jarred minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 cup beef broth

For pan sauce:

  • Drippings from slow cooker strained
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 2 tablespoons crumbled gorgonzola cheese
  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. Season ribs with sage, garlic, salt and pepper
  2. Preheat skillet or multicooker to around 400 degrees
  3. Melt butter and add ribs
  4. Saute for about 2 minutes per side until lightly browned
  5. Deglaze pan with beef broth
  6. Transfer to slow cooker for 8 hours on low
  7. Strain off any dripping left in slow cooker into a saucepan after short ribs are done
  8. Bring to a simmer on stove over medium high heat
  9. Stir in cream and gorgonzola cheese until melted
  10. Remove from heat and add salt and pepper to taste

Recipe Notes

If you'd like to thicken the sauce a little more you can whisk together 1 tablespoon of cornstarch with 1 tablespoon of water then whisk into the sauce while simmering until thickened as desired.

Nutrition Facts
Slow Cooker Sage Short Ribs with Gorgonzola Cream Sauce
Amount Per Serving
Calories 643 Calories from Fat 450
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 50g 77%
Saturated Fat 27g 135%
Cholesterol 223mg 74%
Sodium 942mg 39%
Potassium 810mg 23%
Total Carbohydrates 2g 1%
Protein 42g 84%
Vitamin A 22.1%
Vitamin C 1.3%
Calcium 9.6%
Iron 24.8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.