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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 643kcal


For ribs:

  • 2 ½ pounds beef short ribs
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 teaspoon dried sage
  • 3 teaspoons jarred minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • ¼ 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


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


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.


Calories: 643kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 42g | Fat: 50g | Saturated Fat: 27g | Cholesterol: 223mg | Sodium: 942mg | Potassium: 810mg | Vitamin A: 1105IU | Vitamin C: 1.1mg | Calcium: 96mg | Iron: 4.5mg