Crockpot Coffee Braised Short Ribs

I got the idea for these Coffee Braised Short Ribs from this wonderful website – Sleep.Love.Eat.  They just looked amazing so I had to make them. 

I made a few modifications, so this is my version.


  • 4 lbs of Grass Fed Short Ribs – mine came from the local farmers market
  • 2 TBS of coconut oil
  • 1 cup of Italian cold brewed coffee
  • 1 cup of dry white wine
  • 1 large yellow onion, chopped
  • 3 cloves of garlic
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 TBS of Italian Seasoning
  • 1 TBS of oregano
  • 1.5 TBS of chipotle seasoning


  • Cut the short ribs into individual ribs if necessary – mine came in two long strips
  • Season with salt and pepper
  • Heat oil in cast iron skillet and brown short ribs for 3 to 4 mins on each side, I had to do mine in two batches
  • Set aside
  • When meat is browned, add white wine and coffee. Let simmer for a few minutes to cook off alcohol. 
  • Mix the italian seasoning, oregano, and chipotle together in a small bowl
  • Add about a 3rd of onion to bottom on crockpot, layer with 1/2 of short ribs, sprinkle with 1/2 of herb mixture.
  • Now layer another 1/3 of onion, rest of the short ribs.
  • Add the last of the onion, garlic, rest of herbs, and then pour wine and coffee sauce over everything.
  • Set the slow cooker on low for 8 to 9 hours.

We enjoyed this with some collard greens and bacon sauteed and it was delicious.  

Hope you enjoy:)