2 tablespoons olive or vegetable oil
3 lb bone-in beef short ribs
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 can (14.5 oz) stewed tomatoes, undrained
1 medium onion, chopped (1/2 cup)
2 tablespoons tomato paste
1/2 cup red wine or Progresso beef flavored broth
1/2 cup Progresso beef flavored broth (from 32-oz carton)
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1/4 cup water
2 tablespoons cornstarch


In 12-inch skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add beef ribs; sprinkle with salt and pepper. Cook 4 to 6 minutes, turning occasionally, until browned.
Spray 3- to 4-quart slow cooker with cooking spray. In cooker, place tomatoes, onion and tomato paste; stir to combine. Add ribs, wine, broth and Worcestershire sauce.
Cover; cook on Low heat setting 7 to 9 hours.
Remove ribs and bones from cooker; cover ribs to keep warm. Discard bones. Spoon off any fat from mixture in cooker. In small bowl, mix water and cornstarch; stir into mixture in cooker. Increase heat setting to High. Cover; cook 10 to 15 minutes longer or until sauce is thickened. Serve over ribs.