Season short ribs with salt and pepper. In a skillet, brown ribs over medium heat, about 3 minutes each side.
Transfer to the BLACK + DECKER™ 7-Quart Slow Cooker stoneware pot. Top with vegetables. Combine remaining ingredients and pour over meat and vegetables.
Cover and cook on HIGH for 5-6 hours or LOW setting for 6-8 hours, until beef is tender. Remove bay leaf before serving.