So I told you guys a few posts back about my new love of the Crock Pot (here) and I promised I would give you some new recipes in said Crock pot. I am never one to back out on a promise so here is one of my first experiments. When I tried this I got such a successful result that I was even requested (yes, the BF actually requested something I cooked!!) to make it for New Years. I got the recipe for short ribs on food.com which had 129 reviews, so I had to give it a try. We had eight people over for dinner and I’m happy to say my guests were full and pleased with the meal!
Ingredients: (Serves 4)
1/4 cup flour
2/3 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 2/3 lbs boneless beef short ribs
1/4 cup butter
2/3 cup chopped onion
2/3 cup beef broth
1/2 cup red wine vinegar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup chili sauce
1 1/3 tablespoons ketchup
1 1/3 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
1 1/3 tablespoons minced garlic
2/3 teaspoon chili powder
Mix flour, salt and pepper in a bag, add ribs and shake until ribs are coated. Brown ribs in a skillet with either butter, margarine, Pam or olive oil. once browned on each side, place in slow cooker.
In the same skillet, combine the remaining ingredients and bring to a boil while stirring.
Once it comes to a boil, pour mixture into the Crock Pot on top of ribs.
Cover and cook for 9 hours on low. (I was crunched for time on NYE so I cooked it for 4 hours on high and it turned out OK too)
The first time I tried it, Corey and I paired it with a baked potato and our favorite basil baked onion I told you about here. For NYE we had asparagus (sprinkled with olive oil, S&P and grilled to perfection- nothing fancy but it is delish!), “the onion”, a wheat baguette, and mashed potatoes. It certainly isn’t the healthiest meal I’ve ever made but it was scrumptious!
I would love to find a recipe or at least substitutions to make this healthier, any suggestions? I am all ears 🙂