Monday, April 19, 2010

Crockpot Short Ribs

I ended up making short ribs for dinner the other night. I used a recipe from AllRecipes and served them with mashed potatoes and roasted asparagus. I used short ribs from our beef we bought last summer. These were so tender (and kinda fatty) and so yummy. The meat just fell off the bones. The sauce that these cook in is absolutely delicious! We all loved this meal. Although Carson's favorite was the asparagus - that still seems to be one of his favorite veggies. I forgot to take a picture.

Crockpot Short Ribs

2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
3 pounds beef short ribs
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 slice onion, sliced
1/2 cup dry red wine
1/2 cup chili sauce
3 tablespoons packed brown sugar
3 tablespoons vinegar
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1/2 teaspoon dry mustard
1/2 teaspoon chili powder
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1/4 cup water

In a small bowl, combine 2 tablespoons flour, salt, and pepper. Coat the short ribs with the flour mixture. In a large skillet, heat the olive oil over medium-high heat. Brown short ribs in olive oil. (I skipped this entire step)

In a slow cooker, combine onions, wine, chili sauce, brown sugar, vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, mustard, and chili powder. Mix thoroughly. Transfer the short ribs from the skillet to the slow cooker. Cover, and cook on Low for 6 to 8 hours.

Remove ribs, and turn the slow cooker control to High. Mix the remaining 2 tablespoons of flour with 1/4 cup water, and stir into the sauce. Cook for 10 minutes, or until slightly thickened.

1 comment:

The Voogts said...

I was just thinking I need to use up our short ribs :) And it's on my to-do list this week to talk to Justin about beef and call the meat guy to get us on his radar. I also need to discuss beef quantities with you. I don't know we're ready to double our order this year. But if you really do I thought maybe we could ask my parents if they wanted some of the beef. We could take a little more than last year, but not double. So we could split some with them.