Short Ribs

short rib

I made short ribs for Christmas Dinner this year, so I wanted to make sure to share the amazing results.  I first had short ribs about 4 years ago when my step daughter ordered it.  I’ve always been turned off by ribs, but her meal looked really good so I asked for a taste and I loved it.  I couldn’t believe it took me so long to try short ribs.  Since that first taste, I order them every chance I get.

Slow Cooker Short Ribs
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Serves: 6 servings
 
Ingredients
  • 3 pounds bone-in beef short ribs
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 4 medium carrots, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 3 celery stalks (including leaves), cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 cup beef broth
  • 4 fresh thyme sprigs
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 large onions, cut into ½-inch wedges
  • 6 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • ½ bottle red table wine
  • 4 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 3 tablespoons cold water
  • Salt and pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. Sprinkle ribs with ½ teaspoon each salt and pepper. In a large skillet, heat oil over medium heat. In batches, brown ribs on all sides; transfer to a 4- or 5-qt. slow cooker. Add carrots, celery, broth, thyme and bay leaf to ribs.
  2. Add onions to the same skillet; cook and stir over medium heat 8-9 minutes or until tender. Add garlic and tomato paste; cook and stir 1 minute longer. Stir in wine. Bring to a boil; cook 8-10 minutes or until liquid is reduced by half. Add to slow cooker. Cook, covered, on low 6-8 hours or until meat is tender.
  3. Remove ribs and vegetables; keep warm. Transfer cooking juices to a small saucepan; skim fat. Discard thyme and bay leaf. Bring juices to a boil. In a small bowl, mix cornstarch and water until smooth; stir into cooking juices. Return to a boil; cook and stir 1-2 minutes or until thickened. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
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Take a look at the results:

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Searing the ribs

 

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onions, broth and wine cook down

 

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Ready to cook for 6-8 hours

 

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the meat is perfectly falling off the bone

 

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Plated and ready to eat. Served with roasted veggies and green beans.