Ready in 10 hours
This is a delicious Short Rib recipe, with the beef turning meltingly tender...and accompanied by a rich and savory sauce made from the beef drippings. The ribs, a combination of lean meat and fat, are cut from the end of a standing rib roast, and this is what makes them so tasty. This easy crockpot recipe makes an excellent "stick-to-your-ribs" meal, especially for cold weather.
"My husband, daughter and I all loved this. I had never used the crockpot before, and it was so easy! I left out the chili powder, as we don't like very spicy foods, but it was excellent without it. We all thought it tasted like brisket. All we had left over was potatoes, so I think I'll use less next time, and maybe more carrots. I also thought about adding mushrooms, but forgot to do it."- Sharonrb
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Heat olive oil in a 12-inch skillet over medium-high heat until hot. Add ribs to skillet and sprinkle with 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Cook ribs about 10 minutes or until well browned on all sides, turning occasionally.
Meanwhile, place potatoes and carrots in a 5- to 6-quart slow-cooker pot; top with the onion wedges. Transfer ribs to slow cooker on top of vegetables. Discard drippings in skillet.
In a small bowl, combine ketchup, 1/4 cup water, vinegar, paprika, chili powder, mustard, garlic powder, Worcestershire sauce, and salt. Pour mixture over ribs in slow cooker.
Cover slow cooker with lid and cook on low setting as manufacturer directs, 8 to 10 hours (or on high setting 4 to 5 hours) or until meat is fork-tender and falling off the bones.
With tongs, transfer ribs to deep platter; discard bones if you like. With spoon, skim fat from sauce in slow cooker and discard fat. Spoon vegetables and sauce over ribs. Serve immediately with a crusty bread and a green salad.
If a thickened gravy is desired, transfer the juices to a saucepan, skim off fat and simmer for 5 minutes. Combine the cornstarch with 1/4 cup water, stirring until the mixture is smooth. Pour into the simmering juices and cook, stirring, until thickened, about 1-2 minutes.
Makes 6 generous servings.
Cooks Note: You may bake the short ribs in a covered Dutch oven placed in a 325 degree oven for two hours if you don't have a slow cooker.
As with many recipes, this one is even better the next day because the flavors have blended together and if you refrigerate the sauce, the excess fat can be scraped off the top.
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cindypriest 1 year ago
sgrishka 1 year agoLisaAngelina, you may have missed the notes at the end of the recipe but if you refrigerate the sauce after cooking, the excess fat will solidify and can be easily scraped off the top.
LisaAngelina 1 year agoAny good hints on how to skim the fat? It was difficult to do. So we found it way too greasy.
roz6844 1 year ago
Geekosis 1 year agoReally good. I used tomato sauce. Meat fell off the bones. Yummy but needs some zing. Added some spices and more garlic.
Fergiej 1 year agoI really like this one. I used the chuck roast and it was a crowd pleaser or sure. Next time I think I'll punch up the gravy just a bit. A little more chili powder and mustard. Maybe a bit more worchestershire.
HONYDO 2 years agoHad this tonight & my husband & I loved it. I like that it was easy to make. Like everyone else I used the tomato sauce instead of the Ketchup. Will have again & again
tootesfidget 2 years agoVery Good
gretcha1 2 years agoI made loved it, as well as my daughter. I did find the ketchup a little sweet and may try the below suggestions and use tomato sauce instead of ketchup. It was easy and delicious. The meat was tender and juicy! I will make it again!
Ktobolsky 2 years agoAwesome recipe! My husband is usually the cook around here but he loved this dish!! Meat just fell apart! I made it exactly like it called for too :)
Hokieman32 2 years agoThis tastes like a fast food hamburger with all the ketchup. This is not how short ribs should be made.
Jamie2888 2 years agoThis was amazingly good! I used tom sauce instead of ketchup and red wine instead of the vinegar. It's a substantial, delicious meal.
skittlesbite 2 years agoHusband loved them.. Thank you for another delicious recipe
josamda 2 years agoIt came out delicious. My 7 year old granddaughter who hates stewed beef, ate it with "gusto" and asked for seconds and thirds. I read the reviews, and substituted tomato sauce for the ketchup. The meal was absolutely amazing! Thank you,
josamda 2 years agoThis is the first time I have used my NEW handy dandy Slow Cooker. My 7 yr old granddaughter who HATES beef said &quot; wow, my fork likes this meat, it is so soft&quot; we all loved this recipe. I read some reviews and cut the Catsup by 1/2 and used 1/2 BBQ SAUCE. My husband said it was right on in sum it was a big hit ad I will most definitely make it again
rossifer 2 years agoI changed it a little bit. I braised the ribs in tallow and lard, saved the drippings and fat to help with the incredible gravy and left out the ketchup. I think I got the percentage of calories from fat somewhere into the 55-65% range. Fantastic neo-paleo recipe with heart healthy fats from whole foods and all carbs from tubers! This is now my go-to recipe for short ribs.
lphigh2008 2 years agothis recipe was great!!! i changed the ketchup to tomato sauce and added more garlic but the ribs fall right off the bone!
ChrisPlunkett 3 years agoThis was very good. Everyone was right about it being a little sweet. The ribs tasted great but the carrots and potatoes were sweet.
bluemarcelle 3 years agoI modified this recipe just a bit to suit my taste - tomato sauce instead of ketchup, and red wine instead of red wine vinegar. Plus, I more than tripled the amount of garlic powder. It turned out yummy!! Thanks for this easy and awesome recipe!
SHarvey30 3 years agoThis was good, but could be enhanced a bit. Next time I will cut back on the ketchup. I agree with an earlier review that BBQ could be worked in. It is great to have the complete meal ready at once. Will try again