I know, I know, you can’t believe I never owned a crockpot! True! Reason why? I am afraid to leave it on when I am not home. I finally decided to get one because everyone who owns one loves it! I wanted in on this love of delicious crockpot cooked foods. Well, I am sold! Once done cooking, these ribs were literally falling apart off the fork-wow!!! Here is my first crockpot meal!
- 2 to 2 1/2 lbs boneless beef short ribs
- 4 T. butter
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon pepper
- 1/4 cup cornstarch
- 1/2 cup red wine
- 1 large onion, chopped (about 1 cup)
- 1 cup beef broth
- 1/4 cup red wine vinegar (I was out of it so used 2T. red wine and 2T. white vinegar)
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 3 cloves garlic, crushed
- 1 teaspoon chili powder
- a few mushrooms
Place cornstarch, salt and pepper in ziploc. Add boneless ribs to coat and then brown in a skillet in the butter until browned on both sides. Place ribs in crockpot. To the skillet, add the onions and cook a few minutes. Add the wine, broth, vinegar, mushrooms. Stir in sugar, garlic and chili powder. Bring to a boil and pour over the ribs. Cook on high 5 hours. Remove fat from sauce.
To thicken sauce, pour it into a pot. Combine 2T. cornstarch and 2T. water and add to sauce. Let boil until thick. (*note, I also added about a cup of beef broth and a few Tablespoons of cognac. Then I strained the gravy)
I shredded the ribs and served them on udi’s gluten free rolls with onion and avocado!!!
Adpated from Hey, Mom! What’s for Dinner?