It's been a beautiful Spring here in North Texas so far. Kind of rainy, a little flooding, but the grass and trees are bright green and flowers are blooming!
It reminds me that Summer is around the corner and out comes the crockpot; ready for action.
What better dish to throw in the crockpot but Savory Crockpot Shot Ribs? Actually, I've made regular ribs (in the oven) many times, but never have tried making short ribs.
All those braised short rib recipe photos look awesome and I guess I've been hesitant to make them because you usually have to toss them in flour, braise them in a Dutch oven along with wine and other good stuff, and let them cook on the stove top for hours to get that tender texture.
I came up with an easier way to do it with outstanding results.
You can adjust the time if your ribs are thawed out, but it was easier just to throw them in frozen. My crockpot is from the 70's - let's call it 'vintage' to be nice.
I'm dying to get one of those big new pots that has a handle and clip-on top. It would be nice to put a tenderloin in it without standing it on end or cutting it up.
I shouldn't complain, though, because my old crockpot still cooks killer dishes.
These Savory Crockpot Short Ribs are amazing! Tender ribs with a savory, rich sauce. Spoon these out onto a bed of rice or pile of mashed potatoes and you have a restaurant-worthy meal.
There's really nothing like slow cooking meat, especially ribs. Throw it in there, go do whatever it is you do during the day, and your dinner is ready.
Your family will be very impressed. You can throw a little flour on your face so they'll really think you worked hard on these!
- 2 lb short ribs
- 1 C beef broth
- 1 pkg. dry Lipton Onion Soup mix
- ⅓ C Chili Sauce
- ½ teaspoon ground pepper
- 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
- In a small bowl, stir together the beef broth, soup mix, chili sauce, pepper and Worcestershire sauce.
- Place the ribs in the crockpot and pour the sauce over the top.
- Place the lid on and cook on high for 4-6 hours or low for 6-8 hours. Ribs are done when meat starts falling off the bones.
I always use a crockpot liner for easier cleanup. You can find them over by the aluminum foil and plastic bags at the grocery store.
Serve these over whipped mashed potatoes and add a little of that sauce over the top.
I put frozen ribs in and they thawed quickly and cooked great.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 3 Serving Size: 1 serving
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 968Total Fat: 69gSaturated Fat: 30gTrans Fat: 4gUnsaturated Fat: 38gCholesterol: 302mgSodium: 1167mgCarbohydrates: 9gFiber: 1gSugar: 5gProtein: 79g
Nutrition Values are Approximate