Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Slow Cooker Braised Short Ribs

I was so happy when my friend Crystal emailed me today. Crystal owns which is a wonderful website with recipes, cooking ideas, menus and much more. Crystal shared this slow cooker recipe with me and I wanted to share it with all of my readers. Thanks Crystal!!

Slow Cooker Braised Short Ribs
Prep Time: 25 minutes.
(Cooking Time: 6-8 hours)

¾ cups flour
½ teaspoon each salt and pepper
1 teaspoon paprika
4-5 beef, boneless short ribs
3 Tablespoons butter
2 Tablespoons olive oil
½ onion, diced
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 (15 ounce) can diced tomatoes
1 Tablespoon brown sugar

Combine flour salt & pepper and paprika in a shallow baking dish or pie plate. Dredge short ribs in flour mixture, coating all sides. Place butter and olive oil in a large skillet and place pan on medium-low heat until butter melts. Lightly shake excess flour off each rib and place ribs in pan. Brown ribs on all sides. Place ribs in bottom of a slow cooker. Without cleaning the skillet, sauté onions and garlic cloves. Drain the liquid from the tomatoes into the skillet and cook for 2-3 minutes or until liquid is reduced. Add tomatoes and sugar to the skillet and stir. Pour the tomato mixture over ribs. Cook on low for 6-8 hours. Serve over rice or pasta.

(Serves 4-6)

Make ahead Tip: This is one of our family favorites and freezes well. I always double the recipe and freeze half.

Thanks again Crystal!!

Audrey :)

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