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Slow Cooker Short Ribs

 Slow Cooker Short Ribs
These ribs are an easy alternative to traditionally braised short ribs—you don't need to pay any attention to them once you get them in the slow cooker. —Rebekah Beyer, Sabetha, Kansas
6 ServingsPrep: 30 min. Cook: 6-1/4 hours

Ingredients

  • 3 pounds bone-in beef short ribs
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 4 medium carrots, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 cup beef broth
  • 4 fresh thyme sprigs
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 large onions, cut into 1/2-inch wedges
  • 6 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 2 cups dry red wine or beef broth
  • 4 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 3 tablespoons cold water
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Directions

  • Sprinkle ribs with 1/2 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, broth,
  • thyme and bay leaf to ribs.
  • 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,

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Slow Cooker Short Ribs (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • on low 6-8 hours or until meat is tender.
  • 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.
  • Serve with ribs and vegetables. Yield: 6 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (calculated without additional salt) equals 250 calories, 13 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 55 mg cholesterol, 412 mg sodium, 12 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 20 g protein.
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