Slow-Cooker Short Ribs Tips
How long does it take to braise short ribs?
To braise short ribs, allow 6-8 hours in a slow cooker set to low. This will ensure your short ribs are tender.
What goes well with short ribs?
These delicious, homey short ribs go especially well with mashed potatoes. Try our Sunday Dinner Mashed Potatoes
or this flavorful Triple Mash with Horseradish Bread Crumbs
. For a pop of color and flavor, serve these tender-crisp Chive Buttered Carrots
with your short ribs.
How do you tenderize short ribs?
Acidic ingredients like wine or red wine vinegar work hand-in-hand with the slow-cooking process to tenderize these short ribs to perfection. Check out more slow-cooker tips
Are beef ribs and short ribs the same?
While both beef ribs and short ribs are beef, they're not the same cut of meat
. Short ribs are taken from the lower section of rib called the plate rib, just beneath the ribeye area. The high fat content in these ribs creates a very flavorful and tender dish when cooked low and slow.
Should you sear short ribs before slow-cooking?
Most short rib recipes call for you to sear or brown the short ribs in oil or butter for transferring them to the slow cooker. Not only does this help lock in moisture and flavor, but it will also give the ribs a lovely brown sheen you won’t achieve from slow-cooking alone.
How do you store leftover short ribs?
Store short ribs in an air-tight container in the refrigerator for 3-4 days. You can also freeze cooked short ribs in a container or storage bag for up to 2 months. —Catherine Ward, Taste of Home Prep Kitchen Manager, and Mark Hagen, Taste of Home Executive Editor
1 serving (calculated with 1/2 teaspoon salt): 250 calories, 13g fat (5g saturated fat), 55mg cholesterol, 412mg sodium, 12g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 2g fiber), 20g protein.