Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Slow Cooked Short Ribs


This is the easiest meal you will ever prepare, and certainly one of the most delicious.  You will win the hearts of the beef eaters in your family, so get ready to hear moans of appreciation. The meat is fork tender, intensively flavorful, with a richness that exceeds this simple cut of beef.

I used to prepare this just for Mr. O-P and me, because it was just so easy that it seemed unworthy of being served to company.  Then one night we had a friend over, it was already simmering in the Crockpot, so what could I do but serve it atop a mound of creamy mashed potatoes?  This was three years ago and he is still talking about that meal to this day.  I’ve never written out a recipe for it before – it is that easy --, but having been asked numerous times, here goes.

Slow Cooked Short Ribs

1-2 pounds boneless short ribs
1 package Lipton dry onion soup mix
½ cup brewed coffee, cooled
1 cup red wine (preferably Chianti)

Place short ribs into the bottom of a 2.5 quart Crockpot.  Pour dried onion soup mix over the top, followed by the wine and coffee.  Cover and cook on low for 8 hours.  One hour prior to serving, toss in boiler onions (you can really use as many or as few as you like here).  You may also use whole button mushrooms in place of, or in addition to, the onions.  To make it an entire meal, toss in baby carrots or some tiny potatoes.

Serve to your happy guests.  This recipe may be doubled, tripled, quadrupled, etc.  Just increase the size of your slow cooker.

6 comments:

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Oh, yummy! I have decided that we need to have a blogger colony. You can be the chef, I will do the tablescapes and the cleanup, and other bloggers can paint and create! Wouldn't that be fun???

xo

Sheila

Penny @ The Comforts of Home said...

These sounds really wonderful! I would love it if you could share this on my Tasty Tuesday Link party!
http://www.thecomfortsofhome.blogspot.com/2014/03/tasty-tuesday-1.html

Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

Sounds wonderful and so easy - I like recipes like that. I am going to try it - thanks so much.
Mary

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I'm going to write this one down! We love ribs but usually grill them. I would just love to make these in the oven! Thanks!

Pam Kessler said...

Wow, that looks yummy. My husband loves short ribs, but I never make them. I'll give this a try!

Kathy Shea Mormino said...

Your recipe for short ribs looks delicious, I will have to try them soon. Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop! I hope you’ll join us again next week!

Cheers,
Kathy Shea Mormino
The Chicken Chick
http://www.The-Chicken-Chick.com