Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Coca-Cola Short Ribs

I am not a soda drinker, but Mr. O-P loved it. So much so, that, when he passed away, I was left with a refrigerator full of cans of soda of various varieties. Because I don't drink it, and hesitate to offer it to the frequent young people I have visiting, I decided the best way to use it was to cook with it.

It's surprising how many different varieties of sodas are used in cooking. In the past I've made Root Beer Pulled Pork, 7-Up Biscuits, Coca-Cola Meatloaf, Coca-Cola Cake, and today I made the most flavorful and tender short ribs on the planet using, once again, a can of Coke.

This recipe could not be simpler. Essentially, 1 to 2 pounds of short ribs are put into the bottom of a crockpot, a bag of dry onion soup mix is sprinkled on top, and then you pour a can of Coca-Cola over it. That's it, just let it hang out on low all day long, enjoy the aroma as it wafts through the house, and wait until dinner.

During the last hour of cooking, because I wanted my entire meal in the crockpot, I threw in a handful of
Melissa's Baby Dutch Yellow Potatoes, mushrooms, quartered onions, and baby carrots. That's all I did, and I had an excellent meal.

If you need a printable recipe, I'll do my best to provide you with one below. Really, though, this is one that can just be committed to memory.

Coca-Cola Short Ribs

1 to 2 pounds boneless short ribs
1 packet Lipton Dry Onion Soup Mix
1 12-oz. can Coca-Cola (NOT diet)
Various Vegetables to your liking

  Place short ribs into the bottom of the slow cooker. Sprinkle onion soup mix on top, and cover all with the Coca-Cola. Set crockpot to “low,” and cook until tender, 6 to 7 hours. During the last hour of cooking, add vegetables (potatoes, carrots, onions, mushrooms, or anything to your liking). When vegetables are fork tender, serve.


Alycia Nichols said...

Oh, mercy!!!!!!!!!!!!! I could just MARRY this food!!!!!!!!!! It's difficult to find short ribs here in the Kansas City area. We're KNOWN for our beef here, but it's hard to find short ribs!!!! What the what??!?!??!!?!!?!?

This looks like heaven!

Pinky at Designs by Pinky said...

I am going to the store in awhile so I am going to look for short ribs!!! OMGoodness, this sounds delicious!!!!!!!!!! I can't wait to try it!!! Thanks!

Chloe Crabtree said...

There are so many great Coca-cola recipes, I know there is a cake that is wonderful. This is one I have not seen or used before. I know my hubby would love it, even though he isn't a cola drinker, he loves short ribs! Thanks so much for sharing at Celebrate Your Story!

annies home said...

this is a great recipe one that I could easily make up for the family. Such an easy ingredient list and directions. Thanks for sharing
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Miz Helen said...

We love Short Ribs, these look delicious. Thanks so much for sharing your awesome recipe with Full Plate Thursday. Hope you have a fantastic weekend and come back soon!
Miz Helen