Slow Cooker Braised Short Ribs

Cooking for Kids

My nanny family said this recipe was best meat dish they ever had last night. It is so tender and flavorful.The family doesn’t even like sweet potato but the sweet potatoes flavors the cooking liquid perfectly. I just used pre-crushed garlic bought at grocery store and ground cinnamon instead of a cinnamon stick. I always spray my slow Cooker with a little vegetable oil spray so the ingredients don’t stick to the sides. I found the recipe in CROCK-POT® the Original Slow Cooker Recipe Collection. Here is what to do:

You Will Need:

3 pounds bone-in beef short ribs, trimmed
1 teaspoon ground cumin, divided
Salt
Black pepper
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 medium onions, halved and thinly sliced
10 cloves garlic, thinly slices
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
2 tablespoons honey
I cinnamon stick
2 star anise pods
2 large sweet potatoes, peeled and. It into 3/4-inch cubes
1 cup beef broth

What to Do:

1. Season ribs with 1/2 teaspoon cumin, salt and pepper. Heat oil in large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook ribs about 8 minutes or until browned, turning occasionally. Remove ribs to a large plate.

2. Heat the same skilled over medium heat. Add onions and garlic; cook 12 to 14 minutes or until the onions are lightly browned. Stir in vinegar; cook one minute. Add remaining 1/2 teaspoon cumin, honey, cinnamon stick and star anise; cook and stir 30 seconds. Remove mixture to Crock-Pot Slow CookerEdit. Stir in sweet potatoes; top with ribs. Pour in broth.

3. Cover; cook on low 8 to 9 hours or until meat is falling of the bones. Turn off the heat. Remove and discard bones from ribs. Remove and discard cinnamon stick and star anise. Let cooking liquid stand 5 to 10 minutes. Skim off and discard fat. Serve meat with cooking liquid and vegetables.

Makes 4 servings

References:

CROCK-POT® the Original Slow Cooker Recipe Collection

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