Perfect cold weather food, football food, comfort food, dude food- Short Ribs. This recipe is a crowd pleaser, and it is so easy that I don’t even have precise blueprint measurements. It’s hard to mess this one up. Ready to try it?
Beef Short Ribs (loosely plan on about 3 per man, 2 per woman, and leftovers are heaven-sent so plan for them…)
3-4 Yellow Onions, sliced thinly (they reduce, so use more than you think)
2 cans of Guinness Beer
A slow cooker (I have a large one, if you have a smaller one, you may adjust contents to fit accordingly)
That’s it. Easy and delicious. And you can get back to work or go have fun.
Season with salt & pepper and lightly flour the short ribs, brown in a skillet, place in the bottom of your slow cooker. *Browning is rumored to be about sealing in moisture, but it is all about flavor, it makes a difference. It will also cook off some of the fat prior to the crock pot cooking.
Then pour off some of the fat from the skillet, brown the onions in the same skillet until they reach that rich caramelized color. Season with salt and pepper along the way.
Place on top of the short ribs in the slow cooker. Then pour the 2 cans of Guinness Draught (in the black cans) over the top, set the crock pot timer for 4 hours, and go enjoy your day. Great served over mashed potatoes. This is a good make-ahead recipe- equally delicious (possibly more) the next day.
Bonus idea: serve as a starter- Mini Braised Short Rib Tacos (add a little cheese, we used drunken goat- delicious):
This recipe originally came from a fabulous cook, who is also the trainer cited in the blogger butt post. See, it is possible to live in perfect moderation and balance. Either that, or this recipe is just job security for Mark the trainer… Thank you Mark for sharing, we have had numerous good Braised Short Rib meals because of you and now our readers will too.