So Short Ribs are another one of those cuts of meats that I have always been afraid of. Many of my friends have been talking about short ribs, though, this winter that I had to give them a try. My plan was to make bone-in ribs, but Whole Foods didn’t have any so I went for boneless. Honestly, they were so damn good, I am not sure which ones to buy next. My kids do like eating off of the bone, particularly because they can use their hands, but I am less into that. The meat on these ribs was so tender, you literally broke off pieces with your fork. Just unbelievable.
The best thing about making this recipe is that I used my new crockpot. http://www.williams-sonoma.com/products/breville-slow-cooker-with-easy-sear/?pkey=cbreville-slow-cookers&cm_src=breville-slow-cookers||NoFacet-_-NoFacet-_–_- I have been dying for a crockpot that you can sear in or brown in and then cook in right afterwards. I really hate doing dishes, which is kind of an issue with my chosen career, so to be able to cut down on the dish load by having a versatile crock pot is key! I had a coupon, a free shipping code and a gift card from my dear friend Scott so when all was said and done, it cost me about $5. Woo Hoo!
Besides the taste, the second best thing about this recipe is how easy it is. It is literally a no brainer!!!!! Here is what you do:
Barbecue Boneless Short Ribs
Prep Time: 20 minutes, including making the sauce
Cook Time: 6 – 8 hours on low
- 5 + pounds of boneless short ribs, trimmed of the fat
- 1 batch of my new and improved barbecue sauce
- Prepare barbecue sauce according to instructions. There will likely be excess so you can save in a mason jar in the fridge for another use. (It will last at least a few weeks!)
- Take out your crockpot and set it to low.
- Trim the ribs of all visible fat.
- Sear the ribs on each side well in a large frying pan with a tiny bit of olive oil if needed.
- Transfer ribs to crockpot.
- Cover ribs with barbecue sauce. They should be just fully covered in the sauce but not drowning in it.
- Cook ribs for 6 – 8 hours depending on when you are ready to eat and how hot your crockpot runs.
- I served these with mashed sweet potatoes and LOVED the savory/sweet combination!