Beef short ribs are the absolute best cut of beef for slow cooking! The most tender and succulent fall apart beef you will ever have, you’d pay top dollar at fine dining restaurants for a plate of these Braised Beef Short Ribs.
Cooked long and slow in a rich red wine sauce, these beef ribs are easy enough for midweek, and most definitely impressive enough for company. (And after you’d tried these, try the BBQ Beef Ribs next!)
The Key to Braised Short Ribs
The key step is after the initial slow cooking, to let the beef short ribs cool and then chill overnight in the refrigerator. This makes it much easier to remove the generous amount of excess fat that ends up solidifying in the chilling process.
The ribs also spend the whole night absorbing the flavor of the stock.
1 cup water
1 cup ketchup
1 (6 ounce) can tomato paste
3/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup vinegar
2 tablespoons prepared mustard
1 tablespoon salt
2 pounds beef back ribs
1-Mix water, ketchup, tomato paste, brown sugar, vinegar, mustard, and salt in a slow cooker, stirring to dissolve brown sugar and salt.
2-Place short ribs into the sauce and stir to coat. Set cooker on Low, cover, and cook for 8 hours.