Thursday, October 24, 2013

Slow-Braised Crock Pot Beef Ribs

Developed August, 2013 by Laura. Beefy, savory, tender.
3 lbs lean center-cut beef ribs
1/4 c bacon fat (or other oil)
1 large onion, sliced
4 cloves garlic, chopped
1-1/2 c mellow red table wine
1/4 c soy sauce
1/8 to 1/4 c brown sugar, depending on desired sweetness
1 t salt
1 t ground black pepper
Remove membrane, scrape away excess fat, and cut ribs apart. Heat fat in a large, heavy skillet (cast iron is ideal) over medium heat. Sauté ribs on all sides until browned.  Remove ribs to crock pot, and add onion and garlic to skillet and sauté until translucent.  Transfer onion and garlic to crock pot on top of the ribs. In a bowl, mix the remaining ingredients and pour over ribs. Cook covered in crock pot on high for 3-1/2 hours.  Reduce heat to low for another hour or until tender.  Serve on bed of wide egg noodles.