Slow Cooker Beer Braised Short Ribs



Slow Cooker Beer Braised Short Ribs

Ingredients

  • 3 medium onions, cut into wedges
  • 3 pounds bone-in beef short ribs, trimmed of fat
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 12 ounces light beer, (non alcoholic beer)
  • 2 Tbsp brown sugar
  • 2 Tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 2 Tbsp tomato paste
  • 2 tsp dried thyme
  • 2 tsp beef bouillon granules
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 3 Tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup cold water

Instructions

Slow Cooker Short Ribs Instructions

  • Place onions in a 5-quart (or larger) slow cooker; add ribs and bay leaf. Combine the beer, brown sugar, mustard, tomato paste, thyme, bouillon, salt and pepper. Pour over meat. Cover and cook on low for 8-10 hours or until meat is tender.
  • Remove meat and vegetables to a serving platter; keep warm. Discard bay leaf. Skim fat from cooking juices; transfer juices to a small saucepan. Bring liquid to a boil. Combine flour and water until smooth. Gradually stir into the pan. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened.

Instant Pot Short Ribs Instructions

  • Set everything in the Instant Pot and set it for 45 minutes at high pressure, followed by 15 minutes of natural release time for the cooking time. 
  • Remove meat and vegetables to a serving platter; keep warm. Discard bay leaf. Skim fat from cooking juices; transfer juices to a small saucepan. Bring liquid to a boil. Combine flour and water until smooth. Gradually stir into the pan. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened.

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Notes

Weight Watcher’s Nutritional Information – Beef short ribs are very high in fat. Trim as much fat as possible from them before cooking. Use a kitchen scale to measure your portions… 8 ounces (including bone) of beer braised beef short ribs = 14 points

 

Recipe graciously from Christina from ItisaKeeper.com

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