| I can't seem to stop playing with the slow cooker. Even though I realize they're on the kitchen counters of most home kitchens, I've managed to somehow live life without one.|
I'm still trying to do simple things, while creating easy and tasty foods.
In this case, I did little more than season up a bunch of short ribs, sear them and then throw them into the crock pot with a bunch of BBQ sauce. As they cooked, their own fats and juices were pulled out, where the liquid braised them. The meat completely fell of the bone, resulting in a juicy, tender meat with sweet, spicy and smoky flavors from the spices and sauce. These also refrigerate well and make FANTSTIC leftovers!
Set it and ... forget it!
Note: the short ribs I used were purchased inexpensively from the local grocery store. They were cut into roughly 2 inch cuts, called an "English cut". They seem fairly easy to find, while not being a super common item. A shame, really ... they are excellent!