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Dec 21, 2009 08:09 AM

Short ribs - need recipe ideas that don't involve bbq!

Hello all

I live in an apartment with no access to a bbq and was wondering if anyone had recipe ideas on how to cook short ribs via stove top or oven. I also have a crock pot (slow cooker) as well. I'm more familiar with doing these bad boys on the bbq after marinating them and rubbing them with some garlic perhaps. Any ideas/suggestions are welcome!

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  1. You have three options.....braise in one of the following:


    You could technically braise with other liquids, but I don't think they will come out very good. Sweet or bland is not my thing.

    Use your favorite aromatics and.or tomatoes.

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    1. re: fourunder

      Sweet and bland are really my thing either so thank you for the suggestions!

    2. browned and braised with winter root vegetables in a good broth. Very comfy winter food.

      1. My go to recipe for short ribs is from "Chuck's Day Off". It uses red wine, beets, cinnamon garlic ...lots of flavour. I puree the beets to give thicker sauce and cook it in a dutch oven but you could try your slow cooker.

        Here's the link:

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        1. re: tearingmonkey

          Great thank you for the link. I wouldn't have thought of combining beets with cinnamon garlic so I will be interested to give that idea a try!

        2. it's super easy to braise them all day in the slow cooker covered in BBQ sauce. Not fancy, but super tasty.

          1. Thank you for all the suggestions everyone! I'm sure the ribs will turn out great.