Sunday, November 18, 2012


 We are starting our 4th day of 20° weather combined with non-stop wind gusts up to 50 mph... cold wind that goes right through your bones...that means it is definitely crockpot time.

I found this recipe on and picky-picky husband gave it two thumbs up this evening. It smelled wonderful cooking all afternoon and we are already envisioning hot sandwiches with the leftovers. The meat was fork tender in 6 hours and the sauce thickened itself to a wonderful consistency. This is a great winter recipe.


2½ pounds boneless beef short ribs
1/3 cup flour
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper

Mix the flour, salt and pepper and coat the boneless short ribs with it. Brown the meat in
1/4 cup of butter then put them in the crockpot.

In the same frying  pan, mix:
1 cup chopped onion
1 cup beef broth
3/4 cup red wine vinegar
3/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup chili sauce (I used Heinz Chili sauce)
2 tablespoons ketchup
2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
1 teaspoon chili powder
2 tablespoons minced garlic (see note)

Bring to a boil then poor it over the meat in the crockpot.  Cover and cook on LOW for 9 hours Warning, this HAS to be a mistake). I know all crockpots are different, but our ribs were fork tender in 6 hours, so keep that in mind.

NOTE: Hubby is allergic to garlic, so I left it out.