Slow Cooker Barbecue Beef Short Ribs

4 to 6 medium potatoes, peeled and cut in 2-inch chunks
1 cup baby carrots
1 large onion, cut into 8 to 12 wedges
3 1/2 pounds beef short ribs or beef chuck pot roast cut in chunks
1 cup ketchup
1/4 cup water
1/4 cup red wine vinegar
1 tablespoon paprika, regular or smoked paprika
1 teaspoon chili powder
1/2 teaspoon dry mustard
dash garlic powder
1 teaspoon worcestershire sauce
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1 tablespoon cornstarch
1/4 cup water

Put the potatoes and carrots in a large slow cooker; top with the onion wedges then the beef. Combine the ketchup, 1/4 cup water, vinegar, paprika, chili powder, mustard, garlic powder, Worcestershire sauce, and salt. Pour over the beef. Cover and cook on LOW for 8 to 10 hours, or HIGH for 4 to 5 hours.
Transfer the juices to a saucepan and simmer for 5 minutes. Combine the cornstarch with 1/4 cup water, stirring until the mixture is smooth. Pour into the simmering juices and cook, stirring, until thickened, about 1 minutes. Serve the beef and vegetables with the thickened sauce.
Serves 4 to 6.

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