Sunday is a great day for the slow cooker. Especially a warm day like today when you just NEED to be outside! Throw your stuff in and it’s ready when you get home! I served this meal with mashed cauliflower instead of the recommended mashed potatoes to keep it Paleo. It turned out really yummy!
3 lbs. bone-in beef short ribs
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
1 tbsp olive oil
4 medium carrots, cut into 1-inch pieces
1 cup beef broth
4 fresh thyme springs
1 bay leaf
2 large onions, cut into 1/2-inch wedges
6 garlic cloves, minced
1 tbsp tomato paste
2 cups dry red wine
4 tbsp arrow root
3 tbsp cold water
Salt and pepper to taste
Sprinkle ribs with salt and pepper. In a large skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Brown ribs in batches on all sides; transfer to slow cooker. Add carrots, broth, thyme, and a bay leaf.
Add onions to the same skillet; cook and stir over medium heat 8 minutes or until tender. Add garlic and tomato paste and cook 1 more minute. Stir in wine , bring to a boil and cook 10 minutes until liquid is reduced by half. Add to slow cooker. Cook, covered on low for 8 hours or until meat is tender.
Remove beef and vegetables; keep warm. Transfer cooking juices to a small sauce pan. Discard thyme and bay leaf. Bring juices to a boil. Mix the arrow root and water until smooth; gradually stir into the pan. Return to a boil; cook and stir 1-2 minutes or until thickened. Season with salt and pepper. Serve ribs and vegetables over mashed cauliflower with gravy.
This is a nice hearty meal that is great for a weekend any time of the year! This recipe is adapted from the Feb/March 2014 issue of Taste of Home magazine. Happy cooking!