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Slow Cooker Fruited Short Ribs
Fall-off-the-bone tender short ribs infused with orange and cherry flavors right in your slow cooker!
Servings: 4 -8
- 4 lbs approx meaty beef short ribs (about 8)
- 1/2 cup dried cherries
- 1 cup orange juice
- 1 tbsp grated orange zest
- 1 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp pepper
- 2 tbsp cornstarch
- 1/4 cup water
- 1 tbsp olive oil
Brown short ribs on all sides in olive oil in large skillet over high heat. Place browned ribs in slow cooker.
Drain off fat from skillet and deglaze the pan with the orange juice. Pour over ribs in slow cooker.
Add the cherries and orange zest to the slow cooker.
Cover and cook on LOW 6-8 hours, HIGH 4-6 hours. Times are approximate since each slow cooker cooks differently.
Remove ribs from slow cooker to serving plate.
Pour juice from slow cooker into a small saucepan; skim off the fat. NOTE--I usually put this in a small bowl and place it in the freezer for about an hour so the fat congeals and can be removed easily. I keep the ribs warm while I do this by placing them back in the slow cooker and setting to warm.
Mix the cornstarch and water. Heat the pan juices until they bubble and stir in cornstarch mixture. Cook 1 minute. Pour over ribs on serving platter.
Serving: 1person | Calories: 2789kcal | Carbohydrates: 87g | Protein: 259g | Fat: 150g | Saturated Fat: 59g | Cholesterol: 781mg | Sodium: 3204mg | Potassium: 5224mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 52g | Vitamin A: 2648IU | Vitamin C: 132mg | Calcium: 188mg | Iron: 30mg