I saw this recipe by Yvonne at StoneGable last year and told myself I wanted
to make it, but then forgot! She recently reposted it and I told myself
this time you are following through!!
This is comfort food for sure!
This is my step by step tutorial of making
this recipe. The Recipe is located on
StoneGable's page here and listed again below.
(Ingredients are: 1 C Dry Red wine, 2/3 C Ketchup, 3 T Soy Sauce, 2 T Worcestershire sauce, 2 Garlic Cloves-pressed, 2 T Dark Brown Sugar, 1 or 2 Large Onions (I used a jumbo sweet) chopped, 2-3 sprigs of Fresh Thyme (3 sticks), Salt and Pepper, Olive Oil, 4 lbs Short Ribs or 2 lbs. Short Ribs and 2 lbs. Cuck Roast (which is how I did mine)
Here we go!
I prepared the garlic and onion...salt and peppered
I browned the short ribs and the roast in 3 steps
and put them right into my slow cooker
as I went along.
Still one more batch of short ribs to go...I've added the sprigs of thyme
As soon as I was done browning the meat I put the onions in the pan- using the
oil left in the pan I cooked them down a bit
Next I tossed in the garlic and stirred it around and
let it blend with the onions for a couple of minutes
I had prepped the wine sauce mixture already and at the last minuteI decided to pour it into the pan so it would heat up, but only for a minute and I already had turned the burner off. This way it also deglazed the pan so the flavor from the pan is grabbed up.
I poured the onion/sauce mix over the meat
and put the lid on and let it cook all day
My counters are made of corian and the last time I used the slow cooker it seemed to heat up the counter an awful lot. This time I put two hot pads down and a cookie sheet and set it on top. I set it for 8 hrs. - low temp.
I roasted carrots and made mashed potatoes. I created this recipe on the spur of the moment. I cleaned up the carrots, chopped up some pecans and sprinkled them over top, added a sprinkling of brown sugar and a sprinkling of allspice, then I melted some butter, and drizzled it over the carrots. I covered and baked at 350 for an hour, then I loosened the foil and let them cook another 20 min.
I enjoyed some coffee in between other things I did that day. I got this coffee cup from Crate & Barrel several years ago. They had these seasonal sets made up each year and I got a coffee mug from their Halloween group and one from their Winter group.
I don't know if they still do that?
It was a cold rainy day and being inside cooking was the ticket!
I also made a spice cake and toasted some coconut
for it. I'm not a cake maker so this is as pretty as it got!
Patience is not my best virtue!
The roasted meat was fabulous. I regret one choice in that I decided at the last minute to make gravy from the liquid in the pot. We didn't like the flavor of it. I recommend just using the liquid from the slower cooker as Yvonne at Stone Gable shows.
This is a link to her recipe page which does include complete instructions and a printable version.
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