Hello blog world! I have another cozy recipe for you today. Perfect for fall, winter, holidays, sweater-weather, lazy days, days when you want a comforting meal but don’t want to be actively doing a lot of cooking, impressing company, or just any day you want to eat something super delicious, really. So…. every day?
I am a SUCKER for recipes with brown sugar. I add it to savory meals whenever I can get away with it. Don’t ask me why. I don’t have a sweet tooth, but brown sugar… man, that stuff is good.
The brown sugar and the balsamic really does give this meat a perfect glaze and an almost candied effect to the meat that is already so tender it just falls off the bone. MMMM.
WHY didn’t I make more, I am literally making my mouth water talking about it. That’s not an exaggeration, it’s actually real life right now.
- 3 lbs beef ribs
- 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
- 3/4 cup brown sugar
- 15 oz can tomato sauce
- 1 tbs minced garlic
- 1/2 tbs all purpose flour
For the Spice Rub:
- 2 tbs salt
- 1/2 tbs garlic powder
- 1/2 tbs onion powder
- 1 tsp rubbed sage
- 1 tsp rosemary
- 1/2 tsp paprika
- 1/4 tsp ground black pepper
- Heat a tablespoon of olive oil in a pan on medium-high heat.
- Combine the ingredients for the spice rub in a small bowl.
- Rub the ribs with the spice rub ensuring that they are coated entirely.
- Brown the ribs in the pan for 2-3 minutes, flip and brown the other side for another 2 minutes.
- Place ribs in crock pot and add in the balsamic vinegar, brown sugar, tomato sauce and minced garlic.
- Cook on high for 3 hours, turn down to low and cook for 1 more hour.
- In a small bowl, combine the flour and 2 or 3 ladle-fulls of the leftover sauce in the crock pot. Whisk well. Microwave for 30 seconds if necessary and continue to whisk until thick and there are little to no lumps.
- Place meat on a serving platter. Serve with or without bones as most of the meat will have fallen off of the bones. Pour the sauce over the meat.
- Eat that yummy-ness up!
Look at these sweet babies eating mama’s dinner. Corny, but I literally love cooking for my family. My oldest knows it too. When he wants to make his mom happy, he compliments my food 😛
What are your favorite crock pot/slow cooker recipes?
Friday, guess whats coming? I’ll just tell you. Fettucine with pumpkin sauce. *Mouth watering again.*