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Maple Bourbon Crockpot Short Ribs

March 16, 2023 • 0 comments

Maple Bourbon Crockpot Short Ribs
Meaty and tender short ribs braised in bourbon, sweet maple syrup, herbs and drizzled with a mouthwatering thick maple glaze!
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  • Servings: 6



  1. Season short ribs with salt and pepper and allow to become room temperature before browning (30-45mins).
  2. Heat 1 Tbsp ghee or tallow in a skillet. Add the short ribs and sear until browned on all sides (4 to 5 minutes per side). 
  3. You may need to so this in batches depending on the size of your skillet. 
  4. Once complete, transfer the browned ribs to a dish and set aside.
    Reduce heat to medium and add the onion to the drippings in the skillet. Cook, stirring occasionally, until soft and translucent, about 5-6 minutes. 
  5. Add the garlic, stirring constantly, until fragrant, about 1-2 minutes. 
  6. Add the maple syrup and bourbon and scrape the bottom of pan to deglaze. 
  7. Cook liquid until reduced by half, about 3 to 4 minutes. 
  8. Stir in the beef broth, tomato paste, herbs, and Worcestershire sauce. 
  9. Cook for a few minutes until combined and transfer all the liquid to a crock pot. 
  10. Add the short ribs to the sauce and set temperature to low. 
  11. The ribs should be almost completely covered with the  liquid. Add a bit more broth if needed. 
  12. Cook on low for 6-8 hours or until tender. 

Glaze Ingredients

  • 2/3 cup Maple Syrup
  •  2 tbsp Worcestershire Sauce
  • Salt and Pepper, to taste

Glaze Instructions

  1. Combine the maple syrup and Worcestershire sauce in a small saucepan and bring to a boil. Stir until reduced to a thick glaze, about 5-6 minutes and add a pinch of salt.
  2. Divide among plates and drizzle the glaze over the ribs. Serve and enjoy right away. 
  3. Optional Step- Add the ribs with sauce under the broiler for a few minutes. This will allow the sauce to caramelize leaving a yummy crust.


The bourbon will burn off during the long cooking process leaving a mild, smokey flavor that pairs beautifully with the sweet maple syrup.

    Side Dish Suggestions

    Mashed potatoes, pureed veggies, roasted veggies, mushrooms or potato wedge

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