Maple Bourbon Crockpot Short Ribs
March 16, 2023 • 0 comments
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
- (3lbs) Beef Short Ribs
- (1 Tbsp) 1 quart - A2/A2 Ghee (Glass)
- (1/2 cup) Maple Syrup, 1 quart (Glass)
- (3/4 cup) Bourbon
- (3 cups) Beef Broth
- (2 Tbsp) Tomato Paste
- (1 Tbsp) Worcestershire Sauce
- (2-3 Tbsp, diced) 1lb - Red Onions
- (2-4 cloves, minced) 8oz - White Garlic
- (1 Tbsp fresh, minced) Thyme
- (1 Tbsp fresh, minced) Sage
- (to taste) Salt & Pepper
- Season short ribs with salt and pepper and allow to become room temperature before browning (30-45mins).
- 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).
- You may need to so this in batches depending on the size of your skillet.
- 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.
- Add the garlic, stirring constantly, until fragrant, about 1-2 minutes.
- Add the maple syrup and bourbon and scrape the bottom of pan to deglaze.
- Cook liquid until reduced by half, about 3 to 4 minutes.
- Stir in the beef broth, tomato paste, herbs, and Worcestershire sauce.
- Cook for a few minutes until combined and transfer all the liquid to a crock pot.
- Add the short ribs to the sauce and set temperature to low.
- The ribs should be almost completely covered with the liquid. Add a bit more broth if needed.
- Cook on low for 6-8 hours or until tender.
- 2/3 cup Maple Syrup
- 2 tbsp Worcestershire Sauce
- Salt and Pepper, to taste
- 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.
- Divide among plates and drizzle the glaze over the ribs. Serve and enjoy right away.
- 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