Easy Guinness Braised Short Ribs

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These Guinness braised short ribs in the slow cooker are decadent and fall off the bone tender. They are perfect to celebrate St. Patrick's Day from home!

Easy Guinness Braised Short Ribs

What better way to celebrate St. Patrick's Day than by cooking with Guinness? These short ribs are fall off the bone tender and look and taste like they were way more difficult to cook than they were! Simply season and sear the meat, and pop it in the slow cooker with the Guinness for eight hours. Serve with my healthy creamy mashed potatoes and a pint of Guinness and you have the greatest feast to celebrate all things Irish!

Do I Need a Slow Cooker to Cook Short Ribs?

Not at all! While my recipe calls for a slow cooker, you can also prepare short ribs in a Dutch oven on the stove or in the oven. To alter my recipe, you would sear your short ribs in a Dutch oven and then pour the Guinness over the ribs. You would then cover it and cook low and slow in the oven for two to two and a half hours at 350F. I recommend using the liquid that is left over after cooking to make the most amazing gravy! Instructions for this are included in the recipe below.

Easy Guinness Braised Short Ribs

What Do I Need to Make Guinness Braised Short Ribs?

While the full recipe instructions are available below, here are some tips when selecting your ingredients for this meal.

  • Short Ribs: For this recipe, you need bone-in beef short ribs. You should be able to find this at your local butcher shop. I kept mine in longer strips, which is fun for presentation at the end. To achieve the juiciest and most tender meat ever, I recommend letting your meat sit at room temperature for approximately ten to fifteen minutes before you start cooking it. Also, do not forget to season your meat with salt and pepper!
  • Guinness: To braise our short ribs, we will need Guinness! Open a room temperature bottle or can of Guinness and pour one and a half cups over the short ribs in the slow cooker. Then, you will set it to cook for eight hours on low and you are done!
  • Gravy: If you want to make the most amazing gravy to top your short ribs with, you will make a roux with some butter and flour. Then, you will slowly whisk in the juices from the slow cooker. You'll also add some low sodium beef broth to the mix. Let it thicken and serve over your short ribs for the most deliciously decadent St. Patrick's Day meal!
Easy Guinness Braised Short Ribs

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Easy Guinness Braised Short Ribs

These Guinness braised short ribs in the slow cooker are decadent and fall off the bone tender. They are perfect to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day from home!

Author:
Kirsten

Ingredients

  • 2lb beef short ribs
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1 + 1/2 cup Guinness draught stout (straight out of the can at room temperature)

Optional Gravy:

  • 1 tsp salted butter
  • 1 tbsp all purpose flour (plus more, as needed)
  • juice from the slow cooker
  • 1/3 cup low sodium beef broth

Instructions

  1. Season your short ribs on all sides. Heat a large skillet on medium-high heat and add oil. Sear the short ribs on all sides, approximately 1-2 minutes per side.
  2. Place the short ribs in a slow cooker and pour the Guinness over the short ribs. Cover and cook on low for 8 hours.
  3. Optional Gravy:
  4. Heat a saucepan over medium heat and melt butter. As soon as the butter is melted, add the flour and whisk it into the butter to make a roux. Let the flour and butter (roux) cook for 1 to 2 minutes, whisking constantly, until it starts to brown. Add the juice from the slow cooker one ladle at a time to the saucepan and whisk with the roux until well combined. Continue this until all of the juice from the slow cooker has been added. Add the beef broth and whisk to combine. Cook another 1 to 2 minutes, until your gravy is thickened to your desired consistency. Pour over your short ribs and enjoy!

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