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Slow-Cooked Spiced Beef Short Ribs

Spice-Braised Short Ribs in a Slow-Cooker

6 - 8

Serves

30 mins

Prep Time

8 hrs

Cook Time

Roz McIntosh

Recipe author

Roz McIntosh

With the help of your slow cooker, transform beef short ribs into a tender cooked and full of flavour dinner that is ideal for cold winter entertaining. The recipe includes a deliciously spiced sauce that is the perfect accompaniment to the beef.


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Barbecue,

Beef,

Special Occasion & Entertaining,

Ingredients

Spiced Short Ribs

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2.4kg quality mark beef short ribs

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4 tsp black peppercorns

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2 Tbsp fennel seeds

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2 Tbsp cumin seeds

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sea salt

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14 star-anise

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12 cloves

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2 cinnamon stick

broken up

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1/2 tsp cayenne pepper

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150g sugar

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200ml red wine vinegar

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80ml soy sauce

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2 Tbsp fresh ginger

grated

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6 garlic cloves

crushed

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1000ml beef stock

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To Serve

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1 red chilli

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1 green chilli

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1 handful fresh coriander leaves

Method

Preparation Steps

Slow Cooker Instructions

For the Sauce

To Serve

1

Cut the rack into single ribs. Season the beef generously with salt.

2

Seal the short ribs, on all sides, on a hot frying pan or BBQ plate. Once sealed, nestle them into a slow cooker and place to one side.

3

Pour the sugar into the frying pan and begin to caramelise it, watching closely to ensure it doesn’t burn.

4

When the sugar begins to caramelise in parts, add the red wine vinegar, soy sauce, ginger and garlic. Bring to the boil.

5

When the sugar is dissolved, add back the toasted spices and pour this liquid over the short ribs.

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