Saturday, July 26, 2014

Slow Cooker/Crock Pot Boneless Beef Chuck Short Ribs

Today was a busy day. It was bright and sunny but hot. We ran a number of errands and bought the last of our supplies for our tile installer to begin our kitchen backsplash installation early tomorrow morning. He will install the tile and seal it once tomorrow and then return Monday to do the grouting and seal it again. We had a hard time finding enough of our mosaic border but one of my sons was able to find it at a location near where he works across town so he picked it up a few days ago and brought it to us this afternoon. We are nearing the home stretch of the kitchen renovation and I am ready for it to be over. I'll just have a little painting to do after the tile work is done.

Yesterday I made Slow Cooker Boneless Beef Chuck Short Ribs in the crock pot and cooked them overnight the night before. Rather than brown them in a pan on the stove before placing in the crock pot, I grilled them to brown them and give them some flavor. I refrigerated them when I came home for lunch yesterday so I just needed to reheat them for dinner this evening. For our veggie, I made a simple saute of onions, yellow summer squash, and fresh tomatoes on the stove in a large pan. I don't ever add water when I cook squash because I think it makes it squeaky when you chew it. I just saute it in a bit of olive oil and butter. I seasoned it with salt and pepper and then just topped it with shaved Parmesan cheese to melt on top before serving. I will use the leftover ribs to make shredded beef sandwiches with. I snapped a quick photo of my easy peasy dinner below. You can find the recipe here: Slow Cooker Boneless Beef Chuck Ribs. Enjoy!


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