Did you ever wake up in the morning immediately craving a certain food? Well, this is a pretty regular occurrence in my life.
A few Sundays ago, within minutes of opening my eyes, I was thinking about short ribs. Thick, savory, slow-cooked short ribs with meat so tender it easily falls off the bone and melts in your mouth. I had yet to have a sip of coffee or consider breakfast (or even emerge from under the covers, for that matter), but I was already anxiously anticipating dinner.
I’ve tried a number a good recipes for slow cooked short ribs, but I’ve never found one that was truly great. You know, that one recipe that becomes your go-to, the one you happily share with anyone who asks, and the one you ultimately make so many times you come to know it by heart. I flipped through a stack of cookbooks, hoping to find that one recipe, but nothing jumped out at me. So, I turned my search to my favorite food blogs…surely, in the middle of winter, I could count on my fellow bloggers to share the eye catching short rib recipe I was looking for.
Truth be told, I wasn’t entirely sure what I was looking for in this perfect slow cooker short rib recipe I held on a pedestal (although still had yet to find), but I was sure I’d know it when I saw it. Finally, as I scanned a recently published recipe from Eat, Live, Run, I knew it had all the elements I was looking for. And, I knew if my short ribs tasted anything like Jenna’s enticing photos, I was bound to have an amazing dinner in my future.
These short ribs were the epitome of what I envisioned when I woke that morning! Succulent chunks of tender meat perfectly lacquered with rich sauce, that effortlessly fell off the bone and practically melted in my mouth. As much as I was in love with the meat, I was possibly even more enamored with the sauce! It was hearty, rich and luxurious, and I never wanted it to end. While this recipes makes an ideal amount of sauce to accompany the short ribs, I will likely modify the recipe next time to have a bit extra.