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Author Notes: It took two crock pots for us to make the full 6 lbs this recipe makes, which served my mom, step dad, stepbrother and (then) boyfriend with 2 small portions left over. If you need to buy a slow cooker, I recommend at *least* a 7-qt. I used a B.C. Pinot Noir for this. —Sarah
Makes 6 lbs
- 1/4 cup flour
- 1/2 tablespoon salt
- 1 teaspoon pepper
- 6 pounds bone-in beef short ribs
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 3 large Vidalia onions
- 16 ounces sliced button mushrooms
- 1 cup full bodied red wine
- 1 cup chili sauce
- 3 tablespoons dark brown sugar
- 3 tablespoons red wine vinegar
- 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
- 1 teaspoon dry mustard
- 1 tablespoon chili powder
- Combine flour, salt and pepper. Dredge ribs in the mixture, shaking off excess.
- Heat oil in a large saute pan, brown ribs on all sides and remove them to the crockpot (for this amount we need two), pouring off excess fat.
- Add onions and mushrooms to the crockpot.
- In a bowl, whisk together remaining ingredients.
- Pour over ribs in the pots, cover and cook 8 hours on LOW.
- After 8 hours, turn control to HI and uncover. Cook 15 - 20 minutes, until condensed to your liking.
- This recipe was entered in the contest for Your Best Short Ribs