Cooking with Beer: Snowboarder Porter Slow Cooker Short Ribs
Our friends at Caboose Spices knocked it out of the park again with this recipe! This easy beef short ribs recipe fuses the flavors of Korean BBQ and beer-braised short ribs for a bright, fresh spin on this classic comfort food, featuring Old No. 1 Universal BBQ Rub and our very own Snowboarder Porter.
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SLOW COOKER BEER-BRAISED ASIAN STYLE SHORT RIBS
Prep Time: 5 minutes + 4-12 hours marinating time
Cook Time: 55 minutes pressure cooker/4-8 hours slow cooker
Yields: 8 servings
- 4-5 lbs beef short ribs
- Old No. 1 Universal BBQ Blend
- 1/4 cup rice vinegar
- 1/4 cup soy sauce*
- 1 12-oz can of Boise Brewing Snowboarder Porter* ** (make sure to have additional cans available to enjoy with your meal!)
- 4 garlic cloves, crushed
- 1 tbsp sesame oil
- 2 tbsp cornstarch
- honey (for drizzling)
Season short ribs with Old No. 1 until all surfaces are covered. Place them in a ziplock bag with the rice vinegar, soy sauce*, Snowboarder Porter* **, sesame oil, and garlic cloves. Marinate for at least 4 hours or overnight, turning once.
Dump entire bag of ribs and marinade, into pressure cooker or slow cooker. Set pressure cooker to high and cook for 45 minutes. If using a slow cooker, cook on high for 4 hours or low for 7-8 hours.
When ribs are done, set oven to broil. Remove the short ribs to a baking sheet.
Pour juices from slow cooker or pressure cooker through a strainer into a gravy separator. Allow fat to separate from juices.
Brush short ribs with honey. Place under broiler for 5-7 minutes, until honey starts to caramelize.
While ribs are under the broiler, pour juices into a medium saucepan. Whisk cornstarch into 1/4 cup cold water. Pour cornstarch mixture into the saucepan with the juices and heat over medium high heat. When mixture comes to a boil, turn heat to low. Simmer until sauce is thickened, about 5 minutes.
Serve sauced ribs over steamed rice with kimchi.
Beer: Obviously Snowboarder Porter is not gluten free, but there are some good gluten-free beers around, like Ground Breaker Dark Ale with similar notes of chocolate and caramel. Check your local Whole Foods or natural grocery store.
Soy Sauce: Substitute an equal amount of coconut aminos for the soy sauce.
Cornstarch: Cornstarch is generally gluten free. However, try a brand that is gluten free, such as Bob’s Red Mill(produced in a dedicated facility) to avoid cross-contamination issues.
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