Sunday nights are pretty brutal – not only is your weekend over, but in like 12 hours, you’ll be starting another work week – a 5-day one at that.  Ick.  AND when you realize that you are not in fact $540 million dollars richer, as you had intended to be when you returned to work on Monday, well it’s just that extra punch in the stomach. 

BUT a delicious Sunday dinner can make all the difference in the world, and let me tell you, this short rib recipe I found on Eat Yourself Skinny did NOT disappoint.  Ironically though, it’s not exactly a skinny recipe haha.  Leave it to me to go to a healthy blog and find the one non-good for you recipe they have.  But I figured a) it’s the last night of the weekend and b) we didn’t win the lottery, so Dave and I deserve a special treat 🙂

So here it is kids – Slow-Cooked Short Ribs – a meal that takes 8-9 hours to be ready, but is worth the wait, so much so that Dave had seconds! He never does that! It’s got a little bite to it, but it’s sweet at the same time – paired with Garlic Mashed potatoes and grilled asparagus, I don’t mind the food coma feeling this Monday morning.  The only part I left out was the Worcestershire sauce.  You know when you imagine something in your cabinet and then you go to get it and it’s not there? Yeah, that was the W. sauce for me – still amazing flavor though, and I’m sure the W. sauce would enhance it even more.


Slow Cooked Short Ribs
 4 pounds beef short ribs (taste better bone in)
1 large onion, chopped
1 1/2 cups beef broth
3/4 cup red wine vinegar
3/4 packed brown sugar
1/2 cup chili sauce (I used the Garlic flavored kind)
1/3 cup ketchup
1/3 cup Worcestershire sauce
5 cloves garlic, minced
1 1/2 tsp. chili powder
2 Tbsp. cornstarch (for thickening)
1/4 cup BBQ sauce of your choice
Salt and pepper to taste
1)  Start by trimming most of the fat off of the short ribs and season with salt and pepper.

Lookin’ a little chunky short ribs

I wish I could do this to my thighs

Lookin’ good short ribs! You guys been workin’ out?

2)  Add all ingredients together in a large mixing bowl, except short ribs.
3) Arrange short ribs in the slow cooker and pour the mixture of ingredients over the short ribs. 
4)  Set slow cooker on a low setting for about 8 to 9 hours.

tick toc

 5) You waited this long, now go eat!!!!