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Slow Cooked, Summer Ribs in Red Wine

Here’s a spectacular, summertime recipe for slow cookers & Crock Pots–an alternative to firing up the grill on a hot day. With just a few minutes of prep time (followed by 8 hours simmering in a slow cooker) you can prepare a delicious mix of red wine and flavorful ribs that seem to melt in your mouth! All you need are 2 or 3 pounds of boneless short ribs, 4 tablespoons of flour, 2 tablespoons of olive oil, 2 packets of brown gravy mix, 3/4 cup beef broth, 3/4 to 1 cup red wine, 1 1/2 teaspoons of your favorite meat seasoning, and 1 cup of freshly-chopped onion (white).

slow cooked ribs with red wine sauce and onions

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Combine your favorite meat seasoning with the flour. Mix well! Thoroughly coat the ribs with the flour mixture, then heat them on medium in a pan coated with the olive oil until all sides turn a light brown. Next, move the ribs to your slow cooker and top them with the chopped onion. In a bowl, mix together the brown gravy mix and beef broth. Cover the ribs with it. Finally, pour your favorite red wine evenly over the ribs! (Dry reds tend to go better with this dish.) Cover your slow cooker, letting the ribs sit cooking for 8 hours. Serve with potatoes, corn on the cob, or other farm-fresh veggies. And since the ribs take a while to cook, why not preserve the remaining wine and serve it with the meal?  Consider using The Keeper Wine Preservation System for short-term open bottle storage. Enjoy!

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