Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Slow Cooker Korean Short Ribs with Noodles

When the constantly changing schedules in my household force a switch in our dinner plans, the results can be extra-delicious.

My kids ended up having a full day of activities when I had hoped to make this slow cooker recipe, so I let the meat marinate another day. That led to super-tender beef full of tangy flavor.

This recipe uses short ribs, which do well in the slow cooker. But while short ribs are nicely marbleized, they can also carry a lot of extra fat. I like to trim off as much as possible. This doesn't affect the taste and can really cut down on the grease.

To add more veggies and color, I spiralized a few carrots and tossed them into the hot water during the last 2 minutes the noodles were cooking. We'll definitely be making this again soon!

Mangia! Mangia!

Slow Cooker Korean Short Ribs with Noodles
Inspired by a recipe from Kroger

4 pounds beef short ribs, trimmed
1 cup Hoisin sauce
1 cup low sodium soy sauce
3 tablespoons brown sugar
4 cloves of garlic, minced
4 tablespoons fresh ginger, grated
4 tablespoons sesame oil
12 green onions, cut into 1 inch pieces

For serving:
Cooked rice noodles
(Optional: Add spiralized carrots to the pot during the last 2 minutes of noodle cooking.)
Chopped green onions
1 lime, sliced into wedges

In a large container with a lid, combine and mix together Hoisin sauce, soy sauce, sugar, garlic, ginger, sesame oil and green onions. Add short ribs and stir to coat. Seal with lid and marinate in refrigerator overnight or for 24 hours.

When ready to cook, place short ribs and marinade in a 6-quart or larger slow cooker. Cook on high for about 8 hours or until meat begins to fall apart.

Using a slotted spoon, remove short ribs from slow cooker to a plate. Separate meat from the bones and shred the beef.

Pile noodles onto a platter. Top with shredded beef. Add a little sauce from the slow cooker to the beef if desired. Top with chopped green onions. Serve with lime wedges.

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