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Beef and Lamb Slow Cooker

Slow Cooker BBQ Short Ribs

Boy, oh boy, do I have a recipe for you! These Slow Cooker BBQ Short Ribs are melt-in-your-mouth amazing.

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The Whole Foods in Venice was having a fantastic sale on boneless beef short ribs, so Travis and I knew we couldn’t go home without them. I thought they would be perfect to throw into the slow cooker on Sunday morning and leave to cook all day long. Since summer is in the air, I wanted to give these a BBQ flair as opposed to your typical winter beef slow cooker recipes.

These Slow Cooker BBQ Short Ribs are melt-in-your-mouth amazing. Just 20 minutes of prep and some staple pantry ingredients and you have yourself a delicious meal! // www.littlechefbigappetite.com // Slow Cooker Short RIbs // Slow Cooker Recipe // Slow Cooker Beef // Healthy Slow Cooker Recipe // BBQ Short Ribs // Barbecue Short Ribs

Aside from the short ribs, I had all the remaining ingredients in my fridge and pantry, so hopefully you do, too! After seven hours of cooking at a low temperature, these Slow Cooker BBQ Short Ribs just melt in your mouth. I regretted not buying double the beef because I know we would have enjoyed eating these again and again.

These Slow Cooker BBQ Short Ribs are melt-in-your-mouth amazing. Just 20 minutes of prep and some staple pantry ingredients and you have yourself a delicious meal! // www.littlechefbigappetite.com // Slow Cooker Short RIbs // Slow Cooker Recipe // Slow Cooker Beef // Healthy Slow Cooker Recipe // BBQ Short Ribs // Barbecue Short Ribs

I served these Slow Cooker BBQ Short Ribs with homemade sweet potato fries. It was the perfect Sunday night dinner!

 

Slow Cooker BBQ Short Ribs
 
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Serves: 4-6
Ingredients
  • 2lbs boneless beef short ribs, fat trimmed, seasoned with salt and pepper
  • 2-3 Tablespoons canola oil
  • ⅓ cup ketchup
  • ¼ cup light brown sugar
  • ½ teaspoon chili powder
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon sweet paprika
  • ½ teaspoon dried thyme
  • ⅛ teaspoon cayenne (optional)
  • 1 Tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • ½ Tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 teaspoons mustard
Instructions
  1. Heat a large skillet to medium-high heat. Add one Tablespoon of the canola oil. When the oil is hot, add half of the short ribs to the pan. Brown on all sides (do not cook fully). Once browned, transfer to a plate. Add another Tablespoon of oil to the pan and repeat until all short ribs are browned.
  2. Transfer the short ribs to a slow cooker. In a medium bowl, mix all remaining ingredients (ketchup through mustard). Add the ketchup mixture to the slow cooker with the ribs, making sure to coat all the pieces. Set the slow cooker to low for 7 hours. After 7 hours the ribs will be incredibly tender. Serve with extra sauce from the slow cooker.
 

Poultry

Barbecue Pulled Chicken

I’ve made this pulled chicken for so many people and it always gets rave reviews.

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It’s delicious served on a whole wheat bun or on its own with a side of grilled corn!

Don’t worry about having all of the exact spices on hand. If you need to mix and match a little bit, it’s a really forgiving recipe.

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This recipe makes a lot, but the leftovers are even better the next day!

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Barbecue Pulled Chicken
 
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Serves: 4
Ingredients
Chicken Rub:
  • 2 Tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • ¾ teaspoon cumin
  • ½ teaspoon smoked paprika
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1.5 to 2 lbs boneless, skinless chicken breasts, pounded to even thickness
Sauce:
  • 2 teaspoons canola or vegetable oil
  • ½ cup finely chopped onion (about one small)
  • 1 Tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ⅛ teaspoon ground red pepper
  • ⅔ cup ketchup
  • 2 Tablespoons cider vinegar
  • 1 Tablespoon molasses
  • 1 teaspoon mustard
Instructions
  1. Combine the 7 rub ingredients in a bowl. Rub the mixture evenly over the chicken. Place the chicken on a heated grill pan or cast-iron pan coated with cooking spray. Cook for about 10 minutes or until no longer pink in the middle, flipping the chicken occasionally. Let the chicken stand for a few minutes and then shred it, using two forks.
  2. To prepare the sauce, heat the canola or vegetable oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Add the onion and cook for about 5 minutes or until it is tender. Stir in the brown sugar, chili powder, garlic powder, and ground red pepper. Cook for 30 seconds. Then add the ketchup, cider vinegar, molasses, and mustard. Bring the sauce to a boil and then reduce the heat to a simmer for about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. The sauce will be done when it has thickened, slightly. Lastly, stir in the shredded chicken and cook for about 2 more minutes (until the chicken is heated through).
Notes
*Adapted from Cooking Light.
 

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