Sunday, September 12, 2010

Tomato Meat Sauce in a Crock Pot

Ingredients:  Beef Short Ribs, (1) 28 ounce crushed tomatoes, 1 can tomato paste, a couple of fresh tomatoes, red wine, beef stock, 1 onion, garlic, salt & pepper, olive oil and spice blend.

Spice Blend: savory, oregano, garlic granules, onion granules, bay leaves, rosemary, salt & pepper.

In a large slow cooker crock place about  tablespoons of olive oil.  Then add in your Beef Short Ribs.  I used about 1 lbs of boneless short ribs.  If you are using bone in use about 2 lbs.  Season the ribs with salt & pepper.  Pour on top about 1 cup of beef stock and 1/2 cup of red wine. Add in about 1/2 of a finely chopped onion and several cloves of crushed garlic.  Cook on high for about 4-5 hours.

Once the meat is tender shred it and discard bones if necessary.  Pull out any super fatty pieces as well.  Add in the crushed tomatoes & tomato paste.  Peel and chop the fresh tomatoes and toss those in too.  Sprinkle spice blend over top.  Adjust the spices to your taste.  Simmer on low for another 2.5 hours.


Taste and adjust seasonings at this point.  If it's a little too thick add in a bit more beef stock.

Serve over Gnocchi.

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