06 November 2010

This summer we bought a quarter of beef and it included short ribs. I have never cooked with short ribs and had no idea what to do with them until I saw a recipe in a Penzey's catalog for Short Rib Tacos. It uses their newest salt-free seasoning blend called Arizona Dreaming. I changed it up to work in the slow cooker. If you're not a Penzey's enthusiast like me, you can use your favorite taco seasoning and omit the salt.

Slow Cooker Short Rib Tacos

2 lbs. beef short ribs
3 tbsp Arizona Dreaming or taco seasoning
1 tsp salt
½ large onion, diced
8 taco-sized flour tortillas
Shredded lettuce
Shredded cheese
Sour cream

Place short ribs in slow cooker and season with 2 tbsp Arizona Dreaming or taco seasoning of your choice and salt. Put onions in slow cooker and cook on low for 8 hours, or until meat is falling off the bone.

Take meat out of the slow cooker and remove all of the fat. Place in a bowl and shred with two forks. Add remaining seasoning, to taste.

Warm up tortillas and fill with meat, lettuce, cheese, and any other toppings you like.

Makes 4 servings, two tacos each.

These were super easy and super tasty. They reminded me a lot of another recipe I created, Slow Cooker Shredded Beef for Tacos. That one calls for a chuck roast.

These tacos are a nice alternative to ground beef tacos and are even easier with the use of the slow cooker.

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