Prep time: 10 minutes (+ 15 minutes to brown ribs and prepare the sauce)
Cook time: 4
hours on high or 8 hours on low
3 T. extra virgin olive oil, divided
3 lbs. beef
½ t. garlic powder
Sea salt and black pepper, to taste
½ c. beef broth
¾ c. strained tomatoes
¼ t. chipotle powder
1 t. dried oregano
1½ T. real maple syrup
2 T. fresh parsley, finely chopped
- Heat one tablespoon olive oil in a large
skillet over medium heat and season the ribs with the garlic powder, salt, and
- Add half of the seasoned ribs to the hot
skillet. Brown the ribs, approximately 2-3 minutes per side. Once browned,
transfer ribs from the skillet to a platter. Repeat process with the remaining
ribs and an additional tablespoon of olive oil. Transfer the second batch of
ribs to the platter once browned.
- Pour remaining oil into the skillet and
add the shallot. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the shallot softens and
develops some color, approximately 3-4 minutes.
- Deglaze the skillet by pouring in the
beef broth and gently scraping the bottom of the skillet with a spatula to
incorporate the flavorful brown bits into the liquid.
- Add the strained tomatoes, chipotle
powder, dried oregano, and maple syrup to the skillet. Season with additional
salt and black pepper, if desired, and stir to combine. Cook, stirring
frequently, for 1-2 minutes or until the sauce is heated through.
- Transfer the browned ribs to a 6 quart
or larger slow cooker crock and top with the tomato sauce mixture. Cover and
cook on high for 4 hours or on low for 8 hours.
- When cook time is complete, remove lid and serve immediately with mashed potatoes or your choice of sides. Spoon some of the sauce over the ribs and garnish with fresh parsley before serving. Enjoy!