A recent snow day afforded us the opportunity to really put our slow cooker to the test, and braise some short ribs for over 8 hours. The timing couldn't have been more perfect. I've been a bit hesitant to leave the crock pot plugged in while Justin and I are both away at work, so being snowed in was the perfect time to let these babies braise.
I'd seen this recipe come through my email, and we merged it with a short rib recipe from Nom Nom Paleo. Both recipes had similar ingredients in the braising liquids, so we thought it'd be easy to merge the two recipes.
We fired up the crock pot, and placed our seasoned short ribs inside. To that, we added some roughly chopped carrots, celery, white onion, green onion, a handful of garlic cloves, and some ginger. We also had some lemongrass on hand, so we added a bit of that to the crock pot too. For some added sweetness, we tossed in some gula jawa, as well as a few cloves of fermented black garlic that we had on hand.