Slow cooker short ribs resting in a Guinness infused stew is one hearty and rustic meal.
The ribs are tender and the stew is robust. Grab some crusty bread and scoop up every last drop!
I love Guinness. It’s not something I drink very often. Every now and then I get a big old craving for that infamous stout with it’s thick, silky body and creamy, caramel color foamy head. This is the kind of beer you enjoy over long, thoughtful conversations because this is a beer that must be savored.
I heard once that the founder of Guinness purchased his building with a 9,000-year lease. Who has that kind of chutzpa? That was someone who completely believed in what he was brewing and his business. Makes me love that beer even more. That’s the kind of beer that was built on a fierce kind of faith and confidence. That’s what we all want; to be wholeheartedly passionate about what we are doing; to believe that what we do will make a difference in the world.
I’m not sure these slow cooker short ribs are going to change the world but boy do I believe in them. I believe they are delicious. I will say I was passionate about making ribs that are melt-in-your-mouth tender. These tender ribs are covered in a full-bodied Guinness infused broth. The beef ribs are accompanied by bacon for a depth of flavor that goes well with the starchiness from the surrounding potatoes. This is more than just beef short ribs, this is a hearty and filling stew that leaves you feeling nothing but satisfaction.
Serve these ribs with a glass of wine (or a pint of Guinness) and with a loaf of crusty bread to help wipe your plate clean. Then try this Easy Crockpot Pot Roast recipe or this Sweet and Savory Braised Brisket recipe!
Heat olive oil in a cast iron skillet over medium heat. Season ribs with salt, pepper, paprika, cumin, garlic salt and onion powder. Place ribs in hot skillet and sear ribs in oil until browned remove and place in the slow cooker. Wipe out skillet with a paper towel. Add bacon to skillet and cook until crisp. Remove the bacon and add both the bacon and the drippings to the slow cooker.
Add the remaining ingredients except for the potatoes and the stout. Cook beef on high for 2 hours. Add potatoes, cook another 3 hours add beer cook another hour
Amount Per Serving Calories 1328Total Fat 108gSaturated Fat 45gCholesterol 219mgSodium 925mgFiber 3gSugar 5gProtein 48g