Crockpot Wednesday ~ Barbecued Bean Soup w/Beef Short Ribs

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Joining in at Dining with Debbie for Crockpot Wednesday. Thanks for the invitation to join in Debbie!

I really enjoy beef short ribs in my fall & winter menus. They cook long and slow and are perfectly suited to crockpot cooking. This recipe was a new one to us and we really enjoyed it. The only change I made was to brown the ribs prior to putting them into the crockpot. Added more intense flavor. I also used my favorite Sweet Baby Ray's BBQ sauce. I served with a hot skillet of cornbread.

Barbecued Bean Soup Recipe with Beef Short Ribs
(Printable Verison)

1 pound Great Northern beans, soaked overnight, drained and rinsed
3/4 cup chopped onion
1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
1-1/2 to 2 pounds beef short ribs, browned in a skillet with 1 Tbsp olive oil
6 cups water
2 teaspoons salt, or to taste
3/4 to 1 cup barbecue sauce (your favorite)

In crockpot, combine beans with onion, pepper, and browned short ribs; cover with the water. Cover and cook on LOW 10 to 14 hours. Remove short ribs and cut meat from bones. Return meat to crockpot and stir in barbecue sauce and salt, to taste. Cover and cook on HIGH for about 20 minutes longer. Serves 8.