Thank you, Hamilton Beach, for providing me with an amazing slow cooker so I could finally make my favorite meal again! I never knew how awesome dinner could be until I tried some legendary Balsamic Glazed Short Ribs. I swear to you, no seriously, that the heavens opened up and angels started singing, because this meal is just that amazing.
These ribs are fall-off-the-bone tender, and coated with a balsamic glaze that is thick, rich, and beyond flavorful. Even vinegar haters love it, because it doesn’t have any vinegar taste. Just meaty sweetness that melts in your mouth with every bite. I’m making myself drool over here.
This meal is perfect for the slow cooker, especially if you have the Programmable Stay or Go 6 Quart Slow Cooker. Everything fit like a dream. I was able to set my temperature and timing to what would work for the short ribs and they came out beautifully. Also, I might be obsessed with the lid, because it clips shut, making a nice, tight seal on the slow cooker.
Do you guys have a member of your family who loves to ruin dinner by lifting the lid to check on the food? Even after being told repeatedly not to do it? My husband is one of those. Oh is he ever a lifter of lids, checker of foods, monitor of all things cooking…and it drives me insane. But this lid! This amazing lid! It clips down hard and makes even my husband not want to mess with it. THANK YOU Hamilton Beach! You have saved dinner.
This recipe seems kind of crazy and hard, but really, it isn’t. You just sear off the meat and stuff it in the slow cooker with herbs, veggies, and white wine and let it go. Then you make the glaze, which is easy, but there is a lot of downtime involved, so I suggest starting the glaze right away just to get it done and over with. Take my word for it, because I have waited until the last minute like three times and ugh, not good. Let’s make some balsamic glazed short ribs together and discover how amazing dinner can be.