Thursday, March 19, 2009

Stay at home Thursday

Five-spice powder is a blend of ground spices used extensively in Chinese cooking. It consists of cloves, cinnamon, fennel seed, star anise, and Szechwan peppercorns. The only place I have been able to find in in the Asian Market. My belief is that this is the key to all of the flavor in these Short Ribs. It has been years since I have made short ribs. They were so tender the meat just feel apart no knife needed. I found this recipe several years ago in Sandra Lee Semi-Homemade Cooking. I let it cook in the crock pot for about seven hours.

Chinese Braised Short Ribs

1 large onion, sliced
4 pounds beef short ribs
Lemon pepper
Garlic Salt
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 cup beef broth
1 packet onion soup mix
2 cans tomatoes with green pepper
2 tablespoons five-spice powder

Add sliced onion to the bottom of a 4- to 5 quart slow cooker. Season short ribs with lemon pepper and garlic salt. Heat oil in large skillet over medium-high heat. Working in batches, brown all sides of short ribs. Place into slow cooker on top of onion.

In medium bowl, stir together remaining ingredients. Pour over the top of short ribs. Cover and cook on low- heat setting for 9 to 10 hours on high-heat setting for 3 to 4 hours.


Maria said...

I love a trip to the Asian Market. So many fun finds!

5 Star Foodie said...

The five spice mix sounds wonderful with these braised short rips - delicious!

Joie de vivre said...

I've never tried Chinese 5 spice but it sounds like it would be wonderful with the short ribs.

Mary said...

These ribs look wonderful and the recipe sounds delicious.

Katherine Aucoin said...

I can't find beef short ribs here but they do sell Chinese 5 Spice in the grocery stores...go figure.

I received an email from one of my readers and they are sending me beef short ribs. When I recieve them, I am definitely makihg this!

Tami said...

I just found your blog today! These short ribs look delicious.

Karen said...

I'm not a big fan of asian food, so never really thought about was in the 5-spice mix. Turns out I love all those flavors! Will have to give it a try :)

Linda said...

I have never known what to do with Chinese 5-Spice powder. Now I will get some and try it out! Very nice recipe.

Sharon said...

Now that I've finally made short ribs for the first time I'm ready to try a new recipe! Looks tender and delicious.

Chef E said...

Isn't it funny how different cultures call combination's like this so many things...curry and all, and this is one of my favorites...