Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Crockpot Korean Short Rib Tacos

We have a new winner!! I have been putting off making my new dishes until my camera was fixed, but I can't do that any longer or else my food will spoil. Sooo I used my iPhone to take this phones. Jeffrey took one bite of these and declared it was his new favorite dish. I already have it on my the menu to make again next week. Maybe my camera will be fixed then so I can take a few good pictures.

Crockpot Korean Short Rib Tacos

 3 pounds of short ribs
1.5 inches of ginger
5 garlic cloves
3/4 cups soy sauce
1/2 cup, plus 3 Tbsp brown sugar
6 Tablespoons of rice vinegar
2 Tbsp sesame oil
1 tsp red pepper flakes
flour tortillas
Cucumber slaw:
1 cucumber
1 small carrot
4 tsp rice vinegar
1 tsp sugar
2 pinches of salt
1 pinch of red pepper flakes

cilantro for garnish
Sirancha hot sauce
(disregard the coleslaw in this photo, I thought we were using it for this recipe, but I was wrong)

 Peel ginger and chop into a few pieces.
 Place ginger and garlic into a food processor, pulse until minced. (or you could mince by hand, but this is easier)

 Mix together garlic and ginger with soy sauce, brown sugar, rice vinegar, sesame oil and red pepper flakes.
 Place short ribs in crockpot and pour sauce over them. Cook on low for 8 hours.
 Pull ribs out of crockpot and place meat in a bowl. The bones should fall off the meat, but if not, remove them from the meat. Place in the fridge to cool so that you can handle it with your hands.
 Peel cucumber and chop into matchsticks.

 Mix with rice vinegar, sugar, salt, red pepper flakes and shredded carrots. (I decided to add the carrots after I took this photo.) Chill until ready to use.
 Use 2 forks, or your hands to shred meat.
 Skim the fat off the top of the sauce.
 Place sauce in a small saucepan and simmer until it thickens.

 Pour about half the liquid into the meat, or as much as you want. Mix sauce into meat.
 Assemble your tacos by reheating the meat and tortillas. Top with slaw and chopped cilantro and a few sprinkles of Sirancha.

Since I have been blogging less, I need to catch up on my weekly Bible verses.
This week we were learning about Paul's 3rd missionary journey in Acts 18-21. I was so moved by his farewell speech in Acts 20. I felt this verse summed up his life and is an example to how we should live our lives daily.
Acts 20:24
However, I consider my life worth nothing to me; my only aim is to finish the race and complete the task the Lord Jesus has given me-the task of testifying to the good news of God's grace.

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Kathy W. said...

Oh wow, you just combined 3 of the best things ever: crock pot, korean bbq, and tacos....hallelujah sister!!

PS- you must be in BSF b/c I just studied these verses too! Awesome..

Shelbi Keith said...

Yes Kathy, I am in BSF! Enjoy these tacos, they are fantastic!

Green Gal said...

Can I pin your recipe? I just made it and would love to share it. I thought I should ask since I didn't see a "Pin it" link

Shelbi Keith said...

Of Course you can pin this post! I am glad you enjoyed it.