And my food waste this week?  Nada, zero, zippo, nothing…you get the idea.  I’m slightly excited.  It doesn’t take much apparently.  What better way to celebrate than with a lot of meat in the slowcooker?
I’m winging this since I’m trying to reproduce a dish that I had at an amazing restaurant called “Town”.  If you’ve dreamt of a dish for more than six months then you better figure out how to make it.
Here’s my take on Coffee rubbed shortribs.
I’ve got my good old slowcooker out (which I have a feeling I’ve almost destroyed) and put a layer of chopped vegetables (2 onions and 3 carrots).
My regular kitchen assistant gets the spices ready. 1/2 cup finely ground coffee, 2 heaping T. really good cocoa and 1 tsp. chipotle.
Rub your chocolate/coffee mixture into beef, short ribs (mine are frozen, I usually start my meat off like this for the slowcooker and end-up with moist, tender dinners).  I’ve got enough ribs here for 3 adults and a toddler for dinner and two lunches.
Top your vegetables with the meat (any extra rub can be thrown in too).  I’ve also got 1/2 bottle of red wine (you could use beef broth) and 2 T. of balsamic (this is rich and the acid is neccessary).
Turn onto high for six hours.  Three hours in and we have…
Six hours in and this is what you get.  Ahhh…