With family and friends planning their trips to head your way for the holidays, you need to be prepared with some easy make ahead recipes. Crockpots are a great solution for that too. This also makes a great dish for block parties too. You can serve the meat in baked potatoes, in a taco or on a bun. The flavor is great I can’t wait to make this one again!
Root Beer Braised Short Rib Sandwich
(Adapted from Cooking Divine)
1½ Cups Root Beer
1 Cup Ketchup
¼ Cup Orange Juice
3 Tablespoons Worcester Sauce
2 Tablespoons Molasses
1 Small Onion Chopped
3 Cloves Garlic Chopped
1 Teaspoon Salt
1 Teaspoon Pepper
½ Teaspoon Ground Ginger
½ Teaspoon Paprika
1 Teaspoon Crushed Red Pepper Flakes
3½ Pounds Short Rib
Coat short rib with salt and pepper and set aside.
Pre-heat crock pot.
Combine remaining ingredients into a saucepan and quickly bring to a boil.
Reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes.
Add meat to crock pot and cover in sauce.
Slow cook for 8 hours on low temperature. Once done I scooped off the grease on the top.
Slice and toast buns.
Layer buns with short rib and onion rings.
Use leftover sauce in crock pot to pour over the sandwich before eating.