I've been trying to clean out the freezer, as we have a lamb and hog to make room for. I'm not fond of beef short ribs because they are so fatty. I found several packages and decided to make something Asian inspired. This is what I did.
I filled my nesco with frozen ribs. Cooked on slow/cook for 2 hours. Keep in mind this is for a nesco full of meat, you could cut this back. I then added 2C soy sauce, 1/2 C red wine vinegar and 4 C water. This was enough to braise the meat. Let that simmer away along with a mixture of the spices. 6 cloves of minced garlic, 1 diced onion, 1/2 C brown sugar, 1/8 C honey, 1/8 C molasses (both in 1/4 C), 1 tsp. red pepper flakes, 1 tsp. ground ginger, 1/2 C diced dried plums (prunes) and 1/2 C orange juice - pour over meat.
Continue cooking on low for several hours. Then I took the ribs out and ran the juice through a strainer. I skimmed off the fat and added 1 tsp. spicy black bean sauce and 1 tsp. chili garlic sauce. Return ribs to nesco on low.
Reduce the sauce and pour back over the ribs in the nesco. It is basically ready. Serve on a bed of rice.
I also made a zucchini slaw. I shredded a head of cabbage, zucchini and apples together. I added the poppy seed dressing, raisins and sesame seeds.
It was nice not only to clean out part of the freezer, but the garden as well.
Blessings from Wisconsin.