Rating: 4 stars
11 Ratings
  • 1 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 4 star values: 7
  • 5 star values: 3

This saucy dish is worthy of a dinner party; just serve with a side of brown rice or rice noodles. Cola is the secret ingredient, yielding a luscious sauce with great body.

Robin Bashinsky
Recipe by Cooking Light December 2013

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Iain Bagwell; Styling: Cindy Barr

Recipe Summary

hands-on:
28 mins
total:
8 hrs 58 mins
Yield:
Serves 8
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add 1 tablespoon oil; swirl to coat. Add half of beef to pan; cook 10 minutes, turning to brown on all sides. Remove beef from pan; place in a 6-quart electric slow cooker. Repeat procedure with remaining 1 tablespoon oil and beef. Add stock and next 9 ingredients (through rind) to slow cooker. Cover and cook on LOW for 8 hours or until beef is very tender. Carefully remove beef from pan; keep warm. Discard star anise and rind.

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  • Skim fat from surface of cooking liquid; discard fat. Pour cooking liquid into a large saucepan; bring to a simmer. Add carrot to pan; cook 20 minutes or until carrot is almost done. Combine 1/4 cup water and cornstarch, stirring with a whisk. Add cornstarch mixture to pan; bring to a boil. Stir in peas; cook 2 minutes. Place 1 short rib in each of 8 shallow bowls. Ladle 1/2 cup sauce and vegetables over each serving; sprinkle evenly with cilantro.

Chef's Notes

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Nutrition Facts

234 calories; fat 11.6g; saturated fat 3.7g; mono fat 5.7g; poly fat 1.3g; protein 15.4g; carbohydrates 16.5g; fiber 1.5g; cholesterol 41mg; iron 2.1mg; sodium 533mg; calcium 33mg.
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