This is the dish you serve when your best friends come over for a dinner party. It's so amazingly delicious, and it's so simple to throw together if you have a slow cooker. Short ribs can be pricy (my three pounds should have been around $20 if they weren't on sale), but it's worth the investment when you're cooking for people you like. Throw everything in a crock pot, watch some Netflix, and be prepared for everyone to be amazed.
Keep in mind that this takes a whole day (9 hours), so you'll be to plan ahead accordingly, You can serve this with rice, but I found that just the short ribs and broccolini were enough for me.
slow cooker korean barbecue short ribs
makes enough for 2 large servings and 1 smaller leftover
3 pounds beef short ribs
1 can korean bbq slow cooker sauce (I use Archer Farms for convenience, but check out the note below to make your own)
1 bunch broccolini
drizzle of olive oil
2 garlic cloves
seseme seeds, for garnish
1 cup white rice, dry + 2 cups of water (optional)
Place short ribs in a slow cooker with the entire can of sauce and set on low for nine hours. If making rice, start cooking with ~20 minutes left. When the short ribs are done, blanch the broccolini for 2-3 minutes, until bright green. Drain and sautee with the olive oil and garlic for an additional minute. Plate verything and sprinkle some seseme seeds over everything before serving.
Note: A traditional Korean BBQ sauce uses soy sauce, sugar, garlic, rice vinegar, chili sauce, ginger, and seseme oil. Check out recipes here. Making your own sauce should only add 5-10 minutes extra to this.