Moroccan short ribs

3 Mar

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Recently, I have been obsessed with our slow cooker (I’m trying to remember who bought it for us as a wedding gift so I can send them an extra thank you card). Seriously, we are currently like, best friends. It just makes cooking so easy! Not to mention I look like a master chef when dinner is served- it’s pretty much idiot proof. You just put a bunch of ingredients in it and viola 7-8 hours later you have a tasty dinner. Although, I did make some hybrid Filipino chicken dish this past Sunday that was pretty horrible…I blame that solely on the recipe though. Moving forward I will be avoiding recipes that combine apple cider vinegar and soy sauce. Anyway, back to my recent favorite slow cooker recipe…Moroccan short ribs….it was AH-MAZING and so easy. As you can see from the photos below…even Frank wanted in on it. I guess it was rather mean of us to eat dinner on our coffee table that night.






3 pounds bone-in beef short ribs

1 14.5-ounce can diced tomatoes

4 garlic cloves, sliced

1/2 cup of dried apricots, halved

1/2 cup of pitted olives

1 tablespoon chopped fresh ginger

2 teaspoons ground cumin

1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

kosher salt & black pepper

1 cup of couscous

fresh cilantro, for serving


-combine the short ribs, tomatoes (and their juices), garlic, apricots, olives, ginger, cumin, cinnamon, and 1 teaspoon of each salt & pepper in 4-6 quart slow cooker. Cover and cook until the beef is tender, on low for 7 to 8 hours or on high for 5 to 6 hours. Skim off and discard most of the fat

– ten minutes before serving, cook the couscous

– serve the short ribs over the couscous, topped with cilantro


9 Responses to “Moroccan short ribs”

  1. Shauna841505 March 3, 2015 at 1:52 pm #

    I can’t concentrate on anything other than Frank.

    • kate365til March 3, 2015 at 1:55 pm #

      Hahaha. I feel that way most days!

  2. Crystal B. March 3, 2015 at 3:09 pm #

    LOL!!! The picture with Frank eyeing the food kills me!!! ❀

  3. milankagiordano March 3, 2015 at 3:20 pm #

    The ribs look sensational! I hope you shared with Frank???? πŸ™‚ At least a little, not the olives of course. πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

    • kate365til March 3, 2015 at 3:25 pm #

      Ha! He did! He pretty much gets a taste of everything with that face:) πŸ™‚

  4. righteousbruin9 March 3, 2015 at 4:34 pm #

    I feel so bad for the poor guy. It’s like eating ice cream in front of a kid. πŸ˜›

  5. barbarapotter March 7, 2015 at 7:42 am #

    That looks so good especially the set-up. Alas my white bread husband won’t eat a lot of the ingredients….lol

  6. di @ life of di. March 12, 2015 at 12:15 pm #

    I’m typically not a fan of ribs but I think I could get ‘on board’ with these πŸ™‚ I really like the ingredient list! Cumin + cilantro = favorites!

  7. julie carter June 14, 2016 at 6:43 am #

    2 questions: 1) can this delicious recipe be cooked on the stove top 2) what kind of olives

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