ingredients: beef or pork short ribs (the original recipe called for beef, but costco only had pork, so that’s what i used), garlic, green onions, soy sauce, rice vinegar, cooking sake or cooking rice wine (which is apparently the same thing? and what i used because i couldn’t find cooking sake), crushed red chili flakes, sesame oil, and brown or white sugar (i probably would have used brown if i had it, but i didn’t, so i substituted it with white sugar, which still turned out fine).
i chopped up the garlic, meat, and green onions the night before so it would all be ready to place in the crockpot at 7:30 am this morning, as soon as i woke up. i diluted the sugar in the rice vinegar and cooking rice wine by mixing it around until it was all blended in. i placed the ribs in and covered them in (a lot of) soy sauce, an equal amount of rice vinegar and cooking rice wine (which i used way less of compared to the soy sauce), the garlic, green onions, and crushed red pepper flakes. i set the crockpot to low, and got ready for work.
nine hours later, i returned home from work and dinner was ready! the ribs were perfectly tender, just falling off the bone, and full of the flavour that slowly simmered its way in throughout the day…
crockpots may be one of the best inventions yet.