Recipes Main Courses Beef and Veal Anchor Steam Braised Short Ribs

Anchor Steam Braised Short Ribs

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 315 minutes
Servings: 6 to 8

Anchor Steam, the signature brew made by San Francisco’s Anchor Brewing Company, lends its complex, hoppy flavor to our exclusive braising sauce, which is used here to prepare tender bone-in short ribs. Serve with polenta or cooked pasta.


  • 5 lb. (2.5 kg) bone-in short ribs
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 2 Tbs. vegetable oil
  • 1 jar (24.5 oz./695 g) Anchor Steam braising sauce


Season the ribs with salt and pepper.

In the stovetop-safe insert of a slow cooker or in a large fry pan over medium-high heat, warm the oil until just smoking. Working in batches, brown the beef on all sides, 8 to 10 minutes per batch. If you used a slow cooker insert, return all the beef to the insert and transfer the insert to the slow cooker base. If you used a fry pan, transfer the beef to a slow cooker.

Add the braising sauce to the beef. Cover and cook on high according to the manufacturer’s instructions until the meat is fork-tender, about 5 hours.

Skim the fat off the sauce and serve immediately. Serves 6 to 8.

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