Sesame oil, soy sauce, orange juice, and cayenne pepper enhance the flavor of these rich bison ribs cooked long and slow with vegetables.

Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
11 hrs
total:
11 hrs 20 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place onions and carrots in a 5- to 6-quart slow cooker. Combine flour, the 1/2 teaspoon salt, and the 1/4 teaspoon pepper in a large resealable plastic bag. Trim fat from bison short ribs. If needed, cut into single rib portions. Pat dry with paper towels. Add bison short ribs, a few at a time, to the plastic bag, shaking to coat.

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  • Heat oil over medium-high heat in a very large skillet. Cook bison short ribs, half at a time, in hot oil until brown on all sides, adding more oil if necessary. Place in slow cooker on top of vegetables.

  • Combine broth, orange juice, soy sauce, brown sugar, garlic, ginger, and cayenne pepper in a medium bowl. Pour over bison short ribs and vegetables in slow cooker.

  • Cover and cook on low for 11 to 12 hours or on high or 5-1/2 to 6 hours. Use a slotted spoon to transfer bison short ribs and vegetables to a serving platter; reserve cooking liquid. Cover bison short ribs and vegetables with foil to keep warm.

  • For sauce, skim fat from cooking liquid; measure 3 cups of the liquid. Discard the remaining liquid. Combine the 3 cups cooking liquid and cornstarch in a medium saucepan. Cook and stir over medium-high heat until slightly thickened and bubbly. Cook and stir for 2 more minutes. Season to taste with additional salt and black pepper. Serve with rice and sprinkle with cilantro.

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Note: Recipe developed and tested by the Better Homes and Gardens(R) Test Kitchen using High Plains Bison products.

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Reviews (8)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
09/08/2013
WOW! Having never tried bison I was very excited to prepare this recipe. A little prep work then it cooks in the slow cooker all day? Sold! The flavor was mild and the ribs were extremely tender. Ginger was left off of the ingredient list so I added 2 tsp of freshly grated ginger and I wish I had added more. The vegetables were wonderful too and next time I'll add more carrots. My family devoured this meal and it will be perfect for company. I'll definitely make it again! Bison is very lean and very good. Thanks for such a terrific recipe. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
03/22/2018
I agree with Sunnydaysnora that it lacked in seasoning. The meat did fall off the bone but it should after that long in a slow cooker. I wouldn t go so far as to say I didn t enjoy it but I was looking for more with respect to flavour. Even the sauce was a bit simplistic. I think some other ingredients could have made a difference but I m not sure what they would be. I don t want to fall no a sauce that I just pour over the ribs but I will keep looking. Read More
8 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 3
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
09/08/2013
WOW! Having never tried bison I was very excited to prepare this recipe. A little prep work then it cooks in the slow cooker all day? Sold! The flavor was mild and the ribs were extremely tender. Ginger was left off of the ingredient list so I added 2 tsp of freshly grated ginger and I wish I had added more. The vegetables were wonderful too and next time I'll add more carrots. My family devoured this meal and it will be perfect for company. I'll definitely make it again! Bison is very lean and very good. Thanks for such a terrific recipe. Read More
(5)
Rating: 4 stars
09/15/2013
We enjoyed this but I think it would have been better with a more flavorful seasoning mix in with the flour. That being said very impressed with the bison itself! Lean tender and flavorful. I'll definitely be trying out more recipes with it in the future! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/20/2014
Loved it! The meat were falling off the bones when it was done! I added some red baby potatoes and it turned out great! Will definitely make it again! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/04/2015
I used boneless beef short ribs not bison however I really enjoyed this recipe. It's my first time officially "braising". My only other differences were that I used chicken broth and for the rice I boiled it in chicken broth and some butter. I served it with asparagus and butternut squash as well. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/12/2019
Made it 2 times now. Having a good size family made a double batch using Angus beef Short Ribs. My entire family including picky eaters enjoyed them. Fell off the bone good. Mark W. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
01/24/2016
Need amount for the ginger. I added 3/4 teaspoon. But wasnt sure. Great great recpie Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/09/2021
We really enjoyed it. I slow cooked in oven instead. Served with brown rice. Read More
Rating: 3 stars
03/22/2018
I agree with Sunnydaysnora that it lacked in seasoning. The meat did fall off the bone but it should after that long in a slow cooker. I wouldn t go so far as to say I didn t enjoy it but I was looking for more with respect to flavour. Even the sauce was a bit simplistic. I think some other ingredients could have made a difference but I m not sure what they would be. I don t want to fall no a sauce that I just pour over the ribs but I will keep looking. Read More
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