Slow Cooker Balsamic Moose Short Ribs

  • 2-3 lbs. bone in moose short ribs
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 15 oz. can tomato sauce
  • 1/2 C balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 C brown sugar
  • 6 cloves of garlic minced

Spice Rub

  • 2 Tbsp salt
  • 1 Tbsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp dried rosemary
  • 1 tsp dried rubbed sage
  • 1/2 Tbsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 Tbsp onion powder
  • 1/2 Tbsp dried thyme (we used fresh thyme for garnish)
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 1 tsp paprika


1        In a bowl, mix together the spice rub. Rub mixture into all sides of the moose short ribs.

2        Heat oil in a pan over medium high heat.

3        Braise the ribs for 2-3 minutes each side or until lightly browned.

4        Put ribs in slow cooker and add balsamic vinegar, tomato sauce, sugar, and garlic.

Cook for 4-6 hours on low or until meat is tender. Serve with mashed potatoes or side of preference.

By Shaun Davies, Wild Communication

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