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Tasty Short Ribs Without a Grill
Tender, falling-apart short ribs are hard to beat, but many recipes require a significant amount of attention, either by browning the meat over the stove or cooking it on the grill. This shortcut take has you place everything—the ribs, wine, tomatoes, mushrooms, garlic, parsley and bay leaf—into the cooker and leave it for eight or nine hours. It's great with a salad, especially one that includes some escarole or radicchio; their bracing flavors are a good match for the rich meat.

Get the recipe: Wine-Braised Short Ribs