Slow Cooker Beer Braised Short Rib Sliders with Beer Caramelized Onion Horseradish Sauce

Slow Cooker Pumpkin Ale Braised Short Ribs Sliders with Beer Caramelized Onion Horseradish Sauce


  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 1/2 pounds short ribs
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 16 ounces pumpkin ale divided
  • 2 onions thinly sliced
  • 9 ounce jar prepared horseradish
  • 1/4 cup mayonaise
  • slider rolls


  1. Melt butter and olive oil over medium-high heat
  2. Generously salt and pepper short ribs (measurements above are guidelines and don't have to be exact)
  3. Sear short ribs on all sides - working in batches so not to over crowd the pan - 2-3 minutes per side
  4. Transfer short ribs to slow cooker
  5. Pour 1/4 cup of pumpkin ale into the pan used to cook the short ribs and pour the rest of the beer over the meat in the slow cooker
  6. Cook short ribs on low for 6 hours
  7. Add sliced onions to pan with the beer and cook on medium for 20 - 30 minutes or until softened and caramelized
  8. Reserve some of the beer caramelized onions for toppings
  9. Combine remaining beer caramelized onions, horseradish, and mayonaise to the bowl of a food processor and pulse to combine to desired consistency
  10. Remove meat from the bones and shred by pulling it apart with a couple of forks
  11. Pile shredded short ribs onto slider rolls, top with caramelized onion horseradish sauce and finish with reserved beer caramelized onions