This recipe is packed with rich flavors and easy-to-find ingredients.
Make a spice blend and season the short ribs.
Using a very hot pan, sear the short ribs on all sides and place them in the slow cooker when finished.
Pour the tomato sauce, balsamic vinegar, dates, and garlic into the pot.
Cook on low for 4-6 hours or until the short ribs are tender. And then serve with your favorite side dish.
Be patient, the long cooking time will be well worth the wait. The short ribs need a lot of cooking time to become tender. Serve with mashed potatoes or cauliflower.