2 Tbsp. Peanut or canola oil
8 Bastrop Cattle Company short ribs (about 3 pounds)
½ cup water
½ cup soy sauce
¼ cup sugar or honey
3 star anise
6 scallions, trimmed
1 cinnamon stick
5 nickel-sized slices of
1 tsp whole Sczcheun peppercorns
Garnish with chopped scallions or fresh cilantro leaves

Heat oil in heavy skillet on medium high; 1 minute later, add the ribs. Brown them Place ribs and all the remaining ingredients (except the salt and garnish) in a slow cooker.

Set the heat to high and cover.

At this point you may, if you prefer, remove the meat, strain the liquid, and refrigerate each separately; skim the fat from the liquid and reheat the liquid with the meat. Or simply serve the meat over rice, topped with the liquid and garnished with the scallions or cilantro.