Have you ever made short ribs before? Well, they are amazing and really very easy to make. They make a wonderful meal for company or just a family night dinner. Short ribs are an inexpensive cut of meat and after cooking for a while they are so incredibly tender and just fall a part. They will just melt in your mouth. I will serve them over mash potatoes or a creamy polenta. Make extra…why cause they are great for left overs the next day. I will take the left overs and put them in:
1. risotto….oh my Ghosh so wonderful or
2. grits with the left over gravy poured over the top or
3. tacos with a spicy sauce amazing
4. homemade ravioli, thin the sauce a little and use the sauce over the pasta killer. Okay, do not freak on me…..If you do not like to make homemade pasta use the wonton wrappers for your pasta dough it is so easy and wonderful.
Be creative you will love it….Promise!
Beef Short Ribs
4 large beef short ribs
2 tablespoons olive oil
3 shallots chopped finely
1/2 cup onion chopped finely
2 cloves minced
8-10 small carrots
8 oz whole mushrooms
1 bottle red wine
1 cup chicken stock
2 tablespoon butter
salt and pepper
Pre heat oven to 450. Place about 2 tablespoons of olive oil in a oven proof pot then place short ribs in pot. Salt and pepper the short ribs well. Place pot in the oven at 425 for 8 minutes until the short ribs brown nicely. Remove the short ribs from oven then, add shallots, onion, garlic, mushrooms and the whole bottle of red wine to the pot. Place pot back in the oven with the lid on pot and lower your temperature to 350 and bake for 3 more hours. Check every hour to make sure you have enough liquid in your pot. I will add one to two cups of chicken stock about an hour into the baking process. I add the carrots the last 20 minutes so they do not over cook. I serve the short ribs with mashed potatoes or creamy polenta.
Note ~ The butcher I use cuts his short ribs REALLY large and they have no bones in them. I would say it would take 2 normal size short ribs to = just one of his. Now, I love them with the bone in it does add more flavor but his has no bones and his are GREAT ! Keep this in mind when doing your shopping if your butcher/store is like most places I would get 8 short ribs cause it will = 4 of his.
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