The last time I made braised short ribs I prepared them in the crock pot and I used a stout beer. Yesterday I made this dish again, however, I changed it up and used wine instead and slow roasted them in the oven. I cannot decide which one I like better, in the oven or in the crock pot! Maybe you can try both recipes and help me decide!
3#’s short ribs
1 1/2 tsp. rosemary
1 1/2 tsp. thyme
1 1/2 tsp. marjoram
1 tsp. basil
1 1/2 tsp. rubbed sage
3 TBS extra virgin olive oil
1 onion sliced
2 carrots cut into chunks
4 cloves smashed garlic
1 1/2 cups beef broth
1 1/2 cups hearty red wine
1 bay leaf
Take the ribs out about an hour before cooking and rub with the rosemary, thyme, marjoram, and basil. Let these sit for the hour. When you are ready to start cooking, pre-heat the oven to 325 degrees. Then add the olive oil to a dutch oven. Heat over medium high heat, then add the ribs and the rubbed sage. Brown the meat on all sides.
Remove from the pan and then add the onions and carrots. Cook until the onion becomes transparent. Then add the garlic and cook for about two minutes. Then slowly add in the red wine followed by the beef broth.
Cook until the liquid is reduced by half. Make sure to scrape up any of the lovely browned bits that might have stuck to the pot. Then add the ribs back and bring to a boil. When it just starts to boil, turn off the heat, add the bay leaf and cover.
Place the dutch oven into the oven and let the beef slow roast for about 3 hours turning every hour.
Remove from the oven. Take the beef and carrots out of the oven and strain the juices into sauce pan. Gently, as the meat is very soft, remove the bones. They should pull right up and out. Heat the sauce over medium high heat and reduce again by 1/3. This will concentrate the flavors. Then plate up the meat and carrots next to some lovely garlic mashed potatoes! Spoon a bit of the sauce over the ribs and carrots. Make a well in the potatoes for another spoonful of the sauce!
Let me know if you try this recipe! Hey, and thanks for stopping by today! Now go out and have a great Monday!