Italian-style Beef Short Ribs
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Heat 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil in an ovenproof casserole placed over medium high heat. When the oil is hot, sear the ribs for about 3 minutes on each side. Season the seared ribs with salt, pepper, and crushed garlic and set aside.
Pour the remaining oil into the casserole. Once it is hot, add the onion and saute for 3 to 4 minutes over medium heat. Sprinkle onion with paprika, parsley, oregano and the vinegar, continue to cook for 2 to 3 minutes. Stir in the chopped tomatoes and mix in the tomato sauce. Season to taste and return the ribs to the casserole dish. Add the bay leaf.
Cover and cook in the oven at 350 degrees for 1 1/2 hours. When cooking is complete, skim off any excess fat.