Barbecue-Style Braised Short Ribs
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
2 onions thickly sliced crosswise into rings
2 carrots peeled and sliced
2 cups tomato sauce
1 cup purchased barbecue sauce
1 cup beef broth
Add onions to the same pot and saute over medium-high heat, until browned, about 5 minutes. Add the carrots and saute until crisp-tender, about 5 minutes longer. Add the garlic and saute for 1 minute. Stir in the tomato sauce, barbecue sauce and beef broth. Reduce the heat to medium-low and simmer for 1 minute to blend the flavors. Add the ribs to the sauce.
NOTES : Beef short ribs are a highly flavorful cut, and slow cooking makes the meat so tender it almost falls off the bone. Serve with thick pieces of corn bread or a generous helping of candied yams.
December 10, 2010