Easy Braised Short Ribs
1 1/2 pounds beef short ribs (bone-in or boneless)
1 cup yellow onion chopped
1 cup carrot chopped
3 large garlic cloves minced
1 cup dry red wine
3 cups beef or chicken stock
2 cups water
1 tablespoon tomato paste
2 cups mushrooms sliced (optional)
2 tablespoons bacon grease
2-3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
2-3 sprigs rosemary
2-3 sprigs thyme
salt and pepper to taste
Salt and pepper your short ribs then dredge them in flour (shaking off the excess).
Heat your pan on medium high. Add two tablespoons of bacon grease and one tablespoon of olive oil.
Add your meat to the pan sear them on all sides for about a minute each side. Once browned, transfer to a plate and set aside.
Add carrots and onions to the pan and cook until tender.
Add 1-2 more tablespoons of oil and two tablespoons of flour. Stir for a minute or two.
Add the minced garlic and cook for one minute.
Add the red wine and make sure to scrape the bottom of the pan. Stir for a few minutes.
Add the beef or chicken stock, water and tomato paste and stir some more.
Gently, add your beef back into the pan and place the herbs on top.
Cover with lid and place in 350°F oven for 1 hour and 45 minutes. Add mushrooms and continue to cook for another 45 minutes.
These braised short ribs are so tender, flavorful and easy to prepare. It even makes it's own gravy with wine, herbs and mushrooms. Serve over polenta or mashed potatoes and something green on the side.
Braised Beef in a Wine and Mushroom Gravy
Thursday, November 29, 2018 - 12:52pm