Sunday, January 04, 2009

Braised Short Ribs

My almost two-year-old daughter can't get enough of these ribs. She gobbles up this beef so fast. My husband too. I've made this recipe twice now. The second time was near perfect. On New Year's Day. I made them in the Crockpot instead of the oven. The Crockpot was easier and made the meat fall apart tender. The only short-coming was that I didn't make enough.


3 pounds beef short ribs, boneless, trimmed of fat
1 1/2 tsp salt
2 tsp black pepper
1 tsp thyme
2 tbsp olive oil
2 onions, chopped
1/2 cup celery, chopped
1/2 cup carrots, chopped
1/4 cup shallots. chopped
3 tbsp garlic, chopped
1 cup beef broth
1/2 cup red wine

1/2 cup BBQ sauce


  1. Combine all the ingredients, except BBQ sauce, in the crock pot. Make sure cooking liquid covers the beef. Cook on high for 4-6 hours until beef is tender.
  2. Preheat oven to 425 F. Using tongs, transfer beef ribs to a roasting rack in a pan lined with tin foil. Baste ribs with BBQ sauce. Bake in oven for 8-10 minutes to create a crusty exterior
Inspiration: Joy of Cooking

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