PREP TIME: 15 MINS | COOK TIME: 2 HRS 40 MINS | TOTAL TIME: 2 HRS 55 MINS | SERVINGS: 8
The best Beef Short Ribs I have ever had! These ribs are melt-in-your-mouth and insanely delicious!
8 beef short ribs
3 tbsp olive oil
3 c. semi-circle slices of onions, 1/4-inch thick
4 tbsp tomato paste
¼ c. (½ stick) unsalted butter
3 sprigs of fresh thyme (left on the stem)
3 sprigs of fresh parsley (left on the stems)
1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
¼ c. plus 2 tbsp, all-purpose flour
salt and pepper to taste
1 ½ quarts vegetable stock
10 oz. dark ale or stout beer
How to make Beef Short Ribs
Step 1: Prepare the oven. Preheat it to 375 degrees F.
Step 2: Heat the olive oil in an oven-safe Dutch oven over medium heat. Place the ribs in the pot once the oil is shimmering, and sear each side. If needed, sear the ribs in batches. On a clean plate, transfer the seared ribs and set aside.
Step 3: Place the onions in the now-empty Dutch oven and cook until tender. Add the tomato paste and stir until evenly blended. Add the ale and beer and deglaze the pot. Scrape any crusty bits on the bottom of the pot. Let everything boil until half of the liquid has evaporated.
Step 4: Next, add the thyme, parsley, stock, and Worcestershire sauce. Stir well and return the ribs to the pot. Partially cover the pot. Place in the preheated oven and bake for about 1 ½ – 2 hours or until the meat is completely cooked, turning the meat around halfway through cooking.
Step 5: To a clean plate, transfer the ribs and allow them to rest. Remove and discard the thyme or parsley stems. Into a large, glass bowl, pour the liquid and skim the fat off that floats on top. Set aside.
Step 6: Once the ribs are cool enough to handle, take the bones off the meat, including the fat, gristle, and sinew. Using two forks, shred the meat and set aside.
Step 7: Melt the butter in the same Dutch oven over medium heat. Once melted, whisk in the flour until the lumps are gone.
Step 8: Gradually add the liquid and bring it to a simmer. Allow the mixture to simmer until thickened. To taste, season with salt and pepper.
Step 9: Add the shredded meat and stir.
Step 10: Serve the Beef Short Ribs immediately with mashed potatoes. Enjoy!
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