I am enjoying my last week off by cooking up some yummy meals in the kitchen! Today’s lunch was super tasty, so I had to figure out a way to one up myself. When I saw these beautiful beef short ribs on sale today, I knew what I had to do. I live for short ribs. When I see short ribs in the store or on a menu at a hip or fancy restaurant, I always consider getting them. Love them in every way, shape, and form. I have done both beef and pork ribs on the blog, so this is not too far off base with what I have done before. I could charge you at least $22 for this entree. =)
This is a one pot wonder if there ever was one! The meat can cook for hours on end in this tomato sauce; it slowly falls of the bone to create this velvety rich sauce. I served it on top of orzo sprinkled with a bit of parmesan with a side of crusty bread for scarpetta (Italian for sopping up sauce and cleaning your plate). You could serve this on any starchy pasta or polenta. I even served it on mashed potatoes in one recipe.
Braised Beef Short Ribs in Tomato Sauce
Beef Short Ribs or Beef Back Ribs-
1 onion, chopped
3 cloves of garlic, crushed and finely chopped
3 tablespoons tomato paste
1 glass red wine- I used Malbec, my new favorite red
1 small can diced tomatoes
1 large can tomato sauce
3 tablespoons worcestershire sauce
2 tablespoons sugar
2 tablespoons butter
Salt and pepper both sides of your ribs.
Brown ribs in a bit or oil in large dutch oven on med. high heat, about 6 minutes per side
Take out ribs. Add onions. Cook for about 6 minutes. Stir.
Add garlic. Cook for about 3 minutes. Stir.
Add tomato paste. Stir and cook for 3 minutes.
Add wine. Sir and reduce for about 5 minutes.
Add your cans of tomatoes, worcestershire sauce, and sugar. Stir and cook for 5 minutes. Reduce heat to low. Add in your meat. Cover. Stir every 45 min or so. Cook for 4-6 hours.
****You could do this in your crock pot by adding all ingredients in your pot in the am (you still need to brown meat, but you can do this the night before). Stir and cook on low for 6-8 hours or high for 3-4 hours. You could also put all of this in the oven on 375 until the meat falls apart 4-5 hours.