Beef Short Ribs

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My great grandma Angie’s beef short rib recipe includes a perfect mix of protein, veggies, and starch – everything necessary for a hearty one-pot meal. All you have to do is add your ingredients to a roasting pan, and let your oven do the work.

With a meal this simple, it’s no wonder this recipe has been passed down four generations. I learned it from my great aunt Stella, who serves the ribs and veggies alongside freshly steamed white rice. Mmmmmm!

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Season short ribs generously with salt and pepper.

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Place fat-side up in roasting pan before covering and cooking for one hour.

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In the meantime, toss vegetables with tomato sauce and season with salt and pepper.

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Serve as-is, or alongside freshly steamed white rice.

Ingredients:
2 pounds beef short ribs
Salt (to taste)
Pepper (to taste)
½ cup water
4 carrots peeled and cut into 2-inch pieces
3 celery stalks cut into 2-inch pieces (optional)
3 potatoes peeled and quartered
1 tomato sliced
½ onion sliced
2 cloves garlic
1 8-ounce can tomato sauce

Preparation:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Season short ribs with salt and pepper. Place in large baking dish, add water, cover, and cook in oven for 1 hour.
  3. In a large bowl, toss carrots, potatoes, tomato, onion, garlic, and tomato sauce. Season with salt and pepper.
  4. Add vegetables to meat, cover, and cook 2 more hours or until meat and vegetables are tender.
  5. Serve directly out of the pot or with white rice.

Note: If you don’t have much time to spend in the kitchen, simply toss everything together in a roasting pan, season, cover, and cook at 250 degrees for four to five hours. When cooked slow and low, these short ribs literally fall off of the bone.

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Categories: Featured Recipes, Main Dishes: Beef

4 Comments on “Beef Short Ribs”

  1. December 10, 2014 at 1:09 pm #

    Hi Lola, this recipe of ribs look amazing to me. I am writting from Spain and I find this recipe very interesting.
    I´d love to invite you to visit my own blog. This week I am hosting a raffle of a book I wrote myself (in Spanish): “Chef Junior y el libro de las recetas con cuento” (available in Amazon). It is a book of recipes and tales for children. It is very easy, I invite you to visit my blog and leave a comment:

    http://homefoodmadrid.blogspot.com.es/2014/12/bizcocho-de-yogur-para-un-cuento-de.htm

    • December 11, 2014 at 11:48 am #

      Thank you César, and best of luck with your book launch. It looks like a wonderful book!

      • jmk
        October 11, 2015 at 1:56 pm #

        I’m picturing this in a pressure cooker in 30 minutes. Might have to add the vegetables halfway, but it would probably still turn out great cook at once.

      • October 11, 2015 at 4:30 pm #

        Please let me know how the ribs turn out if you make them in a pressure cooker! I’ve never cooked with a pressure cooker, but am curious to know if the ribs would come out as tender. If so, that would be great!

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