Beef Short Ribs
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Beef Short Ribs need a long slow cook, the meat almost falls off the bone and can be eaten like a stew or pimp them with a BBQ sauce and a few chillies to produce delicious sticky chilli hot bites that can be cooked in the oven or on the barbecue.
Glamorous Glutton:
Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: American Inspired
Serves: serves 2
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 750g Beef Short Ribs
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 Large onion, finely chopped
  • 2 Cloves of garlic, crushed
  • 1 carrot peeled and finely chopped
  • 3 sprigs of thyme
  • 2 sprigs of oregano
  • or instead of the thyme and oregano 1 tsp of mixed herbs
  • 2 bayleaves
  • 120mls red wine
  • 250mls beef stock
  • 250mls of your favourite barbecue sauce
  • 1 red chilli finely sliced, seeds removed if you don't want it too hot
  1. Preheat the oven to 180c, 160c fan, 350f, gas mark 4
  2. In a pan deep pan heat the olive oil, sprinkle the the ribs with salt all over, then brown the meat on all sides. You may have to do this in more than one batch so that the meat browns and doesn't overcrowd in the pan making it braise.
  3. Remove the meat from the pan and add the onions, scraping all the bits off the bottom of the pan and combining well. Once the onions start to go translucent add the garlic and carrot cook until the carrots start to caramelise and go a golden brown.
  4. Add the meat back into the pan with the herbs and pour in the wine. Let the alcohol cook off for several minutes and then add the stock. Bring to a simmer.
  5. Cut a piece of parchment paper to roughly the size of the inside of the pan and arrange it on top of the stew. Place a lid on the pan and place in the oven for 2-21/2 hours until the meat starts to come away from the bones.
  6. (At this point you can eat this as a stew or leave to cool, carefully remove the bones from the meat and freeze for up to 3 months in an air tight container.)
  7. Remove the meat from the pan and leave to cool. Carefully take out the bones and cut the meat in half length ways.
  8. Turn the oven up to 210c, 190c fan, 415f, gas mark 7
  9. Pour over the sauce and chillies and make sure all the meat is well covered. At this point the ribs can go on the barbecue or place on a shallow baking tray and roast in the oven for 25-30 mins until the meat is sticky.
  10. Remove from the oven and serve as they are or with a cooling dip. They are delicious cold too
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