Braised Short Ribs

It’s a rare occasion that I buy short ribs around here. They’re usually so expensive, I don’t even bother. But, last week they happened to be on sale – so I went ahead and treated us to a giant bulk package deal. As you can imagine, the men-folk in my life were ecstatic.

So I did what any other gal would do, and braised them in red win for a few hours. This recipe calls for making a vegetable paste by combining carrots, celery, and onion in the food processor. It seems weird, and you’ll question this odd step- but just trust in Anne Burrell. That veggie paste is the key to the awesomeness of the sauce. It breaks down, and  all the earthy flavors from the browned veggies just becomes a part of the rich, meaty sauce.

I went super simple for sides and served mashed potatoes and green beans to go with. But, I think something like a polenta to make a bed for the tender short ribs and sauce would be just phenomenal – and make it a little more special. This was a wonderful dish that I know I’ll be coming to again and again. A classic.