It's time to talk about one of the most tender and succulent cuts of beef out there - the Beef Short Rib! But before we dive into the recipe, let's take a quick look at the history of this mouthwatering cut of meat.
Believe it or not, the Beef Short Rib dates all the way back to the 19th century, when it was a popular food for cowboys on the open range. They would slow cook the ribs over an open fire until they were meltingly tender and fall-off-the-bone delicious. Nowadays, we've got a few more cooking options, so let's get started on this recipe!
- 4-6 beef short ribs (bone-in)
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- Salt and pepper (to taste)
- 1 large onion (chopped)
- 2-3 cloves of garlic (minced)
- 2-3 cups beef broth
- 1 cup red wine
- 1-2 tablespoons tomato paste
- 1-2 bay leaves
- A handful of fresh thyme (chopped)
Preheat your oven to 325°F. It's time to get cooking!
Season the beef short ribs generously with salt and pepper. Heat a large Dutch oven over medium-high heat and add the olive oil. Once the oil is hot, sear the beef short ribs on all sides until they're nicely browned.
Remove the beef short ribs from the Dutch oven and set them aside on a plate. Add the chopped onion to the Dutch oven and sauté until it's softened and lightly browned. Then, add the minced garlic and sauté for another minute or two until it's fragrant.
Add the beef broth, red wine, tomato paste, bay leaves, and thyme to the Dutch oven. Stir to combine all the ingredients.
Return the beef short ribs to the Dutch oven and make sure they're nestled in the liquid. Cover the Dutch oven with a tight-fitting lid and place it in the oven.
Cook the beef short ribs for 2-3 hours, until they're meltingly tender and fall off the bone. Remove the Dutch oven from the oven and let it cool for a few minutes.
Serve the beef short ribs with your favorite side dishes, such as mashed potatoes, roasted vegetables, or a hearty salad.
Fun Fact: Did you know that the Beef Short Rib is sometimes called the "dino bone" because of its impressive size and meaty appearance?
And there you have it, folks! A delicious and historical recipe for Beef Short Rib that's sure to impress your taste buds. So go ahead and indulge in this meaty masterpiece - your taste buds will thank you!