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Cabernet-Braised Beef Short Ribs

Photo: Randy Mayor; Styling: Leigh Ann Ross
Yield 6 servings (serving size: 2 short ribs, 2/3 cup noodles, and about 2 1/2 tablespoons sauce)
Braising beef short ribs in a mixture of red wine, beef broth, tomato paste, herbs, and vegetables makes them unbelievably tender.  Serve with cooked egg noodles and a homemade pan sauce. 

Ingredients

  • Cooking spray
  • 2 pounds beef short ribs, trimmed
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 1/2 cups fat-free, less-sodium beef broth
  • 1 cup cabernet sauvignon or other dry red wine
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1 1/2 cups (1-inch) slices celery (about 2 stalks)
  • 1 cup (1-inch) slices carrot (about 2 medium)
  • 6 garlic cloves, sliced
  • 2 (6-inch) rosemary sprigs
  • 1 medium onion, cut into 8 wedges
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 4 cups hot cooked wide egg noodles
  • Chopped parsley (optional)

Nutrition Information

  • calories 499
  • caloriesfromfat 41 %
  • fat 22.8 g
  • satfat 9.2 g
  • monofat 9.7 g
  • polyfat 1.2 g
  • protein 40.8 g
  • carbohydrate 30.1 g
  • fiber 1.7 g
  • cholesterol 136 mg
  • iron 5.8 mg
  • sodium 427 mg
  • calcium 33 mg

How to Make It

  1. Preheat oven to 300°.

  2. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Sprinkle ribs with salt and pepper. Add ribs to pan; cook for 8 minutes, browning on all sides. Remove from pan. Add beef broth to pan, scraping pan to loosen browned bits.

  3. Combine broth, wine, and tomato paste in a medium bowl; stir with a whisk. Place ribs, celery, carrot, garlic, rosemary, and onion in a 13 x 9–inch baking dish coated with cooking spray. Pour broth mixture over rib mixture. Cover with foil; bake at 300° for 3 1/2 hours or until ribs are very tender.

  4. Uncover dish; strain broth mixture through a sieve over a bowl, reserving liquid. Reserve ribs; discard remaining solids. Place a zip-top plastic bag inside a 2-cup glass measure. Pour reserved liquid into bag. Seal bag; carefully snip off 1 bottom corner of bag. Drain liquid into a small saucepan, stopping before fat layer reaches opening; discard fat.

  5. Add flour to pan, stirring well with a whisk. Place pan over medium heat; bring to a boil, stirring constantly with a whisk. Reduce heat, and simmer 3 minutes or until thick, stirring constantly with a whisk. Serve sauce with ribs and noodles. Garnish with chopped parsley, if desired.