Pulled Beef Short Ribs
Prep: 10 minutes; Cook: 3 hours, 30 minutes; Cool: 2 hours.
This recipe goes with Grilled Cheese Sandwich with Pulled Beef Short Ribs and Pickled Red Onion
Yield: Makes 4 cups
- 1 tablespoon canola oil, divided
- 2 pounds boneless beef short ribs
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
- 3/4 cup chopped onion
- 1/2 cup chopped carrot
- 1/2 cup chopped celery
- 4 garlic cloves, crushed
- 1 cup dry red wine
- Bouquet garni*
- 3 cups beef broth
- 1. Heat 2 teaspoons oil in a large, ovenproof Dutch oven. Sprinkle ribs with salt and pepper. Brown ribs on all sides.
- 2. Add remaining 1 teaspoon oil to pan; sauté onion, carrot, and celery 2 minutes or until browned. Add garlic; cook 3 minutes. Return ribs to pan. Add wine and bouquet garni, and cook 15 minutes or until almost evaporated.
- 3. Add broth; bring to a boil. Cover and place pan in oven. Bake 2 hours, stirring often. Remove lid; bake 1 more hour or until ribs are very tender. Let cool 2 hours. Transfer meat to a plate. Pour broth mixture through a fine wire-mesh strainer, and reserve broth for dipping sandwiches, if desired. Shred meat with 2 forks.
- *Note: A bouquet garni is fragrant herbs—such as parsley, bay leaves, and thyme—tied together or bundled in cheesecloth (for easy removal) used to flavor soups, stews, and broths.
- For more of Govind's recipes, check out his Small Bites, Big Nights (Clarkson Potter, 2007), available at amazon.com.
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