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OUT OF THIS WORLD SHORT RIBS

I needed a quick substitute for a brisket for Hanukkah this year, as I was determined to clear out my freezer and only purchase red meat for special occasions in 2019. So here’s my riff on brisket-like-short ribs.

Easy, and out of this world.

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What you need:

Heavy casserole with lid or crockpot

Ingredients:

  • Short ribs - bone in or out, your choice; one short rib/person

  • Extra virgin olive oil

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  • Onions - 3 large, sliced (about 6 cups)

  • Beer - 12 ounces of your favorite

  • Onion soup mix - 1 packet

  • Tomato sauce - 8 ounce can

  • Salt and Pepper to taste

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Instructions:

  • Slice onions in a lengthwise direction to minimize your tears (stem to root)

  • Season meat with salt and pepper and set aside

  • Put pot over high heat on stovetop and add 2-3 TB olive oil

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  • Sear short ribs on all sides and then remove to a plate

  • Turn heat down to medium-high and caramelize the onions until light golden, soft, and reduced by half - it will take about 15 minutes

 Caramelize onions until soft, golden brown and reduced by half

Caramelize onions until soft, golden brown and reduced by half

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  • Add the tomato sauce, packet of soup mix, and beer to the onions, then lay in the short ribs, including any pan juices

  • If using the oven, cover the pot and braise at 300 for 3-4 hours.

  • If using a crockpot, cook on low for 8 hours, or if in a hurry, on high for 2 hours, then low for 2-4 more hours

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  • Serve over noodles, rice, mashed potatoes or polenta and serve the “jus” on the side. Top with rosemary. EAT!

KIDDOCJJ Tips:

  • You can prepare the short ribs 2-3 days ahead of time and keep in the fridge. If fat rises to the top you can remove it before re-heating. Re-heat in a low oven at 300 for an hour or 2, or in the crockpot on Low for 2-3 hours.

  • If you don’t have any dry onion soup mix, use 1/2 cup dried onions and 2 cubes beef or chicken bouillon

  • It’s super easy to slice the onions quickly with a mandoline. For my favorite CLICK HERE.