Divine Braised Short Ribs

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You are all going to love this! Yes you ARE! This is a delicious recipe for braised short ribs…it’s a bit time consuming but, trust me, totally worth it!

I made it last Saturday and my bf loved it. The meat gets sooo tender you won’t even need to chew it.

Ingredients (serves 4):

  • 8-10 short ribs
  • 6 slices of pancetta (or bacon)
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • salt, black pepper, herbs (theme, rosemary, oregano)
  • 1/2 onion
  • 2 whole carrots
  • 2-3 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 cups red wine
  • 2 cups beef broth

Star by chopping onion and carrots

Take your beautiful short pork ribs

Salt and pepper you pork ribs

Dredge’ em in flour

set aside

Chop the pancetta (or bacon) into small pieces

Cook pancetta over medium heat until complete crispy and all fat is rendered

Remove pancetta, but keep the residual fat in the pan

Now add some olive  oil, heat it up

Brown ribs

on both sides, then remove from pan and set aside

In the same pot add in chopped onion and carrots

saute’ till soft

Then pour in the wine, cook for a couple of minutes

the add the beef broth, bring it to a boil

Add ribs to the liquid

they should be almost fully submerged

adjust with salt, add some black pepper, and a mix of herbs

then add the bacon

Cover with a lid and let cook for about 2 hours at low heat

and here we go…

just take a minute to look at them…yes you made it!

Serve with mashed potatoes!

About the author:

An Italian living in China with a strong passion for cooking! Browse my 'left-overs' session for many tasty grub!. Follow her on Twitter / Facebook.

  • Sean

    Ahh I have been wanting to make short ribs but can’t find them in Shanghai. Where do you find these???

    • http://expatcucina.com Daniela

      I bought this at the Chinese wet market. Basically if you speak chinese you can tell the lady what you are looking for and she will cut it for you. I think cityshop and smartdirect.cn sell these too.

      • Sean

        I will try that. thanks!