Fall-off-the-bone short ribs

  • Preparation Time15 mins
  • Cooking Time105 mins
  • Serves4
  • DifficultyEasy
6 (113g) beef short ribs
Salt and freshly cracked black pepper
3 tbsps grapeseed oil
1 small onion, diced
240ml dry red wine
60ml balsamic vinegar
1 (515g) tin stewed tomatoes
920ml beef stock
2 sprigs fresh thyme
1 sprig fresh rosemary
4 brioche buns
Kicked-up coleslaw, recipe follows
1) Preheat oven to 190C/Gas 5.

2) Season the short ribs with salt and pepper. In a large Dutch oven or soup pot over medium-high heat, add the oil. Sear the ribs on all sides until well coloured and slightly charred. Remove the ribs from pan to a plate and set aside.

3) Over medium low heat, add the onions to the Dutch oven and cook for 1-2 minutes. Add the red wine and vinegar and reduce liquid by half. Stir in the tomatoes, stock and fresh herbs. Add the short ribs and cover the pot. Put in the oven and cook until meat is fork tender, about 90 minutes.

4) Remove the pot from oven, transfer the short ribs to a large bowl and shred the meat.

Assemble the sandwiches on brioche buns with coleslaw. Skim the fat from the cooking liquid, strain into a serving bowl and use for dipping the sandwiches.

Kicked up coleslaw:

In a large bowl, mix together all ingredients. Allow to sit in refrigerator for 30 minutes before serving. Serve on top of sandwiches.

Yield: 6 servings
Prep time: 10 minutes
Ease of preparation: easy

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