Recipes of the Month

April 2019

BRAISED BEEF SHORT RIBS

These short ribs take some time and eort to prepare, but the results are worth it as you toast your delicious handiwork work with a big, bold glass of Barbaresco Style red.

Ingredients

Koftas:

  • 4 thick-cut beef short ribs, about 2 to 2 1/2 lb
  • Coarse salt and pepper
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 leek, white part only, halved and sliced
  • 2 large carrots, chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1/2 cup chopped sun-dried tomatoes
  • 3 tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cups good quality beef broth
  • 1 cup red wine
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar

To Serve:

  • 1 lb fresh gnocchi
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 6 cups baby spinach

Method:

  1. Preheat oven to 325°F.
  2. Season short ribs with salt and pepper. Heat oil in a Dutch oven set over medium. Brown ribs all over. Remove to a plate.
  3. Add leek, carrot and garlic to pot; sauté for 5 minutes. Stir in sun-dried tomatoes and flour; cook for 1 minute. Stir in broth, wine and balsamic vinegar; bring to a boil.
  4. Nestle ribs into pot and transfer to oven; cook, covered, for 1 hour. Uncover and cook for 1 to 1 1/2 hours, turning ribs occasionally. (Skim any accumulated fat off the surface of the sauce as desired.)

To Serve:
Meanwhile, boil gnocchi in salted water according to package directions; drain well. Heat butter in a large, nonstick skillet set over medium heat. Add garlic and sauté for 1 minute. Add gnocchi in a single layer. Top with spinach; cover and cook for 3 minutes. Uncover and toss gnocchi and spinach until wilted; divide between serving bowls. Top each portion with a rib and spoon over sauce to taste.

Yields: 4 servings

Recipe by: Winexpert

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