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German Style Short Ribs

2 Jan

A crock pot makes easy fair of this long cooking recipe, but trust me it’s worth the wait.

3/4 cup sweet red wine

1/2 cup mango chutney

3 TBSP quick-cooking tapioca

1/4 cup water

3 TBSP brown sugar

3 TBSP cider vinegar

1 TBSP Worcestershire sauce

1/2 tsp salt

1/2 tsp ground mustard

1/2 tsp chili powder

1/2 tsp black pepper

4 pounds bone-in beef short ribs

2 medium onions, sliced

Hot cooked egg noodles or rice

In a 5 quart crock pot, combine the first 11 ingredients. Add ribs and turn to coat. Top with onions. Cover and cook on low for 8 to 10 hours or until meat is tender. Remove ribs from cooker. Toss in a hand full of ice cubes to absorb the fat. Remove ice quickly and discard. Put cooked noodles in 13×9 glass baking dish. Arrange ribs on top and pour sauce evenly over the top.

Serves 8

302 calories per serving without noodles or rice. 11 g fat (5 saturated) 55 mg cholesterol, 378 mg sodium, 28 g carbs, 1 g fiber, 19 g protein.

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Braised Beef Short Ribs

31 Dec

5 pounds Beef Short Ribs

1 -28oz can peeled tomatoes

2 bulbs garlic–finly minced

1-large yellow onion–diced

3 large carrots–peeled and diced

4 celery stalks–diced

3 sprigs fresh thyme

2 tsp. dried oregano

3 bay leaves

1 gallon beef stock

2 cups sweet red wine

1 cup Guinness Beer

1/2 cup olive or vegetable oil

Pre-heat oven to 450

Rub meat with oil and reserve some for later. Season meat with salt and pepper. Bake until golden brown–check after 10 minutes. When meat has browned, remove from oven and let rest 5 minutes. Place in in large, deep roasting pan. In a heavy skillet add 3 TBSp oil and sautee  celery, onion, and carrots until well caramelized over medium heat. Add herbs and spices, cook for 10 more minutes. Add wine and reduce by half, then add beer and stock. Reduce oven heat to 300 degrees.Heat to boiling and  pour over meat. Place in oven and cook 1 hour and 45 minutes. If ribs are not fall off the bone tender continue to cook. When tender remove ribs and cover with some pan juice in a deep serving dish. Strain juice and return to pan. Cook until reduced by half and poor over ribs. Serve with mashed potatos and steamed brocccoli

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