Braised beef short rib bites with beets "Borscht"

Braised beef short rib bites with beets "Borscht"
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Paul Gstrein

Short Rib Borscht

Borscht is a very common beetroots soup or stew in Russia. This recipe, developed by chef Paul Gstrein, combines the flavor of the beet with succulent short ribs. The ribs are divided into bite-sized pieces perfect for appetizers!


Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Place the short ribs on a sheet pan,
sprinkle with salt and pepper, and roast for 15 minutes. Remove from the
oven. Reduce the oven temperature to 300 degrees F.

Meanwhile, heat the olive oil in a large Dutch oven and add the beets,
leek, onion, celery and carrots and cook over medium-low heat for 20
minutes, stirring occasionally. Add the garlic and cook for another 2
minutes. Add the tomato paste and wine, bring to a boil and cook over high
heat until the liquid is reduced by half, about 10 minutes. Add 1
tablespoon salt and 1 teaspoon pepper. Tie the rosemary and thyme together
with kitchen twine and add to the pot.

Place the roasted ribs on top of the vegetables in the Dutch oven and add
the brown sugar and beef stock. Bring to a simmer over high heat. Cover the
Dutch oven and bake for 2 hours or until the meat is very tender.

Carefully remove the short ribs from the pot and set aside keeping warm.
Discard the herbs and vegetables and skim the excess fat. Strain liquid
through chinoise strainer into clean pot and reduce to create a sauce that
will coat the meat nicely. Glaze the meat with the reduced sauce,

Serve with roasted beets, fingerling potatoes, Brussels sprouts and creamed
horseradish, or your vegetables of choice.


Calories per serving:

1,455 calories

Dietary restrictions:

Low Carb Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Wheat Free, Egg Free, Milk Free, Peanut Free, Tree Nut Free, Soy Free, Fish Free, Shellfish Free, Pork Free, Kosher

Daily value:



  • Fat 118g 182%
  • Carbs 28g 9%
  • Saturated 49g 243%
  • Fiber 5g 19%
  • Sugars 15g
  • Monounsaturated 56g
  • Polyunsaturated 5g
  • Protein 46g 92%
  • Cholesterol 228mg 76%
  • Sodium 1,300mg 54%
  • Calcium 128mg 13%
  • Magnesium 98mg 25%
  • Potassium 1,498mg 43%
  • Iron 7mg 39%
  • Zinc 10mg 68%
  • Phosphorus 518mg 74%
  • Vitamin A 323µg 36%
  • Vitamin C 15mg 25%
  • Thiamin (B1) 0mg 21%
  • Riboflavin (B2) 1mg 30%
  • Niacin (B3) 9mg 45%
  • Vitamin B6 1mg 63%
  • Folic Acid (B9) 126µg 31%
  • Vitamin B12 8µg 128%
  • Vitamin E 2mg 11%
  • Vitamin K 50µg 63%
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