Chocolate Braised Short Ribs

Chocolate Braised Short Ribs
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Chocolate Braised Short Ribs

Will Budiaman

Chocolate Braised Short Ribs

There isn't a whole lot of cocoa powder that goes onto these short ribs, but this is one case where a little goes a long way. The chocolate flavor infuses the cooking liquid and the meat soaks it all up overnight, resulting in a complexity of flavor that just wouldn't be there without the combination of chocolate and port.

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Directions

Preheat the oven to 300 degrees.

Heat the oil in a sauté pan or Dutch oven over high heat. Season the short ribs with salt and pepper, to taste. When the oil is hot, add the short ribs and sear on all sides, about 10-12 minutes. Coat the short ribs with the cocoa powder, turning them with tongs.

Add the chicken stock and port and bring to a simmer. Cover with a lid and place in the oven until the short ribs are tender, about 3 hours. Remove from the oven, let cool in the liquid, and place in the refrigerator overnight.

The next day, remove the solidified fat from the top of the cooking liquid. Remove the short ribs from the cooking liquid and set aside. Place the pot back over the stove and add the carrots, mushrooms, and potatoes. Cover with the lid, and bring to a simmer over high heat.

Then, reduce the heat to low to maintain the simmer. Cook until the potatoes are fork-tender, about 12-15 minutes, depending on the size of the potatoes. Season with salt and pepper, to taste. Add the short ribs back into the pot to warm through, about 5-7 minutes.  

Nutrition

Calories per serving:

1733 kcal

Daily value:

87%

Servings:

2
  • Carbohydrate, by difference 8 g
  • Protein 175 g
  • Total lipid (fat) 112 g
  • Vitamin A, IU 1115 IU
  • Vitamin A, RAE 324 µg
  • Vitamin B-12 20 µg
  • Vitamin B-6 2 mg
  • Vitamin D 48 IU
  • Vitamin E (alpha-tocopherol) 1 mg
  • Vitamin K (phylloquinone) 13 µg
  • Alanine 9 g
  • Arginine 11 g
  • Ash 11 g
  • Aspartic acid 15 g
  • Betaine 69 mg
  • Calcium, Ca 720 mg
  • Carotene, beta 29 µg
  • Cholesterol 625 mg
  • Choline, total 450 mg
  • Copper, Cu 1 mg
  • Cystine 2 g
  • Fatty acids, total monounsaturated 55 g
  • Fatty acids, total polyunsaturated 5 g
  • Fatty acids, total saturated 48 g
  • Fatty acids, total trans 4 g
  • Fatty acids, total trans-monoenoic 4 g
  • Fiber, total dietary 2 g
  • Folate, DFE 51 µg
  • Folate, food 51 µg
  • Folate, total 51 µg
  • Glutamic acid 29 g
  • Glycine 8 g
  • Histidine 6 g
  • Hydroxyproline 1 g
  • Iron, Fe 18 mg
  • Isoleucine 8 g
  • Leucine 15 g
  • Lysine 15 g
  • Magnesium, Mg 138 mg
  • Methionine 5 g
  • Niacin 20 mg
  • Pantothenic acid 4 mg
  • Phenylalanine 7 g
  • Phosphorus, P 1333 mg
  • Phytosterols 14 mg
  • Potassium, K 1407 mg
  • Proline 9 g
  • Retinol 322 µg
  • Riboflavin 1 mg
  • Selenium, Se 174 µg
  • Serine 7 g
  • Sodium, Na 2091 mg
  • Sugars, total 1 g
  • Threonine 8 g
  • Tryptophan 2 g
  • Tyrosine 7 g
  • Valine 9 g
  • Vitamin D (D2 + D3) 1 µg
  • Vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol) 1 µg
  • Water 385 g
  • Zinc, Zn 57 mg
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