Short Ribs Braised in Beer

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Ingredients

  • beef short ribs
  •   Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 2 Tablespoons  olive oil
  • slices bacon, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • medium red onion, sliced into 1/2-inch rings
  • 1 Tablespoon  tomato paste
  • bottle Guinness, or another dark beer
  • 1/4 Cup  red-wine vinegar
  • 1 Cup  beef stock
  • 1/4 Tablespoon  shaved bittersweet chocolate

It's hard to do short ribs wrong, but this recipe does them oh-so right. The short ribs are braised in a chocolatey-Guinness beer liquid to give them a uniquely rich flavor. 

Directions

Preheat the oven 350 degrees. Generously salt and pepper the short ribs. In a large heavy pot  heat the oil until very hot. Sear the ribs until brown on all sides. Remove the ribs from the pan, and pour off the excess oil, but don't clean the pan.

Add the bacon and cook until the fat is rendered, about 5 minutes. Add the onions and cook until lightly browned, about 6 minutes. Don't worry if the onions start to fall apart, they will. Add the tomato paste and cook, stirring, for another 2 minutes. Add the beer, vinegar, beef stock, chocolate, and the ribs. Bring the liquid to a boil. At this point you can cover the pot and cook in the oven until they're fork tender, about 2 hours and 15 minutes.

Alternatively, just dump everything into the pot of a slow cooker, cover, and cook on low while you're at work. When you're ready to serve, remove the ribs, and onions from the pot, and pour the remaining liquid into a wide saucepan. Bring the liquid to a boil and cook until it's reduced by at least 1/3 (your call as to how thick you want the sauce). Taste and check for seasoning. Add the ribs and onions back to the sauce, serve with mashed potatoes and enjoy.

Nutrition

Calories per serving:

2,825 calories

Dietary restrictions:

Low Carb Dairy Free, Egg Free, Milk Free, Peanut Free, Tree Nut Free, Soy Free, Fish Free, Shellfish Free

Daily value:

141%

Servings:

2
  • Fat 255g 392%
  • Carbs 17g 6%
  • Saturated 104g 522%
  • Fiber 2g 7%
  • Trans 0g
  • Sugars 5g
  • Monounsaturated 119g
  • Polyunsaturated 13g
  • Protein 98g 196%
  • Cholesterol 494mg 165%
  • Sodium 988mg 41%
  • Calcium 98mg 10%
  • Magnesium 124mg 31%
  • Potassium 1,971mg 56%
  • Iron 11mg 59%
  • Zinc 20mg 134%
  • Phosphorus 996mg 142%
  • Vitamin A 13µg 1%
  • Vitamin C 6mg 10%
  • Thiamin (B1) 1mg 44%
  • Riboflavin (B2) 1mg 55%
  • Niacin (B3) 20mg 100%
  • Vitamin B6 2mg 109%
  • Folic Acid (B9) 55µg 14%
  • Vitamin B12 16µg 261%
  • Vitamin D 0µg 0%
  • Vitamin E 3mg 13%
  • Vitamin K 12µg 15%
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