Wine Braised Short Ribs

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Serves 4

  • 2 Tbsp. vegetable oil
  • 2 1⁄2 lbs. boneless short ribs
  • Flour for dredging
  • Salt and pepper
  • 2 Tbsp. unsalted butter
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 1 carrot, finely chopped
  • 1 celery rib, finely chopped
  • 2 Tbsp. tomato paste
  • 2 Tbsp. flour
  • 750 ml. dry red wine
  • 2 c. chicken stock

Preheat oven to 300 degrees; place rack in lower third. Salt and pepper meat. Dredge in flour; shake off excess. Heat oil in 5-quart Dutch oven and brown meat. Remove; discard cooking oil. Melt butter in Dutch oven. Add onion, carrot, and celery. Cook until lightly browned, stirring frequently. Add tomato paste, then 2 Tbsp. flour; cook 1 minute, stirring. Add wine and chicken stock, stirring to loosen browned bits. Return meat to Dutch oven; stir to cover in liquid. Cover and braise in oven for 2 to 2 1⁄2 hours, turning meat twice, until tender. Remove meat and tent with foil to keep warm. Strain solids from sauce; skim off fat. Return liquid to Dutch oven; boil until reduced to 2 cups. Return meat to sauce and simmer until heated through.

Accompany with Cooper-Garrod Cabernet Sauvignon