Recipe by Chef John
"Beef short ribs are pretty much foolproof, and as long as two things happen, you are in for some very fine eats. First, the beef must be really well browned I'm talking deep, dark, crusty, and caramelized. The other key step is easier. To paraphrase an expression, 'stick a fork in them, they're done.' Just braise them until they're fork-tender. After browning properly, the only way to mess these up is to undercook them, so don't."
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bacon, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
3 1/2 pounds
beef short ribs
salt and ground black pepper to taste
fresh thyme, leaves stripped
If I could rate this 10 stars, I would. Followed recipe exactly with the exception of the cooking time. I added an extra hour in the dutch oven. These were melt in your mouth, divine tasting and a huge hit at the dinner table. Will definitely make again.
I rated this recipe three stars, because it was way too salty for me. I will make this recipe again because I can taste all the flavors behind the salt, they were very good. When I prepare it the next time, I won't salt the meat and use a low sodium beef broth.
Chef John's recipe is excellent! It is "Julia Child-esque" in its simple elegance and richness.
Two firsts for me:
This recipe compelled me to write my first ever review (can't believe this recipe doesn't have one!) And...
This was my first time eating short ribs let alone cooking them. I am a chronic, habitual recipe tweaker, but this time I refrained. The only changes I made were the serving size--I cook for 2 and these are rather expensive--and I did do them in the crock pot. Otherwise I followed the recipe as written and thickened the gravy a bit at the end with a flour slurry. The gravy is rich and delicious and had so much of it left over I froze for later. Served with scratch made mashed potatoes and steamed baby carrots in a lemon chive butter.
Next time I plan to do them on a weekend and use the Dutch oven. I bet they'll be even better! (Also plan to use this recipe for a roast) Thanks Chef John!
This is one of many of Chef John's recipes that I have tried and every time they are a winner. This recipe is no different. Bacon, onion and beef - what's not to love?! I had never cooked with dry sherry before (usually use regular wine) so that was new to me but the short ribs turned out perfect and very tasty. Will be putting this one in my "keeper" recipe rotation. Thanks again Chef John! Keep the recipes coming!
I made this the other night and it was a big hit. Really, really goooood. I will mention that I learned braising meant cooking the meat in broth that only covers 1/2 way up the ribs. Otherwise, covering the ribs to the top or over is actually boiling it. 4 quarts of broth was too much. 2 quarts was perfect. But towards the end I did put the rest of the broth in because I threw in carrots and Yukon gold potatoes. I'm no expert but it worked well for me. The meat fell off the bones when I was transferring it. This recipe takes a long time but it was great.
Best short ribs ever! I followed the recipe exactly and could not imagine changing a single thing. Will certainly use this recipe to impress guests.
This recipe sounded so delicious that I went out immediately and got the ingredients to make it for Sunday dinner. It wasn't cheap but the flavour and the way it made our house smell was reminiscent of Sunday family dinners when I was growing up. I made it exactly as laid out in the recipe except I forgot to "bring ribs mixture to a simmer" before putting it in the oven. For us, I think Chef John's timing worked better. I left it in for the extra hour as several reviewers stated and it was fall off the bone delicious but we prefer ours still on the bone like he has it in the video. We served it over homemade mashed potatoes with thyme roasted beets. It was simple, straightforward, tasted unbelievable and SO worthy of company. As Chef John says "Enjoy"......you will!
My entire family went crazy for this meal. It was absolutely fantastic, I didn't change a thing to the recipe. Served ribs and sauce on a bed of mashed potatoes. I can't believe how much my 2 year old ate. This will definitely be part of our dinner rotation.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Sherry Braised Beef Short Ribs
Serving Size: 1/8 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 8
Amount Per Serving
** Calories: 490
** Calories from Fat: 348
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