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Braised Short Rib Stew

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Ingredients

  • 8 beef short ribs, about 3 to 4 pounds
  • 1 teaspoon coarse salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 cup dry red wine, I used cabernet
  • 12 ounces sliced mushrooms
  • 1 sweet onion, diced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 3 large yukon gold potatoes, peeled and cubed
  • 4 cups low-sodium beef stock
  • 2 cups cold water
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 3/4 cup sliced carrots
  • chopped fresh parsley

Instructions 

  • Season the short ribs with the salt and pepper. Heat a large pot over medium-high heat and add the olive oil. Once it’s hot, add the short ribs and sear them until deeply golden, about 4 to 5 minutes. Add in 2/3 cup red wine and let cook for 1 to 2 minutes, the reduce the heat to low and cover. Cook the short ribs for 2 hours, checking on them occasionally. If the liquid cooks off, add more in the form of wine, beef stock or water just so there is a thin layer on the bottom of the pot.
  • After 2 hours, remove the ribs from the pot and place them in a bowl. There should be a bit of liquid left in the pot (if there seems to be a lot, drain some). Add the mushrooms and cook, stirring until softened, about 5 minutes. Add in the onions and garlic, stirring to toss. Cook for 5 minutes. Add the remaining wine and cook for 2 minutes more. Remove the beef from the ribs, discarding any large chunks of fat or gristle. Add the beef, beef stock and potatoes to the pot. Bring the mixture to a boil then cover and reduce the heat to low. Cook for 20 minutes, or until the potatoes just soften.
  • Place the cold water in a shaker bottle. Add the flour to the water and cover the bottle (or jar) and shake for 30 seconds to make a slurry. Add the carrots and the slurry to the stew and stir well. Increase the heat a bit until the stew is simmering. Let it cook for 30 more minutes, stirring occasionally, until the carrots are softened. Taste and season additionally with salt and pepper if needed – this will depend on the sodium level of your stock.
  • Serve with freshly chopped parsley on top.
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