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Garlic Braised Beef Short Ribs



There's something undeniably comforting about the aroma of slow-cooked meats wafting through the kitchen, teasing our taste buds and beckoning us to the dining table. And when it comes to comfort food classics, few dishes surpass the indulgent delight of tender, succulent short ribs. Infused with the robust flavors of garlic, onion, and aromatic herbs, these melt-in-your-mouth ribs are sure to become a staple in your culinary repertoire. So, fire up your Dutch oven and prepare to embark on a flavor-packed journey with a culinary classic that transcends mere comfort food, this dish invites you on a journey of flavor that will surely earn its place as a staple in your kitchen.


Ingredients:

  • 2 tablespoons of avocado oil

  • Bone-in short ribs, preferably at least 1½ inches thick

  • Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper

  • 2 large heads of garlic, minced

  • 3 shallots, finely chopped

  • 2 cups of beef stock or bone broth, plus more as needed

  • 4 sprigs of thyme

  • Fresh parsley, coarsely chopped

  • 1 tablespoon of finely grated lemon zest


Instructions:

  1. Preheat your oven to 275°F (135°C).

  2. Generously season your short ribs with kosher salt and freshly ground pepper, perhaps even adding a dash of Kinder’s caramelized onion butter seasoning for an extra layer of flavor.

  3. Heat a Dutch oven over medium-high heat and add the avocado oil. Sear the short ribs on all sides until they develop a rich, golden-brown crust, then set them aside momentarily.

  4. In the same pot, sauté the shallots for about 2 minutes until they soften, then add the minced garlic, stirring constantly to prevent burning.

  5. Return the seared short ribs to the pot, nestling them amidst the aromatic shallots and garlic. Pour in enough beef stock to almost cover the ribs.

  6. Introduce the fragrant sprigs of thyme to the pot, then cover it with a lid and transfer it to the preheated oven.

  7. Allow the short ribs to braise gently in the oven for approximately 3 hours, or until they are tender and practically falling off the bone.

  8. Once done, carefully remove the succulent short ribs from the pot, and adorn them with a sprinkling of fresh lemon zest and chopped parsley for a burst of brightness.

  9. Serve these delectable ribs alongside your choice of accompaniments, whether it be velvety cauliflower mash, silky butternut squash puree, or a medley of your favorite seasonal vegetables.


With each tender bite, savor the harmonious blend of flavors that define this timeless dish. Whether it's a cozy family dinner or a gathering of friends, these slow-cooked short ribs are sure to steal the spotlight and leave everyone craving more.


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