Braised Short Ribs

May 13, 2012

Want to show your mom how much you love and appreciate her this Mother’s Day? Give her flowers, take her shopping, treat her to a spa day, and then cook her a delicious dinner of fall-off-the-bone braised short ribs with horseradish mashed potatoes. And wine. Lots and lots of wine.

Admittedly, this is not a quick and easy meal. You have to brown the meat, sweat a bunch of aromatic vegetables, reduce wine into a delicious sauce, and then braise the ribs for hours until the meat is falling off the bone. It’s a process, but it’s worth it.

And, it’s not like you have to stand in the kitchen waiting for your ribs to braise. Once the meat has been browned and your braising sauce has been made, all you have to do is combine the two, stick everything in the oven, and walk away. In the two and a half hours that it took for my meat to cook, I watched three episodes of Big Bang Theory, did some gardening on the balcony, and even squeezed in a quick cat nap. It was awesome.

But not as awesome as the smells coming from the oven. Definitely not as awesome as the first taste of these amazing ribs. They’re tender, they’re juicy, they’re wonderfully meaty and savory. And when eaten in conjunction with zesty, slightly spicy horseradish mashed potatoes? Divine.

Happy Mother’s Day!

For other Mother’s Day food ideas, check out these recipes from the archives:

   

Breakfast/Brunch

Lunch/Dinner

8 Comments

  1. Sarah says:

    This looks so savory – I’m suddenly having a very strong beef craving…

    • justputzing says:

      Well I have about a million pounds of this left so if you want to hop on a plane to the east coast… ;)

  2. Dev says:

    The pictures look amazing! I can’t access the recipe though :(

    • justputzing says:

      I have fixed the link, so it should work now. For some reason the formatting on the guest post is a little messed up, and I can’t fix it, but you should still be able to see the ingredients and steps for the recipe. Good luck!

  3. Dev says:

    When I click on the link I get the ‘Forbidden’ page!

  4. Dev says:

    Now it works! Strange that I didn’t have access to the page before. Anyway, great recipe!!

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