Author Notes: I love cooking but I hate cleaning up the mess... especially a dish like braised short ribs. So, I concocted a method of cooking this dish that not only eliminates a LOT of pots and pans but adds imense flavor. I use either bone in or boneless. I use just enough fire power from my BBQ to brown and glaze the ribs and then I close the lid to smoke them for a few minutes. Then on to the braising steps of the recipe. I add a green salad and of course a great bottle of California wine . —dymnyno
3 pounds. boneless short ribs
1 large onion, chopped
stalks celery, chopped
bottle of dry full bodied red wine, like cabernet sauvignon, cabernet franc or merlot
tablespoons. olive oil
marinade of oil, ginger, soy sauce
1 bunch of parsley, chopped
handfull of pink peppercorns, for garnish
- In a heavy Dutch oven quickly sautee the onion, celery, and carrots for about 5 minutes.
- Add the entire bottle of red wine (use good red wine...try a glass and if you don't like the taste of the wine, don't use it...always use a wine good enough to drink).
- Reduce the wine to about half.
- Fire up the BBQ or Big Green Egg which is best for smokin'!
- Add the meat to a light mixture of olive oil with a little soy sauce, ginger and toss. Don't put too much spices or flavoring in the marinade...remember it will be reduced in the braising and reduction steps.
- BBQ the meat until brown but not burned. Turn off the flame and leave the ribs in the bbq for a few minutes to add more smokey flavor. Remove from BBQ.
- Add meat to reduced red wine vegetable mixture. Add enough water to barely cover. Throw in the chopped parsley. Put pan cover on and cook in a 250 degree oven for about 3 hours or until tender.
- Remove meat from pot. Remove vegetables and discard. Strain remaining liquid and return to pot and reduce to a sauce. Cool sauce and remove fat.
- Add meat back to pot . Heat.
- Serve the meat with sauce poured over it.
- This recipe was entered in the contest for Your Best Barbecue
- This recipe was entered in the contest for Your Best Dish You (Intentionally) Set on Fire
- This recipe was entered in the contest for Your Best Short Ribs
- This recipe was entered in the contest for Your Best Home Alone Dinner