Saturday, April 05, 2008

Oven Braised Short Ribs & Mushrooms With Mashed Potatoes

Ok, I haven't posted in over two weeks which means I either didn't have time or I didn't cook anything newsworthy. Answer = both. My 8 quart Staub enamel on cast iron dutch oven has been sitting on my table as a reminder to "cook something in me". This all just somehow came together today. Some time and the need to cook.

I was browsing the cookbooks at Costco and came across a new one to me- "Things Cooks Love" by Sur La Table with recipes by Marie Simmons. Only a couple of pages covered dutch ovens and I immediately paged to it. I knew I was going to buy this cookbook once I read this recipe and then I headed back to the meat section for some short ribs to cook today's project- Braised Short Ribs (without the fennel)and mushrooms.

The recipe suggested mashed potatoes as an accompaniment. I decided to do garlic and roasted mini bellpepper mashed potatoes.

Braised Short Ribs
5 pounds boneless short ribs
salt and freshly ground pepper
2 medium onions diced
1 cup diced celery
1 cup diced carrots
4 garlic cloves
3 cups red wine
2 bay leaves
2 cups sliced mushrooms
2X14.5 oz stewed diced tomatoes

Ingredients prepped for short ribs

Browning of boneless short ribs

Onion, celery, carrots and garlic

Red wine and diced tomatoes added. Reduce for 8-10 minutes.

Add browned short ribs and mushrooms. Make sure ribs are covered by vegetables. Cover and move to 325 degree oven for 2-2.5hours. Beef should be easily shredded

Minced garlic. (Lots- did I ever tell you I love garlic)

Garlic and Roasted Pepper Mashed Potatoes
4 medium russett potatoes
4 cloves garlic finely diced
5 mini red, orange yellow peppers
1/4 sour cream
1/4 cup milk
salt and freshly ground black pepper

Roasting mini bell peppers

Garlic and roasted mini bell pepper mashed potatoes.

Braised short ribs out of the oven.


Steve2 in LA said...

Nice recipe, great looking pictures. Really well done. Thanks.

barb said...

dang that looks good - love those little bell peppers. Always looking for ways to use them - thanks very much I just found another.

GirlyFruFru said...

OH MY GOSH!! That looks great, I wish I had the time and energy to do that !!

Anonymous said...

Nice short ribs, we might try to make this sometime too. Take a look at our korean style braised short ribs if you have time!