Monday, January 16, 2012

Chianti Braised Short Ribs

Crock Pot cooking at its best!

This is the recipe for your busy day literally this goes into a crock pot and comes out amazing.  I am not much for crock pot recipes having mostly used mine for keeping things warm when there is a crowd around.  I will often make something on the stove then pour it into the crock pot.  I am so glad I tried this, the beef just fell off the bones, the vegetable and sauce we so good.  I will now try some other slow cooked meals what a treat at the end of the day when you just lift the lid and dig in.  This comes from Rachel Ray she is always good for "realistic" meals. I have adapted it a bit.  If you have a crock pot recipe that is a favorite, please share!

Chianti Braised Short Ribs


8 beef short ribs on the bone (4-5 pounds)
salt & pepper
1 T vegetable oil
1 onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
2 c chianti wine ( I used a Pinot Noir)
1 can petite diced tomatoes
1 tsp tomato paste
1 lb mushrooms sliced


Season the ribs with salt and pepper, in a large hot skillet (cast iron works great for this) sear on both sides.  Do this in batches, as they are done place in crock pot.

In skillet saute onions, mushrooms, garlic, until slightly soft.  Stir in wine and tomatoes then bring to boil, transfer to crock pot cook on low for 6 hours.

Transfer ribs to platter, strain liquid into skillet, skim off fat, add tomato paste and simmer till reduced.  Spoon over ribs and serve.

sear ribs

add sauteed vegetables

let simmer away

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