These Oven Roasted Beef Short Ribs prove that not all beef short ribs need to be braised into submission or swimming in liquid to be incredibly tender and flavorful. Super tender, intensely beefy, glazed with a sweet and spicy Asian-inspired sauce and topped with a fresh, tangy slaw -- this is absolutely my favorite way to cook short ribs and I have a feeling you might feel the same way after you try this recipe.
These are crazy times we are living in right now
I won't get into it because I know we are all being bombarded with news from so many directions. Just know that I am here if you need any recipe help or advice and that I am incredibly thankful to share this little corner of the internet with you all. I'll be posting some good pantry staple recipes next week and I'll link some at the bottom of this post. If you have any specific requests please email me or leave them in the comments below.
Shop local, especially now
My dear friend Erica at Hayfield Farm came to visit a few weekends ago and brought some meat and eggs and she gave me some beautiful beef short ribs to play with. If you are local, Hayfield Farm's farm store is open for business. Check their website and social channels for hours and what they have in stock. They have a wide variety of locally raised meats and eggs. Keep in mind the eggs are on an as available basis but if you're lucky enough to get some, they are the best eggs. If you are not local to the Fauquier County area, look for local farms in your area that are selling their products. It's a great way to avoid the grocery store and support small businesses.
Back to these beef short ribs
I developed this beef short rib recipe weeks ago and have been meaning to get it posted but somehow never found the time. In all my recipes, I try to think outside the box but I also strive to make them easy, accessible, and achievable for all of you - I like to walk the line between familiar and unique. There are a million slow cooker and Instant Pot beef short rib recipes out there. And just as many red wine braised beef short rib recipes. I love them and it's a great method for cooking tougher cuts of meat. But it's not the only way.
So how do we make these beef short ribs tender?
If you take any fatty, tougher cut of meat and slow roast it, it will reward you with tenderness and So. Much. Flavor. Even more flavor than if you cook it in loads of liquid. And it's so much easier! All you have to do is place your short ribs on a baking tray, cover very tightly with foil, and bake at a low temperature for a few hours. At the end of that time, remove the foil, pour off any fat that has accumulated in the pan, crank the oven temperature up and brush the glaze on a few times until a nice, sticky glaze forms. That's it.
Another bonus to cooking them this way is the fat is much easier to remove from the pan rather than trying to skim it off the top of a pot of braising liquid, or letting it cool overnight in the fridge and then removing it. I'm telling you, this method is the way to go.
What should you serve with these beef short ribs?
Some simple white rice makes the perfect accompaniment. If you want to get more fancy, some vegetable fried rice would be good. Or some simple asian noodles dressed with soy sauce and sesame oil. I like to serve these short ribs with the slaw, lime wedges, red chiles that I've soaked in a little white vinegar for a couple of hours, and some fresh cilantro and sesame seeds. Any veggie side you love would be good here. You could even shred the meat off the bones and make Asian-style shredded beef short rib sandwiches. Like I always tell you, let your imagination run wild! Make this recipe yours and use what you have. And please, if you make it let me know! I love seeing your creations.
See below the recipe for some of my pantry staple recipes. Sending love and positivity your way. I hope you're all healthy, happy, and safe.
xo - AnitaPrint
Here's a list of some good pantry recipes. Don't be afraid to make substitutions. If you have any questions at all, email me, leave comments, or direct message me on Instagram. I'm here to help in any way I can.
Dad's Carbonara - This recipe is getting a facelift next week, but the recipe is perfect. The pasta water is key. This might just be my ultimate comfort food.
Shepherd's Pie - Always a classic, and something I usually have all or most of the ingredients for
Classic Spaghetti and Meatballs - You just can't go wrong here.
Pot Roast - pull that chuck roast out of your freezer and make this. One of the MOST popular recipes on my blog.
Beef & Barley Soup - If you don't have barley, you could easily use rice or pasta. Just check the cooking times and adjust accordingly.
Corn & Potato Chowder- Add crispy bacon to the top, toss in some cooked chicken or a can of tuna or clams for a meatier dish.
Quick Asian Noodle Soup - The simplest soup. I always have a lot of Asian ingredients because I love them. If you don't, you can still make this, it will just be less Asian.
Moldovan Borscht - Don't let the title scare you, it is just a veggie-packed, chicken soup. It has beets, but if you don't have beets, leave them out.
Slow Cooker White Bean and Sausage Stew - I know a lot of us have dried beans lingering on our pantry shelves. Now is the time to use them!
And if it's something sweet you crave, here are some good, basic recipes.
Cinnamon Rolls - The. BEST. period. the end.
Brown Sugar Peach Cobbler - feel free to sub in any frozen fruits you might have
Sweet & Salty Graham Cracker Toffee - simple and fun. Feel free to use saltines instead of graham crackers!
Pear Galette - use apples or other fruits/berries
Raspberry Jam Brownies - just leave out the jam and berries all together if you don't have them. It's a great, basic brownie recipe all on its own.