Braised Short Ribs Recipe

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Braised Short Ribs
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  1. Chop bacon into 1 1/2 inch chunks. Brown the bacon and set aside. Save the bacon grease too.
  2. Mix the dredge, and coat the ribs. Shake off the extra and set aside.
  3. Be sure that all veggies are chopped and ready to go.
  4. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees F.
  5. Pre-Heat a cast iron skillet on Medium High heat for 5 minutes.
  6. Open your windows! It'll be smokey soon!
  7. Time for the action:.
  8. Once skillet is heated, lightly coat the skillet with the bacon grease, and in batches (3-4)sear the Short ribs. This is the smokey part. Be sure to keep the bottom of the pan nicely coated. Set Ribs aside once again.
  9. Turn skillet off, and coat the bottom of the skillet once more with grease.
  10. Add Onion, keep stirring as not to burn the onions. Once the sizzling subsides a little, turn the heat back on to Medium.
  11. After a few minutes, add the garlic and thyme. Continue to cook for another couple of minutes.
  12. Add 1 pinch of salt, 1 pinch of cracked pepper.
  13. Add carrot and celery, turn the heat back up to medium high and cook for a few more minutes. The veggies should now be almost cooked through.
  14. Add Cayenne.
  15. Add 1 more pinch of salt. Before you add anymore Salt, check the taste. Very Light salt is all that is needed, as this will all be reduced.
  16. Once the temp of the skillet has raised once again, deglaze the pan with wine. Be sure to scrape the bottom of the pan.
  17. Add 1-2 Tbls. of cooked bacon.
  18. Add 1 Tbls. of fresh thyme.
  19. Cover the cast iron skillet with lid, and place in the 350 degree F. oven for 2 hours or until the meat is nice and tender. No less than 2 hours though.
  20. Once on plate, garnish the top with a pinch of thyme and a pinch of bacon. The crunchy bacon adds a great texture change!
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 985.99 Kcal (4128 kJ)
Calories from fat 487.07 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 54.12g 83%
Cholesterol 285.54mg 95%
Sodium 1595.16mg 66%
Potassium 1622.84mg 35%
Total Carbs 32.84g 11%
Sugars 3.18g 13%
Dietary Fiber 4.69g 19%
Protein 92.16g 184%
Vitamin C 6.1mg 10%
Vitamin A 0.2mg 8%
Iron 5.4mg 30%
Calcium 134.8mg 13%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 200.14 Kcal (838 kJ)
Calories from fat 98.87 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 10.99g 83%
Cholesterol 57.96mg 95%
Sodium 323.79mg 66%
Potassium 329.41mg 35%
Total Carbs 6.67g 11%
Sugars 0.65g 13%
Dietary Fiber 0.95g 19%
Protein 18.71g 184%
Vitamin C 1.2mg 10%
Iron 1.1mg 30%
Calcium 27.4mg 13%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Weightwatchers Points

  • 23.4
  • 26

Good Points

  • saturated fat free

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium

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