Simmering ribs add richness to the sauce. When removed from the bone, the meat is meltingly tender. A short tubular pasta, such as ziti, catches sauce inside and out.
- Portion size 4 servings
- Credits : Canadian Living Magazine: March 2007
- 1 lb simmering beef short ribs
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon pepper
- 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
- 1 onion finely diced
- 1 carrots finely diced
- 1 celery stalk finely diced
- 2 cloves garlic minced
- 1 teaspoon dried thyme
- 2 bay leaves
- 2 cups sodium reduced beef stock
- 2/3 cups red wine
- 3 plum tomatoes coarsely chopped
- 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
- 4 cups penne rigate pasta
- 4 cups ziti
Sprinkle short ribs with half each of the salt and pepper. In shallow Dutch oven, heat half of the oil over medium-high heat; brown short ribs. Transfer to plate.
Drain fat from pan. Add remaining oil and heat over medium heat; fry onion, carrot, celery, garlic, thyme, bay leaves and remaining salt and pepper, stirring occasionally, until vegetables are softened, about 6 minutes.
Stir in stock, wine and tomatoes; bring to boil. Return short ribs to pan; reduce heat, cover and simmer until tender, 2 to 2-1/2 hours.
Transfer ribs to plate. Bring sauce to boil; boil until reduced to about 2-1/2 cups (625 mL), about 12 minutes.
Meanwhile, remove meat from ribs; dice meat and return to pan. (Make-ahead: Let cool for 30 minutes. Refrigerate, uncovered, in airtight container until cold; cover and refrigerate for up to 2 days or freeze for up to 1 month. Reheat to continue.) Stir in parsley; simmer until heated through, about 3 minutes. Discard bay leaves.
Meanwhile in large pot of boiling salted water, cook pasta until tender but firm, about 8 minutes. Drain and return to pot or serving bowl. Spoon sauce over top.
Nutritional facts <b>Per serving:</b> about
- Sodium 922 mg
- Protein 30 g
- Calories 585.0
- Total fat 14 g
- Cholesterol 39 mg
- Saturated fat 4 g
- Total carbohydrate 83 g
- Iron 45.0
- Folate 102.0
- Calcium 7.0
- Vitamin A 39.0
- Vitamin C 20.0