The aroma of meat and vegetables in a wine and beef sauce permeates the house, and makes you salivate. Comfort food cooking and you just can’t wait for dinner. Everyone loves comfort food. Especially when the weather is dreary or our mood needs a pick-me-up. One of my family’s favorite comfort food meals is beef short ribs. They have such a deep, tender flavor, and make the most delicious sauce. A stick to your ribs (no pun intended), dinner that leaves everyone satisfied.
You don’t need to spend hours in the kitchen, preparing a five course dinner, to please your family. You only need to meld flavors together to create the perfect dish. Use your favorite blend of spices and you get an explosion of flavors in your mouth.
What’s the best part of this comfort food meal? It’s easy to prepare. Short ribs require very little prep, and even a novice cook can make them. Brown the ribs, sauté your favorite aromatic veggies, then cook everything low and slow in a wine and beef broth. The result is fall off the bone, flavor packed ribs and veggies in a sauce that melts in your mouth.
You don’t like wine? Change your braising liquid from wine to beer. Perhaps you like hoisin or tomato sauce. Maybe a combination of both. You are in control. Not a huge garlic fan, leave it out. Is cumin your favorite spice? Add it. Whatever your preference, the result is fall off the bone, flavor packed ribs and veggies in a sauce that melts in your mouth.
Another great thing about short ribs, you can make them in advance. Short ribs are forgiving when it comes to cooking time, and they taste even better the next day.
Want a great dinner party food? Beef short ribs. Make them the day before and reheat them the day of the party. You won’t be spending all your time in the kitchen—you can enjoy your guests.