Braised Short Ribs With Carrots and Parsnips
Nourish your family with fall-off-the-bone short ribs braised in a combination of wine and Simply Dressed® Balsamic Salad Dressing and served with roasted vegetables.
Ready In: 75 Minutes
Prep Time: 30 Minutes Cook Time: 45 Minutes
Additional items: cheesecloth or small drawstring net bag
Preheat oven to 325°F.
Wrap peppercorns, star anise and bay leaves in a small square of cheesecloth, tie with kitchen twine and reserve.
Sprinkle short ribs with salt and pepper.
In a very large, high-sided skillet or stovetop-safe roasting pan such as a Dutch Oven, heat canola oil over high heat until very hot but not smoking.
Sear ribs until deeply browned on both sides, about 9-10 minutes total. Remove ribs to a plate.
Discard all but 2 tablespoons fat from the pan and add onions, carrots and parsnips, celery, garlic, salt and pepper and cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until slightly softened, about 10 minutes.
Add tomato paste, stir to incorporate and cook an additional 5 minutes. Add wine, tomato sauce, ½ cup of Simply Dressed® Balsamic Salad Dressing and reserved bundled spices and bring to a boil.
Reduce heat to medium and cook until liquid is reduced by 2/3, about 30 minutes.
Add 3 cups beef stock, return to a boil and cook an additional 10-15 minutes, until liquid is reduced by 1/3
Return ribs to a Dutch Oven or roasting pan, seal tightly with aluminum foil or pot cover.
Place pot in oven and braise until ribs are fork-tender, about 2 to 2 ½ hours.
Halfway into braising, prepare roasted carrots and parsnips:
Toss carrots and parsnips with olive oil, salt and pepper and transfer to a large baking sheet.
Place in same oven as short ribs and roast until tender and gently browned, about an hour.
Remove and keep covered with foil.
Remove ribs from oven, uncover and remove meat to a platter to cool.
Remove spice bundle and discard.
Transfer braising liquid and solids to a blender or food processor and add remaining ¼ cup Simply Dressed® Balsamic Salad Dressing and 1 cup of the remaining broth.
Puree until smooth, then transfer to a saucepan, season with salt and pepper and warm gently, adding more broth if sauce thickens too much.
Separate meat from bones and arrange on a platter. Serve with warm vegetable puree and roasted parsnips and carrots.