SLOW-COOKED BEEF SHORT RIBS RECIPE

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SLOW-COOKED BEEF SHORT RIBS
Short ribs are going through a real renaissance, just like lamb shanks and pork cheeks have before them. They are a cheap cut full of fat and sinew that disappears as you slowly cook them in red wine and stock. Roasting the tomato purée—or ″cooking it out,″ as we say in kitchens—rounds off the tart notes you sometimes get in tomatoes.
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Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 325°F.
  2. Heat a deep-sided roasting pan on the stovetop and add a glug of olive oil. Season the short ribs with salt and pepper thoroughly, then cook for 10–15 minutes to brown very well on all sides.
  3. Add the halved garlic head, cut side down, pushing it to the bottom of the pan. Add the tomato purée and heat for a minute or two to cook it out. Pour in the wine to deglaze the pan, scraping up the bits at the bottom. Bring to a boil and cook for 10–15 minutes until the liquid is reduced by half, then add stock to nearly cover the ribs (you’ll need less stock if your roasting pan isn’t very large). Bring to a boil again, basting the ribs with the juices.
  4. Cover the roasting pan with foil and cook in the preheated oven for 3–4 hours, basting now and then until the meat is tender and falling away from the bone.
  5. About 10 minutes before the short ribs are ready to come out, cook the pancetta for 2–3 minutes until crisp and golden. Add the mushrooms and cook for 4–5 minutes until tender. Drain off any excess fat.
  6. When the short ribs are ready, remove from the oven and transfer to a serving dish. Squeeze the garlic cloves out of their skins and pass through a sieve. Spoon off any excess fat from the beef cooking liquid, then strain it through the sieve and mix with the garlic. (If the sauce is too thin, reduce the cooking liquid by heating for 10–15 minutes more after straining.)
  7. Serve the short ribs topped with the hot pancetta and mushrooms and the sauce poured around. Garnish with chopped flat-leaf parsley.

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