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Braised Beef Ribs with Cranberries

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Short ribs are great for braising because the process of cooking them slowly makes them extremely tender. This recipe incorporates cranberries into the braise and is really, really good! Another great thing about beef short ribs is the price. They are very inexpensive and delicious!
  Beef short ribs 4 Pound
  White onions 2 Medium, coarsely sliced
  Fennel bulb 1 Small, cut into long pieces
  Thyme leaves 1 Teaspoon (3 sprigs)
  Garlic 3 Clove (15 gm), coarsely chopped
  Cranberries 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)
  Red wine 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Beef broth 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Olive oil 2 Tablespoon
  Salt 1 Tablespoon (FOR RUB)
  Pepper 1 Teaspoon (FOR RUB)
  Cumin 1⁄2 Teaspoon (FOR RUB)
  Dry sage 1⁄2 Teaspoon (FOR RUB)

1. Prepare the ingredients according to the list.
2. In a small bowl, add salt, pepper, cumin, dry sage. Mix well.
3. Take the beef short ribs and apply the rub generously on both the sides.
4. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees.

5. In a large pan, heat olive oil.
6. Place the beef short ribs in it and sear them till brown on all sides.
7. Remove the browned meat and drain the excess fat rendered from the meat leaving a little in the pan for cooking.
8. Add the onions, fennel, thyme and sauté till softened.
9. Put the garlic and stir well.
10. Pour a little red wine to deglaze the pan. Scrape out the brown bits on the bottom of the pan.
11. Add the cranberries and return the beef to the pan.
12. Pour the remaining red wine and the broth.
13. Bring it to a boil and cover with a lid.
14. Place it in the oven for 2 hours or till the meat is tender. Remove from the oven.

15. On a serving plate, serve it hot with mashed potatoes.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Main Dish
Beef Rib
Everyday, Healthy
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
Cook Time: 
130 Minutes
Ready In: 
140 Minutes

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 1964 Calories from Fat 1553

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 173 g265.7%

Saturated Fat 72.9 g364.3%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 344 mg114.7%

Sodium 2115.5 mg88.1%

Total Carbohydrates 20 g6.6%

Dietary Fiber 5.5 g22%

Sugars 4.7 g

Protein 68 g135.2%

Vitamin A 4.2% Vitamin C 35%

Calcium 12.4% Iron 32.2%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


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