Short Ribs with Pasta

I love making Michael Short Ribs because I know it is one of his favorite things. Rare that I cook red meat at all, but I do this sometimes because I know he likes to eat it every once in a while. He really liked this dish but, as I found out, prefers his meat separate from his pasta. So all the leftovers I packed up were meat only 🙂 He also said that the chocolate didn’t add much, so forget about it if you don’t have that, although it did add a pretty touch to the dish. Overall, he really liked this dish, but I don’t think he has met a short rib he didn’t like.

Short Ribs with Pasta
Recipe adapted from Giada De Laurentiis
Serves 4-6

  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 pounds short ribs
  • Salt and Freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 carrot, peeled and chopped
  • 1/2 cup fresh parsley leaves
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 (14-ounce) can tomatoes (whole or diced)
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh rosemary leaves
  • 2 teaspoon fresh thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 1/2 cups beef broth
  • 3/4 cup red wine
  • 1 pound pasta
  • 4 to 6 teaspoons shaved bittersweet chocolate
  1. Place the olive oil in a large heavy soup pot over medium heat. Season the short ribs with salt and pepper, and dredge in the flour. Add the short ribs to the pan and brown on all sides, about 7 minutes total.
  2. Meanwhile, combine the onion, carrot, parsley and garlic in a food processor and blend until finely minced. Then add the tomatoes and tomato paste and pulse.
  3. Once the short ribs are browned, carefully add the mixture from the food processor to the pot. Add the rosemary, thyme, oregano, bay leaf, beef broth, and wine. Bring the mixture to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer, covered, for 1 hour and 15 minutes. Remove the lid and simmer for another hour and a half, stirring occasionally.
  4. Remove the meat and bones from the pot. Discard the bones. Shred the meat and return it to the pot. Season with 1/2 teaspoon salt and 3/4 teaspoon pepper, or to taste.
  5. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil over high heat. Add the pasta and cook until done. Drain the pasta, reserving 1 cup of the cooking liquid. Add the pasta to the pot and stir to combine. Add the reserved pasta liquid 1/4 cup at a time, if needed, to moisten the pasta.
  6. Transfer to serving bowls, top each bowl with 1 teaspoon of chocolate shavings. Serve immediately.

Short Ribs and Sauce before cooking

Short Ribs after cooking and shredding

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