Enjoy this recipe that I created for www.ketologic.com.
- 8 whole beef short ribs, about 2 pounds
- 4 tablespoons olive oil, divided
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 2 yellow onions, cut into 1-inch chunks
- 1 bunch leeks, rinsed and sliced, green ends discarded
- 4 cloves garlic, sliced
- 1 teaspoon dried thyme
- ½ cup red wine
- 1 tablespoon soy sauce
- 2 cups beef stock
- 2 cups heavy cream
- 3 tablespoons Parmesan cheese, grated (optional)
- salt and pepper to taste
- dash hot sauce
- Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Season the short ribs all around liberally with salt and pepper. In a dutch oven, heat 2 tablespoons of the olive oil at medium-high heat. Once the oil is hot, sear the short ribs on both sides for about 2 minutes on each side. Transfer the short ribs to a plate.
- Add the other 2 tablespoons of olive oil, along with the 2 tablespoons of butter to the pot. Toss in the onions, leeks and garlic and stir continuously for about 2 minutes until it just begins to soften. Add the red wine, soy sauce, and the beef stock, and return the short ribs to the pot; turn off the heat on the stove. Cover the pot and place in the oven for about 3 hours. Check the short ribs. They should be tender, almost falling apart, but not quite. More cooking time may be needed if they are still tough.
- Return the short ribs back to the plate and put the pot back on the stove at medium-high heat. Add the heavy cream to the pot and bring to a boil; reduce the heat to low and simmer for about 5-10 minutes. Season well with salt and pepper and add the dash of hot sauce, along with the Parmesan cheese (if you decide to use it). Puree in a blender or with a hand-held immersion blender. Note: If the soup looks to thick, it can easily be thinned out with a little water or more beef stock. If it is too thin to your liking, simply put it back on the stove at medium-low heat and let it reduce for a few minutes. It can either be served as a soup or used as a gravy for the short ribs.
- Yield: 8
Brandon McDearis is the owner of Your Way Cuisine, http://www.yourwaycuisine.com, a personal chef and nutrition consulting business. He is also a professional wanderer that spends much of his year trotting the globe and working in places such as Alaska, Australia, and Antarctica.