Monday, September 14, 2009

Beef Short Ribs with Cherry Chipotle Sauce

Fall is finally arriving in all parts of the country. Except here in California, where it is always sunny and warm. When December and January arrive I am sure I will happily embrace the warm sun and temperatures, but now I am kind of missing the cool crisp temperatures that fall brings. So to celebrate the changing leaves, pumpkins,crisp apples and cool fall temperatures I am making a hearty and rich braised short ribs.

Beef Short Ribs with Cherry Chipotle Sauce

served with herbed goat cheese mashed potatoes

Serves 4

5-6 lbs beef short ribs
2 tsp. olive oil
1/2 cup flour
1 whole onion chopped
1 cup carrots chopped
1 tsp. salt
1 cup cherries in juice
3 chipotle peppers in adobe sauce
2 cup dry red wine
1 cup beef stock
1 sprig of thyme
1 sprig of rosemary

Preheat oven to 350
* I used a le crueset cast iron stock pot

Heat olive oil in stock pot. Lightly flour beef ribs and brown each side approximately 3-4 minutes. Continue until all ribs have been browned. Set ribs aside. Add chopped onions and carrots to stock pot and saute until soft. Add salt,cherries and juice,chipotles,red wine, beef stock, Rosemary and thyme. Simmer 5 minutes. Return ribs to pot making sure all ribs are submerged. Place on side if needed.

Place in oven with lid on. Bake at 350 degrees for 2 hours. Remove and let sit for 15 minutes.

Remove beef ribs from pan and carefully ladle liquid and solids into a food mill. Puree until smooth.

Place a layer of herbed goat cheese mashed potatoes on a plate, put beef ribs on top and spoon over sauce.

Happy Fall!!!


Jana said...

This sounds wonderful... could you just come back and make them for us!!!?!? :)

Laura said...

Sounds delicious!

Sippity Sup said...

I am noticing a shift from Summer to Fall here and elsewhere in the blog world. Yummy. GREG

Chow and Chatter said...

this looks wonderful thanks for following along with chow and chatter, wow the one in Paris on the list must have been great lol rebecca

Chris said...

2 hours at 350f? Sounds like another victim for my dutch oven :)

Looks and sounds perfect!

Anonymous said...

Cherry chipotle sauce sounds fabulous, must go so well with the beef short ribs!

Joie de vivre said...

Yes, braised shortribs are a reason to love fall. I will look on the bright side through your eyes. It is amazing how soon you will not miss a cold, cold winter! I in the meantime, will try to embrace some of your optimism!

Thanks for sticking with me Sarah and for your comment!

Kim said...

My mouth is watering...