Simple Braised Beef Short Ribs with Butternut Squash Puree

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A few days ago I decided to get a little creative and found myself at Whole Foods dreaming about a recipe for simple braised beef short ribs. Looking up some recipes, they all looked kinda hard and labor intensive.

So, I decided to keep it simple. A little onion, a little garlic, some wine and broth… and voila! I wasn’t sure how it was going to turn out since most recipes are for 3-4 hours, but surprisingly they turned out tender and delicious! For this specific recipe I used the butternut squash puree as a sauce over gluten free pasta. I was pleasantly surprised.

This recipe for simple braised beef short ribs can also be served with just the butternut squash puree and simple braised beef short ribs autoimmune personal trainer tempea side of steamed veggies, over rice, or over pasta, or with potatoes. The remaining liquid can also be used as a sauce.

If you have never worked with short ribs, don’t worry this recipe is super simple! All I did to the ribs was salt and pepper them. They don’t need to marinated or over seasoned. I used a dutch oven for this recipe, but you can use a deep pot with a lid if you don’t have a dutch oven.

Beef short ribs are the most flavorful, tender, fall of the bone cut of meat. They are cut into 3-6 inch portions.

I chose to pair this recipe with butternut squash puree to not only balance out the meal, but to add a light flavor to this heavier meal. Butternut squash has a slightly sweet taste that pair well with this recipe. Even though this recipe is simply a few ingredients, the flavors are complex and bold. You are sure to enjoy this recipe for simple braised beef short ribs!

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Course Main Dish
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours
Servings
servings
Ingredients
Short Ribs
Butternut Squash Puree
Course Main Dish
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours
Servings
servings
Ingredients
Short Ribs
Butternut Squash Puree
simple braised short ribs autoimmune personal trainer tempe
Instructions
Short Ribs
  1. In a medium dutch oven, heat olive oil over medium high heat.
  2. Saute onions and garlic for 3 to 5 minutes.
  3. While onions and garlic cook, salt and pepper each short rib.
  4. Place each short rib into the dutch oven and brown all sides. 2-3 minutes per side or until browned.
  5. Once ribs are browned on all sides add broth and wine to the dutch oven. Reduce to simmer and cover.
  6. Allow short ribs to simmer for 2 hours on low heat.
Butternut Squash Puree
  1. While short ribs are cooking, boil squash until tender. About 10 minutes.
  2. When cooked, drain squash and place into a food processor or blender.
  3. Add a 1/2 cup of reserved sauce and thyme to the squash and blend until smooth. If needed, add more sauce to desired consistency.
  4. Salt and pepper the puree to taste.
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