|Chipotle and Guinness Braised Short Ribs
1 1/2 - 2 pounds beef short ribs
Salt and pepper
2 tablespoons canola oil
1 medium onion, diced
1 large carrot, diced
1 stalk celery, diced
3 canned chipotle peppers in adobo, roughly chopped
Bouquet of fresh thyme, parsley and bay tied with kitchen twine
1 can Guinness
4 cups chicken stock (if canned use low-sodium)
Salt to taste
Cut short ribs into manageable portions. Season with salt and pepper.
Place a braising pan (which you have a lid for) over medium-high heat. Add oil and sear off ribs for two minutes per side. Remove from pan.
In the same pot, add vegetables and chipotles and sauté for 5 minutes, over medium heat. Put the ribs back in the pot and add the Guinness and the stock and the bouquet of herbs. Bring to a gentle boil and then cover and place in a 300° oven. Braise until very tender, about 2 - 2.5 hours. Remove from oven.
Take out the ribs and put on a plate. Strain cooking liquid and discard vegetables. Reduce braising liquid over medium-high heat until reduced by half. Add the ribs back in and heat through. Serve.