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Braised Beef Short Ribs with Jalapeno-Cheddar Creamy Polenta

Posted at 2:40 PM, Dec 09, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-09 16:40:45-05

Chef Joseph McRae from Utah Valley University Culinary Arts Institute joined us with a recipe for Braised Short Ribs with Jalapeno-Cheddar Creamy Polenta.

Braised Short Ribs

Recipe By :Chef Todd Leonard CEC
6 each Beef chuck bone in Short Ribs -- cleaned, trimmed as desired and cut into 6 portions
1 1/2 cups a.p. flour -- add pit seasoning to it and dredge the Tips in it
2 tablespoons Pit seasoning
1 cup red wine -- Burgandy
1/2 gallon brown veal stock -- enriched
1 large yellow onion -- small diced
1 large carrot -- small diced
2 ribs celery -- small diced
2 tablespoons garlic -- minced
2 tablespoons shallots -- minced
1 sprig rosemary or thyme -- broken into small pieces
1 cup tomato puree
2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
Salt and pepper -- to taste

After cleaning and portioning the ribs, and the other parts of the recipe are prepped as specified, pre heat a brazier or Rondou. (shallow roasting pan)

Dredge the Ribs lightly in the seasoned flour and sear with a little fat in the pre-heated rondou.

After the Ribs have been browned on all sides and you are feeling good! remove the tips from the pan and add the mirpoix (carrots, onions, celery) to the pan and sweat down and caramelize.

Add the garlic, shallots and any herbs you wish and stir for a second or 30.

Deglaze the pan with the red wine and reduce by half, add the brown stock and bring toi a simmer.

Add the Ribs back into the sauce, season and taste.

Place in a 275 - 325 degree oven for about 3 hours covered. Longer for desired tenderness.

Stir a couple of times during the cooking process so you can see the love forming.

After the Ribs are tender and you feel proud of them, remove them from the oven and the sauce they are in and keep them in a warm place.

Strain the sauce as needed, season as needed and then reduce to thicken as needed.

Pour the finished sauce back over the Ribs at service or serve on the side.


Jalapeno-Cheddar Creamy Polenta

Recipe By :Chef Todd Leonard CEC

1/2 yellow onion -- small diced
2 pieces smoked bacon -- small diced
3/4 small jalapeno -- seeded and minced
1 tablespoon garlic -- minced
1 cup polenta
3 cups chicken stock
1 cup cream
1 cup cheddar cheese -- grated
Salt, pepper, pit seasoning to taste

Brown bacon and remove half the grease, add onions, garlic and jalapeno and sweat together.

Add the stock and simmer for 3-4 minutes.

Slowly stir in the polenta and cook until soft, stirring vigorously at first. Taste and season.

Add the cream when polenta is soft and cooked.

Add the cheddar cheese to finish, taste and adjust seasoning as needed.

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