Braised Short Ribs with Fennel Seed, Cider Vinegar

  • Written by Cleveland Wellness team
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SHORT ribs are the perfect example of how a tough cut of meat can be transformed by cooking slow and low. A few hours in the oven and the ribs become fork-tender and succulent, and they absorb the flavors of the ingredients cooked with them.

Bone broth as a braising liquid adds healing properties and lots of nutritional value to this rich and satisfying dish.


4 large bone-in beef short ribs

3 garlic cloves, minced

1 cup tomato puree

2 cups bone broth

1 Tablespoon Dijon mustard

2 teaspoons ground fennel seeds

¼ cup apple cider vinegar

¾ teaspoon sea salt

* Preheat the oven to 325°F. Combine all the ingredients in an oven and bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Cover the pot, place it in the oven, and cook until the meat is fork-tender, about 2½ hours.
* Carefully transfer the short ribs to four shallow serving bowls. Using a spoon, skim off and discard as much fat as you can from the surface of the cooking liquid.
* Pour the cooking liquid into a blender and blend on high speed until smooth, about 45 seconds. Pour the sauce over the short ribs, dividing it evenly, and serve.
* Pairs nicely with cauliflower or sweet potato mash and a side of greens.