These Braised Short Ribs with White Cheddar Mashed Potatoes is a delicious hearty meal that is made to comfort the soul. These short ribs have tons of flavor and fall right off the bone.
I have always wanted to try short ribs. Always! But I always had a hard time justifying the price of that particular cut of beef. However, I decided to invite some family friends over for dinner and I wanted to make somewhat of an impression so I went ahead and created a dish with short ribs. I never made short ribs before or cooked with it so I wasn’t sure how tough or meaty they were. Needless to say, I was taking a risk. I’ve often seen short ribs used in stews and such so I decided to do the same thing but my way, of course.
At first, I was a bit nervous when I took them out of the package because they seemed very tough and hard. However, I noticed they had a nice amount of fat around them so I didn’t worry too much because I knew I was going to get good flavor from them. So, I seared them, flavored them with chicken broth and red wine and other goodies, put them in the oven for two and a half hours untouched, and when I took them out and tasted a piece I danced like James Brown in the middle of my kitchen floor.
I GOT FEELING//BABY BABY I GOT A FEELING!!!
My fiance just stared at me like I lost my mind, but later he understood why I had so much excitement. I took the bones out and added some fresh carrots (which I grew from my very own garden thank you very much) and served over some cheesy mashed potatoes and it was the best comfort food meal ever! My guests loved these Braised Short Ribs and really didn’t want the meal to end. Who could have blamed them?!