Balsamic Short Ribs with Polenta

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Try making this restaurant-worthy dish right in the comfort of your own home!


6 minutes

Prep time

2 h 13 min

Cook time

1024 cal.

Per serving


Oven, Stovetop, Knife


Yellow onion

Step 1

Preheat the oven to 325ºF. Peel & cut the onion into wedges.

Beef (short ribs, bone-in)

Step 2

Season the short ribs with salt & pepper on all sides.

Olive oil

Step 3

Heat a drizzle of oil in a dutch oven or oven-proof pot on medium-high heat. Add the short ribs & brown on all sides, about 8-10 min total. Remove the short ribs & set aside.

Rosemary (fresh)
Balsamic vinegar

Step 4

Add the onion & rosemary to the pot & stir. Pour in the balsamic. Stir & cook for 2-3 min.

Beef broth

Step 5

Add the short ribs back into the pot along with any juices accumulated. Add 1/2 of the beef broth & turn the short ribs so they are flesh side down (bone side up). Bring the broth to a boil, then cover. Place the pot into the oven at 325ºF & cook for 1.5 - 2 hours or until the short ribs are tender & falling off the bone.

Green beans (fresh)

Step 6

When the short ribs have about 20 min left to cook, add the green beans to a pot of boiling, salted water. Cook the green beans for 4-5 min. Strain & Set aside.

Heavy cream

Step 7

In another pot, add the remaining beef broth. Bring the broth to a boil, then add the polenta. Lower the heat to a simmer & season with salt. Cook while stirring continuously for about 5-7 min. Add the heavy cream, stir & cook for another 5-7 min on low heat. Remove from the heat & set aside. The polenta will continue to thicken as it sits.

Step 8

When the short ribs are tender, remove the pot from the oven. Remove the short ribs & the bones (if they fell off the meat) & set aside. Using a ladle, skim any excess fat off the top of the liquid. Simmer the liquid on medium-low heat for 6-8 min until it thickens slightly.

Step 9

Serve the short ribs on a bed of polenta & a side of the green beans. Top with the balsamic sauce & enjoy!

Personal notes

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Nutrition facts

Average estimated amount for one serving

Energy1024 cal.
Fat55 g
Carbohydrates57 g
Protein60 g
Fiber10 g

Values are based on an average estimate for one serving. All nutrition information presented on Jow is intended for informational purposes only. If you have any concerns or questions about your health, please consult with a health-care professional.

On average, one serving of the recipe "Balsamic Short Ribs with Polenta" contains 1024 Energy, 55 g of Fat, 57 g of Carbohydrates, 60 g of Protein, 10 g of Fiber.

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