Friday, March 13, 2015

Bacon Braised Short Ribs

this is one of our favorite pressure cooker meals!

Bacon Braised Short Ribs

 6 servings

    • 5 strips bacon
    • 3 to 4 pounds bone in short ribs, trimmed of excess fat (we will use country style ribs next time)
    • salt and pepper
    • 1/2 cup diced red onion
    • 1 tbsp minced garlic
    • 1 cup beef stock
    • 2 tsp balsamic vinegar
    • 1 tbsp light brown sugar
    • 1 tsp dried thyme
    • 2 tsp cornstarch, whisked into 1 tbsp water
    • 3 tbsp butter

        1. With the cooker's lid off, heat bacon on brown until nearly crispy. Remove bacon, coarsely chop and set aside.
        2. Sprinkle short ribs with a generous amount of salt and pepper, and add to the bacon grease to brown on both sides. May need to do in batches.
        3. Add chopped bacon and remaining ingredients, except cornstarch and butter, and securely lock the pressure cooker's lid. Set the cooker for 35 minutes on high.
        4. Let the pressure release naturally for 10 minutes before performing quick release for any remaining pressure.
        5. Transfer the cooked ribs to a platter and set the cooker to brown. Bring to a simmer. Whisk in the cornstarch and water mixture into the liquid and cook for 2 minutes, until thickened. Stir in butter and a little salt and pepper if needed.