Take a good look at any trendy hot spot and you’ll likely see short ribs on the menu. The “It” ingredient has been known to beef up tacos or top off risotto. If you’re interested in trying your hand at cooking the flavorful meat at home, scroll down for 19 recipes to get you started.

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1. Argentinian Short Ribs With Chimichurri: When you’re not braising your short ribs low and slow, they really benefit from a bright and garlicky sauce like chimichurri. Ask your butcher to cut the short ribs flanken-style to follow the recipe exactly. (via Serious Eats)


2. Asian Braised Short Ribs With Chili Lime Potatoes: The longer you let these Asian short ribs marinate, the more buttery and flavorful they’ll be when you braise them. Whatever you do, don’t pass on those spicy potatoes. (via The Woks of Life)


3. Beef Short Ribs With Mushroom Risotto: If you’re looking to impress on your next date night, it doesn’t get much better than risotto and slow-cooked short ribs. Flavor with earthy mushrooms and herbs if you want to take it to five-star dining level. (via Flavor the Moments)


4. Beer Braised Short Ribs: The most important part of braising short ribs is finding a liquid to deglaze the delicious bits on the bottom of the pot. Beef stock is great and all, but beer is *way* better. (via Fox Valley Foodie)


5. Braised Beef Short Rib Chili and Horseradish Sour Cream: True foodies like their chili full of flavor and light on fillers. This one is just about as rich as you can get, with a sharp and cooling bite from horseradish sour cream. (via The Wooden Skillet)


6. Crispy Garlic Short Ribs: This classic Filipino dish isn’t for the spice-shy. The meat is marinated in serrano peppers and ginger to lend an insane umami flavor that’s apparent in every bite. (via Andrew Zimmern)


7. Crockpot Braised Red Wine Short Ribs With Cheddar Potato Perogies: Dust off your crock pot to achieve deep red wine-flavored beef that’s as easy to prepare as it is delicious. (via Half Baked Harvest)


8. Slow Cooker Asian Short Ribs: These fall-off-the-bone short ribs will melt in your mouth like butter. Don’t waste that leftover sauce — spoon over potatoes or rice to make the most out of its fabulous flavor. (via Damn Delicious)


9. Jamaican Brown Beef Short Ribs Stew: The spice of Jamaican flavoring is just what this unctuous cut of meat needs. Season liberally and then let it simmer away on the stove for several hours. The finished product would be amazing over beans and rice or creamy polenta. (via Immaculate Bites)


10. Paleo Short Ribs Recipe With Garlic and Rosemary: If you’re Paleo, meat-centric dishes like this one are like gold. To keep it compliant, braise the ribs in a tomato paste and red wine combo flavored with garlic and rosemary. (via My Natural Family)

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11. Braised Short Rib Shepherd’s Pie With Guinness Gravy: Just when you think shepherd’s pie couldn’t be more comforting, you swap the ground meat for luxurious, slow-braised short ribs. To make the dish even more special, pipe cheddar mashed potatoes on top in little rosettes. (via Dash of Savory)


12. Crockpot Cider Braised Short Ribs With Sage Butter Mashed Potatoes: Choosing cider as your braising liquid means your beef will have a slightly sweet apple flavor. Spoon on top of buttery sage mashed potatoes and prepare for the best food coma ever. (Half Baked Harvest)


13. Short Rib and Ricotta Gnocchi: While your short ribs are braising, mix your gnocchi batter so that they’re ready to dunk in boiling water right before serving. (via The Hopeless Housewife)


14. Slow Cooker BBQ Short Ribs: Slay the BBQ game with these slow cooker short ribs and everyone will dub you the *queen* of all things meat. (via Flavorite)


15. Slow Cooker Barbacoa Short Rib Tacos: Take your taco Tuesday up a notch with hearty short rib barbacoa. Let the beef flavor shine and simply top with avocado, onion and cilantro. (via Cafe Delites)


16. Slow Cooker Sage Short Ribs With Gorgonzola Cream Sauce: Enjoy a night of hygge by the fire with a plate full of these sage short ribs. Add a glass of wine to the mix and you’ve reached maximum comfort level. (via Slow Cooker Gourmet)


17. Slow Cooker Short Rib Ragu With Horseradish Gremolata: Hosting dinner for your significant other’s parents? Wow them with your culinary skills and prepare this restaurant-quality pasta and short rib ragu. (via Host the Toast)

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18. Tagliatelle Short Rib Bolognese: Eating an Italian dinner out every week isn’t a cheap habit to have. Save some pennies by making your own bolognese at home. (via Closet Cooking)


19. Honeyed Stout-Braised Short Ribs With Wasabi Mashed Potatoes: Remember, the darker the stout, the richer the flavor! (via Yes to Yolks)

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