Given how popular they are now, it seems like a fairy tale that once upon a time short ribs were a not-so-desirable cut of beef. Scrolling through these 25 recipes, though, it’s not hard to see why they became such a hot item in the butcher’s case, seemingly overnight. Whether you cook ’em slow for hours and hours or infuse them a tasty marinade and toss ’em on the grill for a quick sear, one thing’s for sure: their flavor and versatility is legendary!
4. Short Rib Tacos With Orange BBQ Sauce and Spicy Orange Cucumber Salsa: A playful combo of flavors and textures are tucked inside corn tortillas to create these SoCal-inspired tacos. (via The Devil Wears Parsley)
5. Wine-braised Beef Short Ribs With Rosemary and Bacon Sweet Potatoes (Paleo): Port stands in for the usual red wine in this braise that’s just a touch sweeter than the rest. (via Better with Butter)
6. Spicy Porter Short Rib Chili: Upgrade your ground chuck to short ribs and you’ll have an even more indulgent bowlful of rich beer- and chipotle-boosted chili to warm up with. (via Running to the Kitchen)
8. Loaded Sweet Potato Irish Nachos With Beer Braised Short Ribs: Make these outside-the-box, topping-heavy nachos for your next game day get-together and you’ll totally be named MVP. (via Domesticate Me)
10. Crockpot Curried Thai Short Rib Lettuce Wraps With Peanut Sauce + Mango Salsa: Whip out the ol’ weeknight wonder and cook up these amazing lettuce wraps tonight. (via Half Baked Harvest)
12. Whiskey Braised Short Rib Flatbread: Fear not, the DIY dough for this tasty flatbread topped with short ribs, grilled corn, gruyere, caramelized onions and peppery arugula requires no yeast at all! (via How Sweet Eats)
16. Braised Short Ribs With Celery Root Puree: Wanna know these ribs’ secret ingredient? It’s cocoa powder! A quarter cupful lends an extra layer of can’t-quite-place-my-finger-on-it flavor. (via Saveur)
20. Grilled Korean BBQ Short Rib Dogs with Sweet Peach Relish + Spicy Korean Slaw: Don’t be fooled by the name and the buns, these beauties aren’t hot dogs at all! (via Half Baked Harvest)
21. Guajillo Chili Braised Short Ribs: This recipe comes courtesy of Tacolicious, a favorite destination in the San Francisco Bay Area for tacos, cocktails, good times and more! Who wouldn’t want to recreate all that at home? (via Tasting Table)
24. Salt House’s Poutine (Gluten-free): You have got to try this upscale take on classic poutine — topped with a hearty short rib gravy made from leftover braising liquid and meat, a creamy cheese sauce and fresh mozzarella, you won’t want to share a pile of these fries with anyone else! (via A Sage Amalgam)
Are short ribs on your short list of favorite beef cuts? How do you like to prepare them? Let’s talk all things simmered and seared in the comments!