Slow Cooked Beef Short Ribs

Being patient and allowing food to cook slowly, has the same affect, great reward. These slow cooked beef short ribs are the perfect example.

Sometimes I write blog posts that are interesting and informative, and other times, my blog posts are introspective and cathartic.  A blog, even if it is aimed at feeding, can do more than just feed the tum, it can feed the soul. I love to inspire people with my cooking, but I also like to inspire people to be the best they can be. I make a choice each day to try and bring something positive to the world. Hopefully my little effort will have a ripple effect. Last night we spoke about changing holiday plans to be at a wedding in Germany. We would be the South African ‘family’ there. And, it would be an honour to share my friend’s special day with her, as her mom was such an important part of my wedding day. It is about reaping what you sow, and paying forward and all the good things that make life pleasant and worth living. Friendships like good wine get better with time. Nurturing friendships can be rewarding for the long haul. Being patient and allowing food to cook slowly, has the same affect – great reward. These beef short ribs are perfect for slow cooking!

Slow Cooked Beef Short Ribs
Slow Cooked Beef Short Ribs
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Slow Cooked Beef Short Ribs

Recipe Category: Meat
All Rights Reserved: An original recipe from Lavender and Lime


  • 15 mls flour
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper to season
  • 250 g beef short ribs
  • 15 mls olive oil
  • 125 mls white wine
  • 15 mls tomato paste
  • 1 tin whole cherry tomatoes
  • 5 mls garam masala


  • season the flour and coat the non fat sides of the ribs
  • heat the oil in a large pot – I use my tagine
  • render the fat down and then brown the ribs
  • remove from the pot and deglaze with the wine
  • reduce the wine by half and add the tomato paste
  • add back the ribs and the juices
  • add the tomatoes and sprinkle over the masala
  • add half a cup of water
  • cover and simmer for 2 hours
  • remove the lid for 10 minutes to allow the sauce to thicken

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22 thoughts on “Slow Cooked Beef Short Ribs

  1. What a lovely post Tandy. I do hope that you will be able to make it to the wedding.
    Yummy recipe too – slow cooked dishes are always so hearty and flavourful.
    Have a happy day.
    🙂 Mandy

  2. I wholeheartedly agree with what you say about friendships – they need to be nurtured and cared for over time. Lovely recipe – don´t often get beef ribs here but I think it would be good too with pork!

  3. I especially love it when I come across a recipe and everything i need is right here in or around my house. There are even some grass fed beef ribs languishing in my freezer. Not as fatty as corn fed but I am sure they will cook up well. And I love the long cooking methods. A bit like friendships! c

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