Hangry Beef Recipes Slow braised beef short rib, homemade BBQ sauce, corn bread and creamed spinach

Slow braised beef short rib, homemade BBQ sauce, corn bread and creamed spinach

Talk about a succulent dish, nothing beats a Slow braised beef short rib that falls off of the bone and is full of smokey flavours.

Perfectly tender fall-off-the-bone meat, braised in a sweet and savory homemade BBQ sauce and served with a light and crumbly corn bread and the creamiest spinach, this American inspired Slow Braised Beef Short Rib with Homemade BBQ Sauce, Corn Bread and Creamed Spinach will be a melt-in-your-mouth, flavorful dish for all to enjoy!  

Choosing Your Beef Ribs 

When picking your cut of beef ribs, and as the recipe suggests, go for a beef short rib. These look like a chunky rectangular block that is cut into individual bones. This cut is particularly great as it is very meaty. It is important to note that these short ribs do shrink during the cooking process, so opt for the bigger, meatier ones. Avoid buying beef ribs that are vacuum packed as these might have already been brined and may be too salty. The meat is rubbed with a mixture of treacle sugar, salt and pepper, onion powder, turmeric, garam masala, cinnamon, and lime leaf. It is also braised in a BBQ sauce that is made from both sweet and savory ingredients, such as tomato sauce, honey, Worcestershire sauce, lemon juice, and cinnamon. Your beef ribs should come out juicy and tender, and have both a savory and sweet flavor.  

Served with Delectable Sides 

This dish is served with the lightest, crumbliest corn bread, a traditional quick bread originally from Southern United States that is traditionally made from cornmeal. The beef short ribs are also paired with a rich and creamy savory spinach, that includes garlic, onion, cream, milk, cream cheese, and parmesan cheese. It is seasoned with salt, turmeric, and paprika to give it a little bit of a kick. These savory sides complement the tender, juicy, sweet and salty meat perfectly! 

Although there are quite a few elements to this dish that need to be made, it will be well worth your time, and leave you with a hearty and traditional meal that is full of flavor and texture!  

Slow braised beef short rib, homemade BBQ sauce, corn bread and creamed spinach

Slow braised beef shortrib, homemade BBQ sauce, corn bread & creamed spinach

Talk about a succulent dish, nothing beats a Slow braised beef short rib that falls off of the bone and is full of smokey flavours.
Prep Time: 45 minutes
Cook Time: 3 hours 50 minutes
Total Time: 4 hours 35 minutes
Course: Lunch, Main Course
Cuisine: Global
Keyword: Beef, Bread, Corn, Spinach
Servings: 1
Author: Nato Zondagh

Ingredients

For the Beef Rib

  • 3 g Treacle Sugar
  • 1.5 g Fine Pepper
  • 0.5 g Onion Powder
  • 0.5 g Fine Salt
  • 0.5 g Turmeric
  • 0.25 g Coarse Pepper
  • 0.25 g Lime Leaf
  • 0.25 g Garam Masala
  • 0.125 g Ground Cinnamon
  • 300 g Beef Rib

For the BBQ Sauce

  • 50 ml Tomato Sauce
  • 15 ml Dried Yeast
  • 8 g Treacle Sugar
  • 4 g Honey
  • 15 ml Worcester Sauce
  • 2 ml Lemon Juice
  • 2 g Whole Pepper
  • 1 g Ground Cinnamon

For the Cornbread

  • 12.5 g Butter
  • 12.5 g Cake Flour
  • 14.5 g Basmati Rice
  • 6 g Treacle Sugar
  • 0.5 g Baking Powder
  • 0.5 g Bicarbonate of Soda
  • 0.1 g Turmeric
  • 25 ml Buttermilk
  • 8 g Honey
  • 0.5 Egg

For the Creamed Spinach

  • 110 g Spinach Chiffonade
  • 6 g Butter
  • 15 g White Onion Finely chopped
  • 2 g Garlic Chopped
  • 25 ml Milk
  • 13 ml Cream
  • 23 g Cream Cheese
  • 1 g Turmeric
  • 1 g Fine Salt
  • 0.25 g Smoked Paprika
  • 5 g Fine Parmesan Cheese

Instructions

For the Beef Rib

  • To make the rub, mix all the dry ingredients together.
  • Rub the beefrib in dry rub all over & poke holes in the meat with a fork. (To tenderise a little bit)
  • Cook in the oven for 3 hours at 135° Celsius.

For the BBQ Sauce

  • Whisk all the ingredients together in a pot over medium heat. Bring to a boil then reduce the heat to low.
  • Allow to simmer until thickened for about 15 minutes.

For the Cornbread

  • Grease mini bread loaf tins (or large baking tray…hang af wat ons gaan gebruik) with butter & spray. Place in cold oven then switch the oven on to 200'C.
  • To make the batter, whisk together flour, polenta, sugar, baking powder, bicarb & salt.
  • Make a well in the middle of the dry ingredients & add buttermilk, honey & eggs. Mix everything together until well combined then add melted butter. Do not over mix!!!
  • Carefully remove pans from oven & pour batter into hot pans. Return to oven & bake for 20 – 25 minutes.

For the Creamed Spinach

  • Cook spinach in boiling salted water for 1 minute, drain & place in a bowl of ice water. Drain from the cold liquid & squeeze out as much water as possible.
  • In a large pan, melt butter. Add onion & cook until soft for about 5 minutes. Add garlic & cook for 1 minute.
  • Add milk, cream & cream cheese to the onions. Simmer until mixture is melted. Add seasoning & spices.
  • Add spinach & parmesan & stir to combine.
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