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Cooking with Beer | Oatmeal Yeti Braised Short Rib Tacos

Cooking with Beer | Oatmeal Yeti Braised Short Rib Tacos
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I had never cooked short ribs before but I had eaten them plenty of times. Knowing how delicious they are, I wanted to venture out and make the little ribbies for myself. Since they are somewhat pricey pieces of meat to purchase, I needed to do a lot of research first. I figured out how long to cook them for, at what temperature, and read how people succeeded and more importantly, how they failed. I knew that by using Oatmeal Yeti from Great Divide (#yetimafia) something good had to come out of that pot…it just had to. So, I took the plunge, threw everything in my big red Le Creuset, and hoped for the best. As the short ribs simmered in a bath of onions, garlic, and Oatmeal Yeti, I prayed for a delicious outcome. Someone must’ve heard my prayers because a few hours later, something amazing came out of my oven. I’ve documented my trip to short-rib-braising-ville so that you can learn from my experience and become a master of cooking with beer.

 

Cooking with Beer | Oatmeal Yeti Braised Short Rib Tacos

 

Ingredients

  • 5 Short ribs
  • 3 Small white onions or 1 large white onion, chopped
  • Olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to season
  • 2 Bay leaves
  • 3 Garlic cloves, smashed
  • 1 tbsp fresh chopped parsley
  • 2 cups Oatmeal Yeti

 

For Tacos

  • Corn tortillas
  • 1 tbsp Fresh chopped basil
  • 1 lb cherry tomatoes, assorted colors
  • Walnut Gouda cheese
  • Sriracha

 

Directions

Preheat the oven to 325°F. Season the short ribs with salt and pepper.

Cooking with Beer | Oatmeal Yeti Braised Short Rib Tacos

Heat a large dutch oven on the stove on medium-high heat until it’s smoking. Then, add some oil and sear the short ribs on all sides (only put in a few at a time, as to not overcrowd the pot).

Cooking with Beer | Oatmeal Yeti Braised Short Rib Tacos

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Once seared, remove them and add the chopped onion, cooking until tender.

(There are 4 in the picture but I really did only use 3).

Cooking with Beer | Oatmeal Yeti Braised Short Rib Tacos

Next, add the short ribs back into the pot along with the other ingredients and of course, that delicious Oatmeal Yeti.

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Cover the pot with foil and then put the lid on (for a tighter fit/better seal).

Pop those little guys into the oven for about 2 ½ hours – until they are falling off the bone.

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At this point, you can choose how you want to serve them. I went for tacos. While the short ribs were slowly basking in the Oatmeal Yeti, I charred some corn on the grill, roasted cherry tomatoes in the oven (325°F for 15-20 minutes, until shriveled), chopped some basil, and shredded walnut Gouda cheese. The flavor combination was to die for which is why I seriously recommend that you try making these. Good luck and happy eating!

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Cooking with Beer | Oatmeal Yeti Braised Short Rib Tacos


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