This casserole type weeknight dinner is a winner with the entire family and perfect for your St. Patrick's Day!
Irish Beef Stew is not just for St. Patrick's Day. This hearty stew is great for any cold night. This traditional Irish Stew includes potatoes, a staple in Irish food, flavorful chuck stew meat, veggies, and Guinness beer. Stews are a great way to take a tougher cut of meat and cook it until it's tender. Historically, Irish Stew was made from lamb, an older lamb that would have been tough, necessitating stewing so that it would be tender. That's not a concern with our dry aged Akaushi stew meat but cooking with beer and rich root vegetables make for a satisfying, warm meal.
This cheeseburger soup is a family favorite for a cold night.
There are several cuts of beef that those "in the know" repeatedly request. Osso Bucco, short ribs, and Tri-tip are a few that come to mind. These less known cuts can be a fun challenge to those of that love to try new things.
This week our spotlight is on short ribs, a less know cut than our typical beef rib and coming from the plate, found directly below the rib. The plate is attached to the brisket and includes the skirt steak, which is well known for being a thin but full of flavor cut.
There are so many interesting but lesser known cuts of beef and we've set out to cook with all of them this year!
We will be sharing what we learn and our recipes with you as we go. Last weekend we pulled out some short ribs and braised them for 4 1/2 hours. We were so happy with the richness and texture of the meal. It was absolutely perfect for a winter night.
Interestingly, short ribs contain lots of bone marrow (because they come from a thicker part of the bone) which cooks out during braising and turns to gelatin which is exceptionally nourishing and healing to your joints and digestive system.