Borscht-Braised Beef Short Ribs – It Sure Beats Beets

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Ingredients for 4 portions:


1 tbsp vegetable oil


3 pounds beef short ribs, cut into 3-inch pieces, seasoned generously with salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste


1 yellow onion, chopped


2 tbsp all-purpose flour


3 cups chicken broth
1 bay leaf


1 cup cubed carrots


1/2 cup chopped celery


1 pound beets, cut in large pieces (about two large ball sized beets, cut in eighths)


2 teaspoon kosher salt, or to taste


– Optional step: when you taste your finished sauce, if you want to add some acidity to balance the sweetness, adjust with a splash of white vinegar.


– Garnish with sour cream and chives


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