Sherry Peppers Short Ribs

01dRibsSherryPeppersbfLOThe house had been torn apart for painting – a project we’d been talking about ever since building close to nine years ago. Now, everything was coming together, great local paint people and a kindofa cool (if I do say so myself) color scheme.

Only thing was… how was I going to make dinner? Big parts of the kitchen were scattered under painters’ tarps in other parts of the house, leaving me to wonder where, exactly, I had stashed the flour crock and my paring knife?

01aOnionSlicesbfLONo matter, I had access to the fridge, a roll of foil, an onion, some bone-in beef short ribs, my chef’s knife, and the rice cooker.

I could do this.

•Bone-in short ribs
•Thickly sliced onion
Sherry peppers sauce
•Heavy-duty aluminum foil

01bShortRibsbfLONote 1: adjust your quantities of each ingredient to the number of short ribs you’re making. One good-sized onion was plenty for the small packet of ribs I had, and mebbe a cup or cup and a half sherry peppers sauce.

01cAddSherryPeppersbfLONote 2: if you don’t have (or don’t care to make) sherry peppers sauce, try a bottle or two of Tiger Sauce – tho’, for the price and just a bit of your time, your could make and process a fair amount of your own sherry peppers sauce and have the jars on hand in your pantry to use on these ribs, to make really excellent chicken wings, spicy eggplant, or even just sprinkle over pizza.

Heat your oven to 300º and line a baking pan with heavy-duty foil, leaving extra overlapping the sides of the pan.

Arrange the onion slices on the bottom of the pan, then place the short ribs on top.

02aPacketClosedbfLOPour the sherry peppers sauce over all to coat the ribs and cover the onion slices, spooning some of the runoff sauce up and over the ribs.

Leaving a bit of head space for steam to collect, bring the edges of the foil up and over the ribs, crimping together to form a nice, tight seal.

Bake for two hours, or until the short ribs are tender, then remove from the oven and let rest for ten minutes or so before serving.

03aShortRibsRicebfLOWe had ours over some yellow rice and were very happy with the results.

Yeh, I shoulda included some sort of veggie or salad or something, but the house was in pieces, and this simple (and, thanks to the foil packet, simple to clean up) dinner was a lot healthier than most fast food take-away would’ve been, and besides…

I still could not find my paring knife.

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