Bourbon Braised Short Ribs with Honey and Fig Mac and Cheese

Some times you just have to turn down the lights and class up the joint with a dressed up down home favorite.

Something that hops itself into the cart, like fancy honey and fig cheese, that inspires a whole new recipe to impress.


- Olive oil - Short ribs - Onion - Honey bourbon - Honey - Beef stock - Salt - Pepper - Dried pasta - Butter - Flour


Heat olive oil in a braiser or Dutch oven over medium-high heat until shimmering.

Season the short ribs with salt and pepper on all sides. and place in the braiser.

Add the onions. Brown he short ribs on all sides. Deglaze the pan with the bourbon. Stir in the honey and beef stock.

Put the lid on the braiser and carefully place in the oven. Cook for 45 minutes, remove the lid and cook 20 minutes longer – or until short ribs shred easily with a fork.

Meanwhile, prepare pasta according to manufactures direction. Drain and set aside.

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