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.
Course Main Course
Keyword bourbon, chicken mac and cheese, Ribs
Prep Time 15minutes
Cook Time 1hour10minutes
Total Time 1hour25minutes
2 - 3lbsbone in short ribs
salt and pepper
6ozhoney and fig cheesego on, buy that fancy stuff - or substitute with chopped figs or a tbs of fig perserves
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
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.
In medium saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat. Add in the flour and cook for 1 minute. Whisk in the cream and milk. Stir in the cheese until melted through. Add the Worcestershire sauce.
Shred the short ribs; discard the bones. Add the prepared pasta and cheese sauce to the the braiser or Dutch oven if large enough for everything. Toss to coat. Season with salt and pepper as needed.