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Bourbon Braised Short Ribs with Honey and Fig Mac and Cheese | Kita Roberts GirlCarnivore

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
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 25 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 688kcal


  • 1 tbs olive oil
  • 2 - 3 lbs bone in short ribs
  • 1 onion sliced thin
  • 1/3 cup honey bourbon
  • 1 tbs honey
  • 1/3 cup beef stock
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 lbs dried pasta
  • 3 tbs butter
  • 3 tbs flour
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 6 oz honey and fig cheese go on, buy that fancy stuff - or substitute with chopped figs or a tbs of fig perserves
  • 6 oz chevre
  • 1 tbs worchestershire sauce


  • 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.


Calories: 688kcal | Carbohydrates: 66g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 32g | Saturated Fat: 19g | Cholesterol: 87mg | Sodium: 426mg | Potassium: 305mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 1080IU | Vitamin C: 1.6mg | Calcium: 302mg | Iron: 2mg