Balsamic Short Ribs With Butternut Squash Puree

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I’ve been wanting to cook Short Ribs for a long time, but I just didn’t know what kind of seasoning to cook them with. I browse through the internet, but I didn’t want to add sugar, or wine or beer, and all the recipes that I found had one or the other. So I came up with this idea! And it came out absolutely delicious!

Crock pot is so convenient, I like it so much, just put all the ingredients and forget about it, until all the aromas find you! Give them a try, and let me know!

BALSAMIC SHORT RIBS WITH BUTTERNUT SQUASH PUREE

For the Ribs:

Ingredients

Serves 2

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1 Lb Short Ribs

1/2 Onion

2    Tablespoon Balsamic Vinager

3    Garlic Cloves

4    Thyme twigs

Salt and Pepper

 

For Butternut Squash Puree

Ingredients

Serves 4

1  Butternut Squash

Garlic Paste or 2 Garlic cloves smashed

1 Tablespoon olive oil

Salt and Pepper

 

Ribs Procedure

  • Sear the ribs on all sides
  • Meanwhile, finely slice the onion
  • Peel the garlic

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  • Lay a bed with the onion on the bottom of the slow cooker
  • Throw in the garlic cloves

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  • Put the seared ribs over the onion
  • Sprincle the balsamic vinegar and thyme leaves

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  • Slow cook for 5-6 hours, or until the ribs are tender

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Butternut squash puree procedure

  • Preheat oven to 400º F
  • Cut the squash in half longwise
  • Scoop out the seeds

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  • Spread the garlic paste
  • Drizzle with olive oil
  • Season with salt and pepper

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  • Bake squash flesh side down for 40 minutes

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  • Take out of the oven and let it stad about 10 minutes or until ready to handle
  • Turn the squash over and scoop the pulp out

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Serve the puree on the bottom center of a plate I added some blanched green beans and put the ribs on top. garnish with the caramelized onions from the bottom of the slow cooker. So, so good!

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14 thoughts on “Balsamic Short Ribs With Butternut Squash Puree

  1. I love cooking with short ribs. I use my Dutch oven so I can wear and cook using just the one pan. Heavy but with it. I am a huge fan of cooking with Balsamic. I cannot wait to see Short Ribs on sale and have at it.

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  2. Looks amazing! Cooking with Balsamic vinegar adds so much depth to the flavor, not to mention the wonderful color. I usually use it for chicken (check out my blog if interested) but I can see how wonderful it is with ribs as well. Thanks for the inspiration! 🙂

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