Braised Short-ribs with Pasta

READY IN: 4hrs 30mins




  • You will need a heavy-bottomed pot that can go into your oven for this recipe.
  • Cooking starts on the stovetop, moves to the oven, then returns to the top-of-the-stove.
  • As well, it can be prepared over 2 days.
  • Preheat oven to 400*F.
  • On top of stove, get pot"hot" and add oil.
  • Coat ribs in flour, shaking off excess.
  • Sprinkle with oregano.
  • Brown ribs one-at-a-time, browning them on all sides.
  • Remove last ribs and lower stove-top temp.
  • Add onions and garlic and cook for two minutes.
  • Add wine.
  • Deglaze the pot by scrapping all the brown bits from the bottom Return the ribs to the pot and add the can of tomatoes.
  • (The ribs should be almost covered, but if not, add some water.) Bring the pot to a simmer and cover with lid or foil.
  • Place pot in 400*F oven for 1 hour.
  • Reduce oven heat to 300*F and cook ribs for an additional 2 hours.
  • (All the above can be done the day ahead. Should you go the 2-day route, re-warm the sauce and ribs just enough to pull the meat off the bones.) Shred the meat discarding the bones.
  • Return meat to the sauce and reheat fully.
  • TO ASSEMBLE: On the stove-top over medium heat (and in another large pot), toss the cherry tomatoes.
  • Cook tomatoes until soft.
  • Add the last group of onions, garlic and chilis and cook, stirring, for another 2 minutes.
  • Add the rib-meat and sauce and top it off with the last cup of tomatoes.
  • Cook, uncovered, for another 10 minutes.
  • Cook your pasta.
  • (The Chef of the CARIBOU RESTAURANT recommends using a pasta like BUCATINI- a thicker one you can easily eat with just a fork.) Drain the pasta and put into a warm bowl.
  • Scoop meat and sauce over the pasta and toss.
  • Top with fresh basil and grated cheese.
  • Enjoy!