Very simple to make, and absolutely delicious, everyone raves about it and always wants the recipe! I highly suggest to make 2 days ahead (or at least 1 day) as the flavors only get better with time, plus you may want to skim off the excess fat, so plan ahead. This also makes it perfect for a do-ahead dinner. I use half beef broth, half chicken broth for more depth. Any good red wine will do, the additional 1/2 cup of broth may not be necessary, use your judgement. Reducing the sauce down after removing the solids enriches the flavors, add a bit more salt and reduce for about 45 minutes before serving. I have also used a boneless chuck roast, cutting it up into approx. 12 to 14 large chunks. (the size of a short rib). This is less expensive and there is less fat, more meat, but we still like the short rib method! I also urge very strongly to serve with your favorite mashed potato recipe, the sauce is to die for! This is adapted from Bon Appetit, Jan. 2002.