Balsamic-Braised Beef Short Ribs

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4 1/2lb boneless beef short ribs - (1 1/2 - 2 inches thick)
olive oil for sautéing
salt & pepper

Braising Sauce
1 cup onion
1/2 cup carrots
1/2 cup celery
3 cloves garlic, smashed
1 cup red wine
1 cup balsamic vinegar
1 cup beef broth

Garlic Mashed Potatoes
4 large potatoes, peeled and diced
water for boiling
1 garlic clove
1/2 cup milk
2 teaspoons roasted garlic
salt & pepper to taste
2 tablespoons butter

Short Ribs
Season ribs with salt and pepper. Brown in a sauté pan on both sides. Remove from pan and place in a roasting pan. Set aside.

Braising Sauce
Sweat garlic, onions and celery in a medium sauce pan with olive oil. Add carrots. Deglaze with red wine. Add balsamic vinegar, beef broth, rosemary and thyme. Pour sauce over short ribs. Put in oven. Cook at 325 degrees for 3 - 3 1/2 hours. Remove ribs from pan. Pour braising sauce into sauce pan and reduce liquid into a sauce.

Garlic Mashed Potatoes
Peel and dice potatoes. Place potatoes in boiling water with salt and garlic clove. Cook until the potatoes are tender. Remove from stove. Drain. Mash potatoes. Add hot milk, roasted garlic, salt, pepper and butter. Mix and mash all ingredients. Set aside.

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