2T butter
2T oil
1kg short ribs (Find ones with a good fat-meat ratio)
Salt and pepper to season
2 medium onions, peeled and chopped
3 carrots, peeled and chopped
3 celery stalk, chopped
6 cloves garlic, chopped
2 anchovy fillets
2 bay leaves
¼t thyme
¼ cup bourbon (or other whiskey)
2T tomato paste
1½ cups water
1T soy sauce
1/3 cup pomegranate molasses (or regular molasses)
fresh ground pepper

  1. Preheat oven to 150°C. Heat the butter and oil in a large casserole dish over medium heat.
  2. Season the short ribs and brown (about 3 minutes each side) in the casserole. Remove the ribs and set aside.
  3. Add the onion, and cook to translucent.
  4. Add the carrot, celery, garlic and anchovy and sauté for 5 minutes.
  5. Add bay leaves, thyme, bourbon, tomato paste, water, soy sauce and pomegranate molasses. Return ribs, cover, bring to the boil and place in oven on center rack. Cook for ±2 hours or until the meat is soft.
  6. Serve with rice or cuscus.

Serves 4-6

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