Short Rib Sandwich Recipe

Short rib sandwich

  • serves 4
  • A little effort

Packed with meltingly tender short ribs and creamy blue cheese this epic crispy baguette sandwich takes lunch to a whole new level. This makes four quite hefty sandwiches so you could split one and share with fries if you like or, if you are having a party, cut into smaller bite-sized sections

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Ingredients

  • demi-baguette 4, halved lengthways (we used baked Chateau Blanc frozen demi-baguettes from Ocado)
  • horseradish sauce 8 tbsp, (or dijon mustard, if you’d prefer)
  • blue cheese 150g, sliced
  • rocket a handful, dressed

SHORT RIBS

  • vegetable oil 1 tbsp
  • beef short ribs 1kg, single rib portions (see notes below)
  • onion 1, chopped
  • celery 1 stick, roughly chopped
  • carrot 1 medium, roughly chopped
  • garlic 8 cloves, smashed
  • thyme a few sprigs
  • red wine 250ml
  • beef stock 250ml, (see notes below)
  • Worcestershire sauce 1 ½ tbsp
  • flat-leaf parsley a small handful, finely chopped
  • shallots 2, finely chopped

Method

  • Step 1

    Heat the oven to 160C/fan 140C/gas 3. Heat the vegetable oil in a casserole, season the short ribs and brown for 2-3 minutes on each side or until really caramelised. Remove from the pan and add the onion, celery, carrot, garlic, thyme and some seasoning. Cook gently for 5 minutes, scraping the bottom of the pan to stop it sticking.

  • Step 2

    Pour in the red wine and beef stock, return the short ribs, put on a lid and cook in the oven for 2 hours, basting the meat halfway. After 2 hours, remove the lid and cook the beef for another hour until meltingly tender.

  • Step 3

    Remove the beef onto a plate and cover with foil to rest for 20 minutes. Put the casserole on the hob and simmer the liquid for 3-4 minutes or until it is reduced slightly but not thick. Strain through a fine sieve into a jug, allow it to settle for 5 minutes then spoon off the excess fat. Pour the gravy into a pan, add the Worcestershire sauce, parsley and shallot, and keep warm.

  • Step 4

    Remove the bones from the beef – it should be so tender that the bones pull out easily. Use two forks to shred into pieces, season and spoon over some of the gravy. Put in a pan and reheat until piping hot. Spread the baguettes with horseradish sauce, top with the beef, then the blue cheese and rocket. Ladle the gravy into individual serving bowls for everyone to dip their sandwiches into.

Butchers and most supermarkets sell beef short ribs. They are usually cut into smaller single ribs for ease of cooking.

Use good-quality, fresh beef stock – get it from your local butcher or a supermarket, if you don’t have homemade.

Nutritional Information

  • Kcals 979
  • Fat 38.5g
  • Saturates 17.4g
  • Carbs 98.2g
  • Sugars 9.4g
  • Fibre 7.2g
  • Protein 44.6g
  • Salt 4.6g
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