Short Ribs - Street Food from the Omni Hotel

Yields 4 sandwiches

Prep Time 15 min

Cook Time 3 hr

Total Time 3 hrs 15 mins

A fabulous combination of tender short rib meat, caramelized onions, white cheddar cheese and fresh arugula; altogether a great sandwich.


  • 2.5 lbs Short Rib
  • 2 Tbsp Butter
  • 1 Carrot, diced
  • 1/2 large Onion, diced
  • 1 stalk of Celery, diced
  • 3/8 cup Red Wine
  • 1/4 cup Beef Stock
  • 2 Tbsp Sherry
  • 1 clove Garlic
  • 1 Bay Leaf
  • 1 Thyme Sprig
  • 1 Onion, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 tsp. Sugar
  • 8 thick slices bread (I used Texas Toast but the original recipe calls for Brioche)
  • 2 oz. Butter
  • 4 slices Vermont Cheddar
  • 2 oz. Arugula


    To Make the Short Ribs:

    1. Sprinkle Short Ribs with Salt & Pepper.
    2. Melt butter in braising pan, add Short Ribs and brown all sides.
    3. Remove Short Ribs and add carrots, onions and celery to the pan.
    4. De-glaze the pan with red wine and sherry.
    5. Add beef stock, garlic, bay leaves and thyme. Bring to a boil, reduce to medium and simmer for 2-3 minutes.
    6. Add Short Ribs back to the pan. Cover and cook on low for approximately 2 – 2.5 hours until tender.
    7. Uncover & let cool for 30 minutes.
    8. Cut meat into 1/4 in. slices, trimming excess fat.

    To Assemble the Sandwich:

    1. Melt butter in skillet and add onions, sprinkle with salt & pepper.
    2. Sauté onions until golden brown, add sugar and stir til melted.
    3. Assemble 8 slices of buttered bread.
    4. Place one slice of cheese, ½ cup of short rib meat, ¼ cup of caramelized onions and a handful or arugula on each sandwich.
    5. Heat griddle and cook sandwiches until golden brown, about 3 minutes per side.
    6. Transfer to work surface to cut in half, serve immediately.

    Recipe Notes

    Finding good short ribs is always a problem for me. I found these at a local specialty shop so paid a premium and even then should have been more careful about what I was given. If given the option? Only get larger ribs with a greater percentage of meat to bone. I had a couple that so little meat that by the time they cooked, it was almost all bone; not what I expect for $8/lb!

    I've found since buying that meat that some Costco stores carry short ribs; I'm checking them out for the next time!

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