This is my entry for Presto Pasta nights, an event created by Ruth over at Once Upon a Feast – go check out her blog! It is full of great stories and recipes. I have the honor of hosting this week – very excited to see what everyone has come up with! Look for the roundup next entry!!
This is a pasta dish that I made a few weeks ago and never had the chance to blog about. As you all know, we get a side a beef every year, and sometimes I wonder what I am going to cook with some of my beef. I get beef short ribs as part of my beef and the first time I tried to cook them, I failed miserably. It was a total catastrophe that my husband still teases me about to this day. Needless to say, I have been hesitant to try them again, that is until I saw Giada cook Penne with Braised Short Ribs. I didn't have any penne, so I just used what I had on hand.
The ribs were braised and the sauce included two of my favorite ingredients – red wine and Dijon mustard. The combination made for a great hearty dish that really filled you up without being too heavy It was a fabulous pasta! Not only was it easy to cook, I got to use my immersion blender, my coolest kitchen tool. I know the recipe called for putting the sauce in a food processor, but I found the blender worked just great.
Try this pasta – even if you have to go buy some short ribs. They are full of flavor, not expensive and they are actually very versatile. I have some more in the freezer, and I plan on trying to make more short rib dishes! I hope they are as successful as this one.
Talk to you real soon! Have a great day!!