Recipe Name: Braised Beef Short Ribs
Block cut beef short ribs, cut 2 inches thick
Salt and pepper
Braise ribs in 375 degree (200 C.) oven, seasoned with chopped, unpeeled unions, garlic, course ground black pepper, and a touch of salt, until well browned. Ingredient quantities are flexible and to taste. Chef Hank says of the onion and garlic, "the more, the better."
Remove ribs from oven pan into another pot.
Strain out the onion and garlic and discard.
Make a roux with the flour and rib drippings in the pan.
Add beef stock and stir until smooth.
Check seasoning, adding beef base and gravy color if desired.
Return ribs to the pan, cover, and roast at 350 degrees (175 C.) until tender, about 1-1/2 hours.
Strain gravy before serving.
From Chef Hank at one of San Diego's landmark restaurants