Beef Ribs, My Way

” Beef rib’s with fresh horseradish and cabbage, apple and avocado slaw”
Boiled  (simmered, actually)  beef  has a long tradition in many cultures.

Usually, we boil brisket, neck. shanks, cheeks, tail, and any other part
which is rich with fat and / or connective tissue. There is only one rule :
Slowly does it ! As far as I am concerned, the best condiment to go with
boiled beef is horseradish. The German traditional dish :
“Gekochte Rinderbrust mit Meerettich Sauce”,
(Boiled Beef Breast with Horseradish Sauce ) , usually served with steamed
white cabbage and steamed or roasted potatoes, is to die for. In my opinion,
the very best part of the animal for “boiling” are the ribs. The texture when
cooked right (very slow, very tender but NOT! overcooked) is just unequaled
by any other cut for this preparation. An added bonus is the rich beef stock
you get, which I usually have for breakfast the next two or three day’s
(See also :   Breakfast Of Champions # 11 ” Millefanti In Brodo Di Carne “  )


Beef :

Ingredient’s :

Beef ribs,   cleaned of excess (but not all) fat
Black pepper corn,   crushed
Tomato,   fresh, crushed
Star anis,   crushed
Ginger,   sliced
Garlic,   sliced
Kosher salt,
Lime juice

Method :

Simmer all ingredients until beef is tender, but NOT overcooked.
Strain stock and reserve for other uses.

Slaw :

Ingredient’s :

Red cabbage,   finely sliced
Avocado,   sliced
Chilis,   sliced
Apple,  sliced,
Onion,   sliced
Apple vinegar,
Cayenne pepper,
Kosher salt,
Lime juice
Walnut oil,

Method :

Salt the cabbage and let rest for twenty minutes.
Squeeze and discard all salty juice. Add all other
ingredients and mix carefully so as not to break
up the apples and avocados.

Horseradish :

Grate finely and mix with a bit of limejuice ans kosher salt.

To finish dish, sprinkle with scallions or chives and drizzle with chili oil.
Serve with pretzel or rustic sour dough bread.

Bon Appetit !   Life is Good !


  1. I am in total agrement with you in your statement that “slowly does it”. I was one believing that cooking it more rare would avoid the toughness in the meat but I have learned that in tough cuts of meat the longer it is cooked the more tender it becomes due to muscle break down. AWESOME looking ribs chef!

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  2. Interesting timing. I made veal ribs last week (first time with veal) and used 5 star anise, ginger, garlic and cinnamon sticks with a Vietnamese slant. I wasn’t thrilled with the fat content but I didn’t consider boiling. I braised the ribs in cast iron and then roasted for 5 or 6 hours. Great flavor but too fatty under the sauce. I’ll try this method next time. And yes- praise to Horseradish!!

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