Patti LaBelle's Short Ribs Are Tender, Fall-Off-The-Bone Perfection

Patti LaBelle's Short Ribs

Throughout her successful career, Patti LaBelle has seamlessly transitioned her talents from the stage to the kitchen, solidifying her status as a multifaceted maven. While her powerhouse vocals have graced countless stages worldwide, as of late, it's her equally impressive prowess in the kitchen that has home cooks singing her praises.

Among her recipe repertoire, LaBelle's Beef Short Ribs stand as a testament to both her culinary skills and creative flair. Combining a succulent cut of meat with an array of colorful veggies, this recipe serves as a reminder that amidst the chaos of daily life, there's always solace to be found in the warmth and satisfaction of a well-prepared meal.

The other thing that's great about this recipe? The ingredients list is quite short and I had most of the things at home already. I took that as a sign and ran out to grab what I didn't have at home, jumped back in the kitchen and got to work. Here's how it went.

Get the recipe: Patti LaBelle's Beef Short Ribs

Patti LaBelle's Beef Short Ribs Ingredients<p>Courtesy of Choya Johnson</p>
Patti LaBelle's Beef Short Ribs Ingredients

Courtesy of Choya Johnson

Ingredients for Patti Labelle's Beef Short Ribs

For this recipe, you'll need beef short ribs, Himalayan salt, white pepper, flour, grapeseed oil, beef stock, celery, carrots and green bell pepper.

How To Make Patti LaBelle's Beef Short Ribs

Start by seasoning the short ribs with Himalayan salt and white pepper, before evenly coating the ribs with flour. In a large stockpot or Dutch oven, heat the grapeseed oil over high heat. Carefully add the short ribs, searing them until they're golden brown on both sides, which should take about 2 minutes per side.

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Once the ribs are browned, add the beef stock, carrots, celery and green pepper to the pot. Reduce the heat to low, cover and let everything simmer until the meat is tender and easily separates from the bone. This typically takes about 2 1/2 hours. Serve with the side dish of your choice.

Patti LaBelle's Beef Short Ribs Uncooked<p>Courtesy of Choya Johnson</p>
Patti LaBelle's Beef Short Ribs Uncooked

Courtesy of Choya Johnson

What I Thought of Patti LaBelle's Beef Short Ribs

It's difficult to find a Patti LaBelle recipe that isn't worth talking about or making again. That said, this recipe wasn't exactly what I was expecting. It felt as if this was more of a roast instead of the usual braised beef short ribs you might expect. And while the dish was tasty, I felt like it needed a bit more flavor and richness to make it really delicious.

To me, this recipe feels like a great starting point for anyone wanting to learn how to make beef short ribs—and that's not a bad thing at all. So, would I make this again? Absolutely. Next time, I'd add some extra spices and ingredients to make it even better. With a few tweaks that better suit my palate, I think this could be amazing!

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Patti LaBelle's Beef Short Ribs Plated<p>Courtesy of Choya Johnson</p>
Patti LaBelle's Beef Short Ribs Plated

Courtesy of Choya Johnson

Tips For Making Patti LaBelle's Beef Short Ribs

  1. Add in some garlic powder. Even the smallest dash of garlic will enhance the flavor of this dish.

  2. Cook low and slow. Though you may not want to keep these short ribs cooking for the time indicated, please do. It helps to achieve the tender, fall-off-the-bone meat you're looking for.

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