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Coffee Braised Beef Short Ribs

  • 20
  • Cooking time: 35 minutes
  • Preparation: 2.5 hours
  • beef short ribs (bone-in) cut in to 3” lengths - 20
  • dried shiitake mushrooms, hydrated in warm water and roughly chopped (reserve liquid) - 20
  • sliced Daikon or white radish - 5 cups
  • thinly sliced carrots - 5 cupes
  • light soy sauce - 2 cups
  • mirin or light sake - 3-3/4 cups
  • large diced yellow onion - 5 cups
  • ginger root ¼” thick, peeled and lightly crushed - 5 slices
  • minced garlic - 5 teaspoons
  • dates, diced ¼” - 1-1/4 cups
  • sugar (add as needed) - 5 teaspoons
  • toasted pine nuts - ¾ cup
  • dark sesame oil - 2-1/2 tablespoons
  • strongly-brewed Community coffee Café Special® - 16 oz

Asian-inspired beef short ribs braised in soy sauce, garlic and Community® coffee.  



Short Ribs:

Season short ribs with salt and pepper then place in Dutch oven for approximately 2 hours.  Turn ribs to keep moist. Once meat is tender, add the mushrooms, Daikon radishes, and carrots around the ribs.  Simmer until the vegetables are tender (approximately 10 minutes).



In a small sauce pan mix mirin, light soy sauce, diced yellow onion, ginger, garlic, dates, Community coffee, and reserved mushroom water.  (There should be enough liquid to just cover the ribs)


Bring the liquid to a boil and then lower heat to a simmer. Simmer, skimming surface of liquid.  Remove and discard crushed ginger.  Season to taste with additional soy sauce and ginger. Stir in the pine nuts and sesame oil; heat for approximately 5 minutes.


Plate the Coffee Braised Beef Short ribs and vegetables over steamed rice and garnish with toasted pine nuts. 




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About Chef

John was an executive chef for Bennigan’s, Taco Bueno, the Garfield’s chain, HMS Host (large non-commercial contractor), and Creative Food Solutions (a chef support group with The Food Group agency). Some of his clients have included the American Egg Board, Hershey, General Mills, Brown-Forman Spirits (Jack Daniels), and Tabasco Brands.

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