Yummy Italian-style Short Ribs

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I'm always on the lookout for rib recipes. This one is easy, the meat is tender and flavorful. It is wonderful served over rice or noodles. It is a great and hearty winter meal.

Preparation time: 15 min
Cooking time: 1.5 hrs

Serves: 4


* 1 tablespoon butter
* 3 slices bacon, chopped
* 2 pounds beef short ribs, cut into 2 inch pieces
* 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
* 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
* 1 cup beef broth
* 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
* 1/4 cup red wine
* 1/8 teaspoon dried oregano, crushed


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
2. In a large heavy saucepan over medium heat, melt the butter and brown the bacon and beef short ribs, stirring constantly for about 10 minutes.
3. Transfer ribs and bacon to a 2 quart baking dish. Season with salt and pepper. Pour in the beef broth, lemon juice and red wine. Sprinkle in oregano. Mix well and cover the dish.
4. Bake in the preheated oven 1 1/2 to 2 hours, until the meat may be easily separated from the bone. Spoon off excess fat before serving.

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