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Short Ribs Arrabbiata over Polenta

Makes: 8 servings
Prep 40 hrs Cook 6 hrs to 7 hrs  (low) or 3 to 3 1/2 hours (high)
Short Ribs Arrabbiata over Polenta
Ingredients
  • 4  slices  pancetta or bacon, chopped
  • 3  pounds  boneless beef short ribs
  • 1/2  teaspoon  salt
  • 1/2  teaspoon  ground black pepper
  • 1  large onion, chopped
  • 3  cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 28  ounce can  Italian-style whole peeled tomatoes in puree, cut up
  • 1/4  cup  dry red wine
  • 1  teaspoon  dried basil, crushed
  • 1  teaspoon  dried oregano, crushed
  • 1/2  teaspoon  salt
  • 1/4 - 1/2  teaspoon  crushed red pepper
  • 3 3/4  cups  water
  • 1/2  teaspoon  salt
  • 1  cup  quick-cooking polenta or cornmeal
  • 3/4  cup  finely shredded Romano cheese
  • 2  tablespoons  snipped fresh basil or parsley
Directions

1. In a large skillet, cook pancetta until crisp; use a slotted spoon to remove from skillet. Sprinkle beef with 1/2 teaspoon salt and pepper. Brown ribs on all sides in hot drippings. Remove beef from skillet. Cook onion and garlic in hot drippings until tender; drain fat.

2. In a 3 1/2- to 4-quart slow cooker, place pancetta, onion, garlic, and beef ribs. Add undrained tomatoes, red wine, basil, oregano, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and crushed red pepper.

3. Cover; cook on low-heat setting for 6 to 7 hours or on high-heat setting for 3 to 3 1/2 hours.

4. In a large saucepan, bring the water and 1/2 teaspoon salt to boiling. Stir in polenta. Reduce heat. Cook and stir until thickened and bubbly. Stir in 1/2 cup of the cheese and basil.

5. Serve polenta in shallow bowls topped with short ribs and sauce. Sprinkle with remaining cheese.

Nutrition Facts (Short Ribs Arrabbiata over Polenta)
  • Servings Per Recipe 8,
  • cal. (kcal) 882,
  • Fat, total (g) 68,
  • chol. (mg) 148,
  • sat. fat (g) 30,
  • carb. (g) 39,
  • Monosaturated fat (g) 29,
  • Polyunsaturated fat (g) 2,
  • fiber (g) 5,
  • sugar (g) 4,
  • pro. (g) 34,
  • vit. A (IU) 583,
  • vit. C (mg) 12,
  • Thiamin (mg) 0,
  • Riboflavin (mg) 0,
  • Niacin (mg) 4,
  • Pyridoxine (Vit. B6) (mg) 1,
  • Folate (g) 16,
  • Cobalamin (Vit. B12) (g) 5,
  • sodium (mg) 1050,
  • Potassium (mg) 662,
  • calcium (mg) 182,
  • iron (mg) 5,
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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