Short Rib Beef Stew

Short Rib Beef Stew
Photo: Jacob Fox
Prep Time:
30 mins
Slow Cook Time:
7 hrs
Total Time:
7 hrs 30 mins
8 short ribs + 10 cups stew


  • 8 bone-in beef short ribs (3 to 3 1/2 pounds), trimmed, or 3 pounds boneless beef chuck roast, trimmed and cut into 2-inch pieces

  • 1 ½ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper

  • 3 tablespoon olive oil

  • 5 cup 50% less sodium beef broth

  • 1 pound rutabaga, peeled and cut into 1- to 2-inch pieces

  • 1 pound parsnips, peeled and cut into 1- to 2-inch pieces

  • 1 pound carrots, peeled and cut into 1- to 2-inch pieces

  • 4 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme, crushed

  • 2 tablespoon all-purpose flour

  • 2 tablespoon butter, softened

  • 1 16 ounce tube refrigerated cooked polenta, cut into 16 slices

  • ¼ cup grated Asiago cheese

  • 1 cup snipped fresh parsley


  1. Sprinkle meat with salt and pepper. In a very large skillet heat 2 tablespoons of the oil over medium-high heat. Add meat; cook until browned, turning occasionally. Transfer to a 6-quart slow cooker. Add the next six ingredients (through thyme).

  2. Cover and cook on low for 7 to 8 hours or on high for 3 1/2 to 4 hours. If using low, turn to high. Stir together flour and butter; whisk into meat mixture. Cover and cook 30 minutes more or until thickened.

  3. Meanwhile, preheat oven to 400°F. Brush polenta with the remaining 1 tablespoon oil; arrange on a greased baking sheet. Sprinkle with cheese. Bake 30 minutes or until light brown and crisp.

  4. Stir parsley into stew. Top servings with polenta and, if desired, additional shaved Asiago cheese.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

344 Calories
16g Fat
32g Carbs
19g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 344
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 16g 21%
Saturated Fat 6g 30%
Cholesterol 51mg 17%
Sodium 997mg 43%
Total Carbohydrate 32g 12%
Total Sugars 9g
Protein 19g
Vitamin C 37.8mg 189%
Calcium 117mg 9%
Iron 3.1mg 17%
Potassium 869mg 18%
Folate, total 78.9mcg
Vitamin B-12 1.8mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.3mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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