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Mike_M 02-16-2020 09:18 PM

Braised Short Ribs
 
I am trying to find a good braised short rib recipe for the dutch oven. One to braise them then cook them in the oven in the cast iron. I found several on the internet, but they all had tomato paste and a bottle of wine. I read on this site not to use acidic foods, specifically tomatos or wine, in cast iron as it can damage the seasoning and allow the metal to leech out. So anybody have a good recipe?

GTurner 02-16-2020 10:53 PM

Re: Braised Short Ribs
 
Mike_M,

If you ever decide to invest in an enameled DO, you will be able use acidic foods. Additional cost I know, but it does open up more possibilities.

Mike_M 02-16-2020 11:14 PM

Re: Braised Short Ribs
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by GTurner (Post 46989)
Mike_M,

If you ever decide to invest in an enameled DO, you will be able use acidic foods. Additional cost I know, but it does open up more possibilities.

Thanks for the suggestion, that is a good point. Are there good old ones to keep an eye out for that are better than what you can get new today? I liked the idea of cooking in old original cast iron though. I just never paid much attention to enamled cast iron before.

BetseyT 02-17-2020 09:18 AM

Re: Braised Short Ribs
 
Here's an old post from 2016:
http://www.castironcollector.com/for...ead.php?t=4202

Some discussion about replacing the wine with more beef broth. Doug D. weighed in.

Recipe links to "The Pioneer Woman," who used an enameled Dutch oven (link has pictures).

GTurner 02-17-2020 05:46 PM

Re: Braised Short Ribs
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Mike_M (Post 46991)
Thanks for the suggestion, that is a good point. Are there good old ones to keep an eye out for that are better than what you can get new today? I liked the idea of cooking in old original cast iron though. I just never paid much attention to enamled cast iron before.

You can always keep an eye out for an older Le Cheque oops I mean Le Creuset lol. Most older enameled pieces have a few nicks in the enamel. Look for Le Creuset, Descoware, DRU Holland, Copco and Cousances.

My favorite are Copco and Descoware.

The new Lodge are priced well and cook fine. Le Creuset can cost you your check if new or used.

Mike_M 02-17-2020 08:55 PM

Re: Braised Short Ribs
 
Thanks will check them out.

Will beer also compromise the seasoning if I use that in place of the wine?

CJ Lucas 02-25-2020 02:41 PM

Re: Braised Short Ribs
 
I recently bought, at auction, 3 Le Creuset skillets (7 1/2" to 12" dia.) for $164 plus fees. I thought that was reasonable. They appear to be never used and in excellent shape. Beautiful yellow sunburst. Then earlier, I got a 12" cream-colored skillet and a matching square skillet/griddle and a smaller green 7" skillet for $27.00 You gotta LOVE those auctions!

Doug D. 02-25-2020 04:33 PM

Re: Braised Short Ribs
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Mike_M (Post 47000)
Will beer also compromise the seasoning if I use that in place of the wine?

Not likely. The acidity of wine, vinegar, tomatoes, etc. is the concern.

Mike_M 02-28-2020 05:59 PM

Re: Braised Short Ribs
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Doug D. (Post 47067)
Not likely. The acidity of wine, vinegar, tomatoes, etc. is the concern.

Ok thanks.

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Quote:

Originally Posted by GTurner (Post 46997)
You can always keep an eye out for an older Le Cheque oops I mean Le Creuset lol. Most older enameled pieces have a few nicks in the enamel. Look for Le Creuset, Descoware, DRU Holland, Copco and Cousances.

My favorite are Copco and Descoware.

The new Lodge are priced well and cook fine. Le Creuset can cost you your check if new or used.

I was looking at the staub ones, they seem good as well but all expensive

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Well, I went to the store and priced the short ribs already cut to about 2". It was about $8 per pound which is about 4 little ribs. Was more than I was expecting them to be.

GTurner 02-29-2020 09:02 AM

Re: Braised Short Ribs
 
Quote:

I was looking at the staub ones, they seem good as well but all expensive
Staub and Le Creuset are expensive. If you're going to use them often, I could see spending the money. If not, Lodge or a lower priced DO would be just fine.


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