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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

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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

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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

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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.

Stephen Worth 07-12-2020 10:40 PM

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I got a Le Creuset 9 1/2 quart oval dutch oven at eBay at half the going rate. Apparently there's some sort of outlet store that is selling seconds with color spotting inside and little cosmetic scratches that is selling them at a discount. Some people try to sell them at full price, but more ethical people photograph the problems carefully and point them out. That makes a lot of people pass over them, so they get listed over and over. I contacted the seller and made a very low offer and they came way down from their buy it now price. It's worth making an offer even if they don't have make an offer on the listing.

EricC 07-12-2020 11:02 PM

Re: Braised Short Ribs
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by BetseyT (Post 46993)
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).

I realize I'm replying to a post from last February, but the quoted link to a thread from 2016, that 2016 thread was my thread.

Yes, though I got away with using the wine that time, in general I agree with what Doug said and have stopped using acidic foods (tomato, wine) in my regular cast iron, particularly for long cooks, in order to not damage the seasoning.

I've yet to invest in quality ECI (Le Creuset, Staub, vintage Descoware) and haven't been able to bring myself to buy Chinese ECI (Tramontina) so instead, when I cook dishes like that these days, I use multiclad stainless steel and save my CI for another day.

Have a good one.

SeanD 07-13-2020 01:22 PM

Re: Braised Short Ribs
 
I have a Cooks Essentials DO, enameled , and it works just as good as a "good"one. I paid 4 bucks at GW.


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