Beef Short Rib Sandwich #SundaySupper

Beef Short Rib Sandwich with caramelized onions and Fontina cheese is some serious Man Food y'all, but, hey, we girls like it too! <grin>

Beef Short Rib Sandwich | by Life Tastes Good  #ManFood #SundaySupper

Man Food is the theme for this week's #SundaySupper event hosted by Susan, The Girl in the Little Red Kitchen, and I knew immediately I would be doing something with short ribs. What can I say? I had a craving!!

Have I mentioned how much I love, love, love short ribs?! It really doesn't get much better than Beef Short Ribs whether you are making Man Food or not! Short Ribs are da bomb! These babies practically cook themselves to perfection, always melt in your mouth, and are so amazingly flavorful.

You can serve these short ribs many ways, but I made them in sandwich form because, honestly, what man can resist a toasty bun piled high with tender, juicy beef, oodles of caramelized onions and melty cheese? I can't think of one! Did I mention these sandwiches are braised in a stout beer sauce? Yep! It gives the beef a deep, rich flavor that intensifies with age, so you can make the short ribs a day ahead and your sandwiches will taste even better! Perfection!

Happy Father's Day to all the wonderful dads and to the single moms who sometimes have to take on the role of dad. I hope you have a truly wonderful day enjoying your children. 

When Madison was younger we used to have a tradition where we would go out to breakfast with the whole family on Father's Day. One year Madison made a crown for Don for Father's Day. We carefully measured his head with string while he was sleeping <grin>, and I helped her cut out a crown shape from cardboard. She painted it yellow and glued on some shiny gems, and even glued on some cotton balls for fur trim! We went all out on this crown y'all! I was so happy to find this picture and share it with you! Man, I love these two!!


Beef Short Rib Sandwich | by Life Tastes Good - Father's Day Crown


Don, being the amazing father he is, proudly wore that crown out to breakfast and never took it off! We got lots of looks, but the only one that mattered was the look of happiness on Madison's face. That kid was beaming!! and Don wore that crown for many years every Father's Day. Madison hit the jackpot with such a great dad! Happy Father's Day hon! We love you!

Beef Short Rib Sandwich | by Life Tastes Good is piled high with beer braised beef, caramelized onions, and lots of melted Fontina cheese! #ManFood #SundaySupper


Beef Short Rib Sandwiches #SundaySupper

Life Tastes Good
Published 06/15/2014
Beef Short Rib Sandwiches #SundaySupper

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds beef short ribs
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 1 onion, sliced
  • 1 tablespoon freshly minced garlic
  • 1 (14.9 ounce, approximately) can of Guinness
  • 1 teaspoon beef base
  • 1 cup of hot water
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • pinch of salt
  • 3 good sized yellow onions, sliced thinly
  • 4 slices of Fontina Cheese
  • 4 Kaiser Buns - butter each half and lightly toast under the broiler

Instructions

  1. Season the short ribs with 2 teaspoons kosher salt and 1 teaspoon ground black pepper. Dredge the seasoned ribs in the flour until lightly coated, shaking off excess.
  2. Heat a dutch oven over mid-high heat and add 1 tablespoon olive oil and 1 tablespoon butter. Allow the fat to heat up just a bit, but don't burn it. Then add the ribs in a single layer and brown on all sides. You might not be able to fit all of them into the pan at once. That's okay. Brown what you can on all sides and then remove the browned ribs and set aside until all ribs are nicely browned on all sides. This will take 4-5 minutes on each side to brown, but it is worth it. The browning definitely adds flavor.
  3. When all the ribs are browned, remove them from the pan and set aside. Reduce the heat to medium, and add the sliced onion and 1 tablespoon freshly minced garlic to the pan. Cook, stirring, for about minute and then pour in the can of beer. Stir, being sure to scrape all the browned bits from the bottom of the pan. Add 1 teaspoon beef base to 1 cup hot water and stir to combine. Pour the beef base mixture into the pan and stir, bringing to a gentle boil.
  4. Return the beef short ribs to the pan, cover and reduce heat. Allow the ribs to simmer until very tender - about 2 hours.
  5. If you'll be eating your short ribs sandwiches the same day, go ahead and start your caramelized onions. Heat a skillet over medium heat and melt 2 tablespoons butter. Add the sliced onions and a pinch of salt and stir, cooking, until they are tender. Reduce the heat to mid-low and continue to cook until the onions are a nice caramel color, stirring occasionally. This will take about 30-45 minutes depending on how high your heat is. I like to caramelize onions over a mid-low heat nice and slow. Once they are just the way you like them, give them a taste and add salt and pepper to your liking. Set aside.
  6. When the short ribs are fall-off-the-bone tender, go ahead and remove the bones and discard. You can store the beef in the sauce overnight and the flavors will intensify, but if you can't wait divide the beef among the four toasted buns and top with a spoonful of the sauce in which the ribs cooked. Then top with caramelized onions and a slice of Fontina Cheese. Pop the sandwich back under the broiler to melt the cheese and enjoy!
Yield: 4 Servings
Prep Time: 30 mins.
Cook time: 2 hrs. 00 mins
Total time: 2 hrs. 30 mins.

Tags: Beef, Short Ribs, Sandwich, Man Food, Sunday Supper, Caramelized Onions, Main, Entree

Recipe inspired by: allrecipes.com Simple Beef Short Ribs

This is my first time participating in a #SundaySupper event, and I couldn't be more excited about it. As a family, we have always made eating dinner together at the table a priority. Even now, with Madison off at college, Don and I still sit down together at the table and enjoy our meal. Be on the look out for more of these #SundaySupper events, as I am looking forward to being a proud supporter of this movement!

I have been following the other #SundaySupper bloggers for some time now, and I can assure you they are a top notch group. You can check out all the Man Food recipes from the amazing #SundaySupper bloggers at the following links:


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65 comments:

  1. How sweet is the crown story? I love that he never took it off :) In other news, this sandwich looks ah-mazing!

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  2. Awww! That is so sweet! I love the photo of your husband and daughter. That is priceless! And that short rib sandwich looks AHHH-MAZ-ING! I have to try that. Thanks for sharing! Have a wonderful Father's Day Don!

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  3. Wow, where has this marvelous sandwich been all my life?? Truly man food, but this gal would like some, too!!!

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    1. haha Liz!! I'm with you! Men can't have all the yummies!! Thanks for stopping by :)

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  4. Aren't dad's incredible. My husband walked all the way home with my daughter's sun hat on because she wanted him to wear it. This sandwich looks like a great way to say thank you for being awesome.

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    1. Awwwww...that's awesome! They really are the best :). thanks for stopping by Laura!

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  5. Congrats on your first #sundaysupper post. Your sandwich is the woman behind the man, waiting for her chance at this delicious dish. YUM>

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    1. Thank you, Marlene! I'm excited to be a part of this great group! :)

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  6. This sounds great! Definitely qualifies as man food in this guy's opinion.

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    1. Woohooo! Man approved! Thanks, David! Have a great week :)

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  7. I love the crown and I love that Don wore it all day! Awe. What a great story and a delicious looking recipe too!

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  8. Drool, drool, drool, great Manwich!!!

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    1. haha don't short you 'puter ;) !! Thanks for stopping by, Tara!!

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    1. that makes two of us! Thanks for stopping by, Sarah!

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  10. These look amazing! I saw them on Google+, and shared them on Facebook. Can't wait to try these!

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    1. Thank you so much Leia! I'm happy you stopped by to let me know. Have a great week :)

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  11. Caramelized onions and fontina cheese...YUM! Even this non-meat eater can get on board with all the other delicious flavors you've got going on here. Oh, and your daughter is a very talented crown-maker :)

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    1. Haha maybe she should put that on her resume ;) Thank you, Shaina!

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  12. I love the crown story! What a sweetie. And this short rib sandwich looks absolutely amazing! Pinning it for my family right now!

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  13. Short ribs, fontina, stout AND caramelized onions?!? This sandwich has all of the good things. Love it!

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    1. I couldn't agree more, Lori!! Thanks for stopping by!

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  14. Short ribs, fontina and caramelized onions are beyond a favorite of mine. Who cares if the dad's want it…I DO!!

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    1. Haha Me too!!! Thanks for stopping by Betsy!

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  15. I adore that photo! What a great memory! That there is a real dad. And that there is a real sandwich! I'd definitely scarf it down in a heartbeat.

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  16. The crown is priceless and this burger sounds divine! Love it.

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    1. It is such a good memory! Thanks for stopping by Sherron!

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  17. I love short ribs and I totally just drooled all over my key board! What an amazing sandwich!

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    1. too funny, Serena! Thanks for stopping by :)

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  18. I was admiring that sandwich and drooling a little (ok, a lot) but then I teared up after reading that Don wore your daughter's crown all through breakfast. That's true love. My dad would immediately throw away all the stuff I made him when I was a kid. Let me comfort myself by imagining myself eating your incredible short rib sammich. Toasty bun, caramelized onions, fontina cheese and a stout braise?! Yes to all of it!

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    1. I tear up too. It is such a good memory, and she is a lucky girl to have such a great dad. Thanks for stopping by!!

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  19. Yes, this is a drool-worthy sandwich. What a lucky guy that sat down in front of this dish.

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    1. I keep telling him how lucky he is haha! Thanks for stopping by Alaiyo!

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  20. I really enjoy ribs but would rather not deal with the bone. PERFECT!

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    1. The bone can make a handy stick somethings, but with short ribs it usually just falls right off anyway haha! Thanks for stopping by Danielle!

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  21. This sandwich looks SO flippin' good!!! Plus, I love the crown and that he wore it all during breakfast. What a great dad!
    Renee - Kudos Kitchen

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  22. Your beef rib looks delicious, Marion! Oh and nice crown too! :)

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  23. Your husband is a father worthy of the name, Marion! I love that he wore the crown out and continues to wear it each year. I adore short ribs! The men would have some competition for this fabulous sandwich if I'm invited to the party. :)

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  24. Love the crown for the king of the day! I'd say Madison was blessed with two terrific parents...And doubly blessed that one of them can produce mouthwatering fare like this short rib sandwich!

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    1. Awwww.... thank you! You made my day with such kind words :)

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  25. Hi, love your site and this recipe looks amazing! My question is, can another beer be used for the stout? Or is it essential to the recipe? Perhaps the stout is not so prominent in the flavors after it cooks for a while. Please advise. Thanks for the great recipe, can't wait to try it even if I have to use the stout. :)

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    1. Thank you for your kind words! You can use any beer, but I encourage you to use the stout to produce the deep, rich flavor. I am not a beer drinker at all. I just don't like it, but using it in recipes is a whole different ball game. The flavor of the stout is subtle, but it does contribute a nice flavor that a regular beer would not impart. I'd love to know your thoughts if you give it a try with the stout or how it works if you try something else! Thanks so much for stopping by and have a super weekend ~Marion

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    2. Thanks for your quick response. I will definitely try it with the stout, and let you know what I think. I'm sure it will be fine, my husband just made a face over the stout part of the recipe, but as you said, in cooking the flavors are different, especially while simmering with other yummy ingredients! Thanks again, and wishing you a fabulous weekend!! ~ Theresa

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  26. Oh yes, short ribs are da bomb! What an awesome sandwich for the guys and us gals too.

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  27. Oh good gracious that looks good! I almost licked the screen!!!

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  28. Made this last night for dinner. It was amazing! Thanks for sharing

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    1. Thank you for stopping by to let me know, Stacy! This comment makes my whole day! I am so happy you love it :) Have a super week!!
      ~Marion

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  29. I was up early this morning and was browsing food like I do when I'm bored. Once I came across this recipe, my browsing came to an abrupt stop. My life has a whole meaning to it now. This could possibly be the best sandwich ever!!! I can hardly wait until later. I WANT IT NOW!!! Thanks btw :)

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    1. I pretty much feel the same way about this sandwich, Jeremy haha Thanks for stopping by today! I hope you get to enjoy this tasty treat soon! Have a super week ~Marion

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  30. Can this be done in a slow cooker?

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    1. Hi Robert, yes, this can be done in the slow cooker. I recommend browning the ribs as directed and then place in slow cooker. Mix up the sauce in the same pan you browned the ribs, scraping up the browned bits and then pour it into the slow cooker with the ribs. Cook on low about 5 hours until the ribs are tender. Cook the caramelized onions in a skillet as directed. I hope that helps.

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  31. Omg this looks amazing! Our daughter will be home for the weekend to help make this fantastic recipe...will send dets later!

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    1. How wonderful your daughter will be home for the weekend! We miss our sweet girl terribly and can't wait to visit her in November! I hope everyone loves the sandwich as much as we do. Have a super weekend, Gilligan ~Marion

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