Easy Beef Short Rib Rigatoni


Boneless beef short ribs are good, bacon is good, rigatoni is good … so combining them should make a great meal. Right?


3 strips of thick cut bacon.

1 and 1/4 lb. boneless beef short ribs.

1 cup diced onion.

1 cup water.

1/2 cup diced green bell pepper.

1/3 cup BBQ sauce.

1/2 cup red wine.

1 cup water.

1/4 cup minced carrot.

14.5 oz can stewed tomatoes.

2 cloves garlic – minced.

1 tsp dried basil.

salt and pepper.

1/2 tsp olive oil.


In large frypan fry bacon, and then set bacon aside. In bacon grease sauté all vegetables until soft.

To a large pot add can of tomatoes, wine, BBQ sauce, and water; heat on medium, add sautéd vegetables. Reduce heat to simmer.

Prepare short ribs for some surgery.

Slice the short ribs into large bite size pieces and then season with salt and pepper.

In same frypan add olive oil, bring to medium high heat and add short ribs. Fry ribs, turning often, until nicely browned on all sides.

Add ribs to sauce, bring to boil and then reduce to simmer and cover. Simmer for at least 30 minutes so the flavors infuse the ribs.

Prepare rigatoni as directed on packaging.

Grate some cheese, and plate the awesome meal you made by yourself!


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