Portuguese Shortribs

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Helder Prata

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2½ kg beef short ribs
1 kg potato
1 l white wine
1 head garlic
bay leaves
2 tbsp sweet paprika powder
1 tbsp pepper
500 g tomato purée (passata)
75 g chorizo (portuguese)
2 tbsp lemon juice
50 g lard
200 ml olive oil


  • bowl
  • airtight container
  • terracotta oven dish 30x20x5cm
  • Step 1/11

    • 1 l white wine
    • 1 head garlic
    • bay leaves
    • 2 tbsp sweet paprika powder
    • 1 tbsp pepper
    • 2 tbsp lemon juice
    • salt
    • bowl

    Mix the white wine, the lemon juice, paprika, garlic in slices, bay leaves, the salt and the pepper. Set aside.

  • Step 2/11

    • 2½ kg beef short ribs

    Prepare the meat, cut the shortribs in pieces of 6x6cm, leave the bone attached.

  • Step 3/11

    • airtight container

    Mix the meat with the marinade on a marinating container. the meat should be covered with the liquid. put the lid on and place on the refrigerator for 24h.

  • Step 4/11

    Remove the meat from the refrigerator 30min before cooking.

  • Step 5/11

    • onions
    • 75 g chorizo (portuguese)
    • terracotta oven dish 30x20x5cm

    On a terracotta oven dish (can be pirex), put the sliced onions and the chorizo on the bottom.

  • Step 6/11

    Take the meat from the marinade and spread over the onions, leaving some space for the potato's.

  • Step 7/11

    • 500 g tomato purée (passata)
    • 50 g lard
    • 200 ml olive oil

    Spread the tomato puree, the olive oil and the lard over the meat. Meanwhile turn the oven on at 180C/350F.

  • Step 8/11

    • water

    Pour the marinade with all the ingredients (garlic, bay leaves, etc) over the meat, fill the dish with water until the meat is covered.

  • Step 9/11

    Transfer the dish to the oven and will cook for 3hours, at half time turn the pieces of meat.

  • Step 10/11

    • 1 kg potato

    Prepare the potatoes. Peel and cut the potatoes in cubes (1,5cm), add them to the meat 50min before time ends.

  • Step 11/11

    Remove the dish from the oven, serve with a side salad. Can also be served with oven cooked rice. Enjoy!

    Remove the dish from the oven, serve with a side salad. Can also be served with oven cooked rice. Enjoy!

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