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Boneless beef short ribs....like Texas de Brazil? Any ideas?

Any thoughts on this, anyone? How about using the crockpot instead of the oven?

Jun 22, 2015
FitMom4Life in Home Cooking

Boneless beef short ribs....like Texas de Brazil? Any ideas?

Well I braised them last night, following a recipe from all recipes.com (sherry braised short ribs). Unfortunately this was after work and I just didn't have enough time ( I don't know why I even try to cook during the week!!!). And too, I think I was afraid of overcooking and making them tough. I didn't use sherry ( I am not crazy about that flavor that it adds ) so I just used broth. I took them out of the oven at 10 pm, after 1 1/5 hours. These were small boneless short ribs, only a pound, and I just couldn't see cooking them for 2.5 hours at 350. So, I turned the oven down to 250, and took them out 1.5 hours later.

I know I know...so I didn't follow the recipe and they didn't turn out like I hoped. But, the flavor, I have to say, was marvelous. They were really quite good, but just were not that melt-in-your-mouth tender that I was looking for.

I want to try again, when I have more time. So, thoughts? Even with just a pound of ribs, does it make sense to cook them at 350 for 2.5 hours?

Jun 02, 2015
FitMom4Life in Home Cooking

Boneless beef short ribs....like Texas de Brazil? Any ideas?

Ah. Yes I guess that would be right then. They definitely did have a bit of char to them so I was just thinking grill. I will check out the braising thing. Definitely new territory for me. Thank you!

Jun 01, 2015
FitMom4Life in Home Cooking

Boneless beef short ribs....like Texas de Brazil? Any ideas?

Soooo...how many hours would you think? I will check out that forum. Thanks.

Jun 01, 2015
FitMom4Life in Home Cooking

Boneless beef short ribs....like Texas de Brazil? Any ideas?

Its a gas grill, but I have a small Smoky Joe as well.

Jun 01, 2015
FitMom4Life in Home Cooking

Boneless beef short ribs....like Texas de Brazil? Any ideas?

I ate at Texas de Brazil last weekend and was treated to some of the best beef I have ever eaten in my life. I LOVED the beef ribs that they served, they were absolutely delicious, and so incredibly tender the meat almost melted in my mouth. So, I am obsessed with attempting to duplicate, if even possible, this sort of thing at home. I was at the store and noticed a package of boneless short ribs, so I bought them. I have googled the whole Brazilian ribs cooking, and I know they use a cut called the short plate, so I am hoping that I bought the right thing. However I have not been able to find a recipe that would not use a crockpot or a lot of liquid, to cook these things up really tender. I am a decent cook, but frankly most of my beef gets cooked on the grill. Nos sure that is the way to go for these ribs, but I am hoping someone out there can offer advice!

Thanks.

Jun 01, 2015
FitMom4Life in Home Cooking

Mother kicked out of restaurant for changing baby's diaper at table.

Holy CRAP. Yeah that mom is rather ignorant. I would have complained and in fact left the restaurant.

Pantry storage: flour, sugar, etc.

I have used the Tupperware round canisters for years. I don't keep them on the counter - they stay in a cabinet. Yes - totally ant-proof.

Aug 05, 2014
FitMom4Life in Cookware

Your Top 5 Trader Joe's Products? [OLD]

Oh the pizza sauce is absolutely a favorite of mine. And my mom's as well. I always have 2 or 3 jars of it on hand!

Feb 18, 2014
FitMom4Life in Chains

Convince me I didn't cook undercooked chicken.

"To me, dry = cooked."

Properly cooked chicken is always moist. Dry means it is overcooked.

Feb 18, 2014
FitMom4Life in Home Cooking

Your Top 5 Trader Joe's Products? [OLD]

I think it was the Tomato Basil version. It really was very thin and not very good. I love PNO Sockerooni!

Feb 18, 2014
FitMom4Life in Chains

Your Top 5 Trader Joe's Products? [OLD]

You know I just tried that marinara sauce this past weekend and I was really disappointed. It was very thin and not much flavor. One of the only things I have ever been disappointed with from TJ's.

Feb 18, 2014
FitMom4Life in Chains

cast iron pans are great - REALLY?

Weird. I fry bacon in mine ALL the time. I never have anything stick to the bottom of the pan. Sounds like your pan really isn't seasoned properly.

Aug 21, 2013
FitMom4Life in Cookware

Breville toaster oven what size?

I just wipe mine out. I have always cleaned it, from the start, so I never got any film on it. Mine is shiny clean. Maybe you should use a brillo pad?

Aug 21, 2013
FitMom4Life in Cookware

Ice Cream, What Flavors are Your Favorite and Worst?

Talenti Sea Salt Caramel. A little bit of heaven.

Aug 21, 2013
FitMom4Life in General Topics

Why are chicken breasts so HUGE?

Again, I don't see the problem. Take a cleaver and cut the breast right in half, not making it thinner...just chop it from the top...in half. Stuff that. Problem solved. I've done this for YEARS.

My second question would be....why not save (or freeze) your leftovers? My gosh, if I expected to eat every morsel of everything that I cooked, I would be 300 pounds. :-)

Aug 21, 2013
FitMom4Life in General Topics

Am I the only person on the planet that doesn't "get" Trader Joe's?

This! Yes, specialty items, exactly. I have a list of certain things that I always go for. But most times I go, I try something new, and that gets added to my list!!

Aug 21, 2013
FitMom4Life in Chains
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Am I the only person on the planet that doesn't "get" Trader Joe's?

Must be. I love the place. Much less inexpensive that normal grocery stores, and they have such great frozen dishes and baking mixes and pizza sauce....and everything. Awesome awesome store.

Aug 21, 2013
FitMom4Life in Chains

Corn on the cob TOO sweet!

Oh HELL no. I love love LOVE sweet corn. I could eat it until it'scoming out of my ears! I can eat it right in the field, and have done so many times. Add butter salt and pepper...lots or pepper, and it's dish for a king!

Aug 21, 2013
FitMom4Life in General Topics

Corn on the cob TOO sweet!

Oh HELL no. I love love LOVE sweet corn. I could eat it until it'scoming out of my ears!

I always feel like I am getting ripped off at restaurants

Nope. That's why I don't eat out very often!!

Aug 21, 2013
FitMom4Life in General Topics

Why are chicken breasts so HUGE?

What a funny post. Why is a large size an issue? Just cut the breast in half! I freeze my chicken breasts, take out 2 or 3 at a time to cook, and then eat from that all week. Not sure why the size would be a problem for anyone. Weird.

Aug 21, 2013
FitMom4Life in General Topics

Canned Biscuit Dough for Cake Donuts?

Too funny. Wnen I was little, there was a canned dough for donuts that my mom used ALL the time...she dropped them in the deep fryer and then topped them with the glaze. They were amazing (but not a "cake" type of donut). She said it tasted pretty much exactly like biscuit dough did...just packaged differently.

Jun 12, 2013
FitMom4Life in Home Cooking

Need recipes for make-ahead/heat-em-up dinners for 2 very hungry boys home from college...ideas?

Wow - the strata looks amazing. Adding to my list! Sheesh...never even heard of strata before - thank you!

Jun 04, 2013
FitMom4Life in Home Cooking

Need recipes for make-ahead/heat-em-up dinners for 2 very hungry boys home from college...ideas?

I'd love to do more with the beef...that sounds really awesome. I've never tried doing a stir fry...but gosh that sounds good. I might even try that tonight if I can find a good cut of meat at the store.

Jun 04, 2013
FitMom4Life in Home Cooking

Need recipes for make-ahead/heat-em-up dinners for 2 very hungry boys home from college...ideas?

Pulled pork! Yep!! That actually reminds me of a good crockpot recipe I can use. You guys are great for- getting my brain kickstarted on this!! :-)

Jun 04, 2013
FitMom4Life in Home Cooking

Need recipes for make-ahead/heat-em-up dinners for 2 very hungry boys home from college...ideas?

Well I have a crockpot, but I can't count on them being home when it's done (to at least turn it off!). I love using the crockpot though...it just has to be a night where I am going to be home. I might revist some crockpot recipes though...thanks!

Jun 04, 2013
FitMom4Life in Home Cooking

Need recipes for make-ahead/heat-em-up dinners for 2 very hungry boys home from college...ideas?

"But, why not just make a batch of the stuff you make that they like?"

Because frankly, most of the stuff that I make, takes a LOT of time. I want easier/quicker dishes...that still taste good. :-)

Jun 04, 2013
FitMom4Life in Home Cooking

Need recipes for make-ahead/heat-em-up dinners for 2 very hungry boys home from college...ideas?

Yeah I make a hellava chicken and rice soup, and tortilla soup, and chili, but somehow I just never want to make that stuff in the summer.

Jun 03, 2013
FitMom4Life in Home Cooking

Need recipes for make-ahead/heat-em-up dinners for 2 very hungry boys home from college...ideas?

Actually, they "fend for themselves" most of the time, already. :-) I'm not looking to have a hot home-cooked meal 3 times a day, beleive me. My son can cook a mean breakast, and he does, and he takes care of his own lunch as well. I would just like to provide a couple of good meals a week that they can heat up.

Jun 03, 2013
FitMom4Life in Home Cooking