Sunday Supper: Balsamic-Brown Sugar Short Ribs With Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Sunday Supper

Cooking projects for people who'd like nothing more than to spend a sunday afternoon surrounded by the wonderful aromas of the kitchen.

Editor's note: Each Saturday afternoon we bring you a Sunday Supper recipe. Why on Saturday? So you have time to shop and prepare for tomorrow.


Short ribs braised in red wine, balsamic vinegar and brown sugar get a nice, rich glaze, perfect for serving atop garlic mashed potatoes. [Photograph: Jennifer Olvera]



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Slow-cooked short ribs are a pitch-perfect winter meal. This version gets burnished with a rich red wine, balsamic, and brown sugar pan sauce. The potatoes that go alongside are boiled with garlic that's then mashed right in.

This dish can be made up to two days ahead. Store the potatoes, meat and sauce separately and reheat before serving. It can all also be frozen, if you prefer—just be sure to thaw everything in the refrigerator before trying to reheat.