Butternut Squash Polenta, topped with (pulled) Short Ribs Provencale
This was VERY rich and flavorful. The polenta comes together VERY quickly and the short ribs make your house smell WONDERFUL as you’re cooking.
I changed the recipe around a little bit:
I used boneless chuck short ribs (6 of them) and added more carrots to the sauce, but didn’t add the baby carrots later. I added the juice from the tomatoes, rather than draining it, because I used chicken stock (instead of beef) and wanted to add a little extra flavor to compensate for that.
Boy kids enjoyed this and Girl even has some of the leftovers in her lunch today. I’m thinking that I may freeze some of the leftover meat and sauce to serve over pasta at a later date. Hubby and I will probably have some of the leftover meat (without sauce) in a grilled sandwich for lunch today.
browning the short ribs
simmering the short ribs
We had some of these (I made extras) for dessert:
A double batch of chocolate kiss cupcakes that I made for Girl’s choir party today, packed with extra Hershey Kisses to stabilize them and keep them from shifting in the box
4 thoughts on “Short Ribs Provencale and Butternut Squash Polenta”
That looks very good and not too hard to try.
We love Polenta. maybe a very underrated side dish?
Definitely underrated. Polenta is really yummy and SO easy. Also, obviously, very celiac-friendly, too. One of my daughter’s best buddies has celiac disease, so we always have Amy’s rice-crust pizza in our freezer for her – she LOVES it!
You have a great blog (I just checked it out really quickly). I will share it with my daughter’s friend’s mom; she’s the head of the local Celiac organization here in Austin. I am SO jealous that you have a Trader Joe’s nearby. We used to live in the Washington D.C. area and lived close to one, but we don’t have them here in Texas. 🙁
Here are a couple of other great polenta recipes:
Thanks for reading!
Thanks for the compliment on my blog.
It is my wife who is the celiac and I help by writing the Blog abouther bakery and related Celiac stories. Tough crowd to advertise to.
We live in Calgary, Canada and the Trader Joe’s images were taken on our last trip to Vegas, where we used to live.
Growing up in Austria, my parents always made Polenta with some sort of sour milk sauce. Too strong for kids developing taste buds.
Now I can’t make it often enough.
Thanks for the links.
Lara – looks awesome…