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Worcestershire Braised Short Ribs Bunny Chow


World Fare BUStaurant, a mobile double-decker bus in Los Angeles, California satisfies lunch-goers with its South African inspired dishes.

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Worcestershire Sauce:
6 tablespoons molasses
¼ pound anchovies
2 quarts balsamic vinegar
3 quarts demi glace
1 jalapeño
½ cup tamarind paste
3 onions, sliced
3 carrots, sliced
4 stalks of celery, sliced
8 cloves of garlic
4 tablespoons ginger
¼ cups peppercorns
2 tablespoons cloves

In a large stockpot, caramelize all the vegetables. Add all remaining ingredients to the pot, with the exception of the Demi Glace.

Simmer for approximately 1 hour, stirring occasionally until most of the vinegar taste is gone. Add the Demi Glace. Simmer for one hour, stirring occasionally. Season, strain through a fine mesh strainer and chill.

Short Ribs:
10 pounds boneless beef short ribs
Grape seed oil

Make sure your short ribs are cleaned of any sinew. You can ask your local meat butcher to remove all sinew. Generously season the short ribs with salt and pepper. Get a large pan screaming hot with grape seed oil. Place the short ribs in the pan and hard sear them on all sides.

Once they are nice and seared remove them from the pan. Deglaze the pan with a cup of your Worcestershire sauce. Place the short ribs in a roasting pan with the deglazed juice form the seared pan. Cover the short ribs with more of the Worcestershire sauce; cover the roasting pan with foil and place in a 200-degree oven for 12 hours.

Serving Suggestions:
Reduce some of the Worcestershire braising liquid to a thick sauce. Serve with Horseradish smashed potatoes, and caramelized mire poix.

For a Bunny Chow: Purchase white bread dinner rolls from your local grocery.

Cut off a sliver dollar sized piece off the top of the roll. With your finger dig out the bread making a hole in the bun. Be careful NOT to make a hole in the bottom of the bun so your short ribs don’t leak out.

In a separate pot heat up some of the short ribs and your sauce, make sure that the short ribs break up a bit. Once the short ribs are a yummy gooey consistency spoon some of the mixture into the bun.

Place some horseradish on top of the mixture and serve.

Yield: 10-12 servings