Slow Cooked Beef Rib

with a Sticky Balsamic Glaze

This alternative to turkey for the Christmas table is packed full of flavour and finished with a delightfully sticky balsamic glaze.

Serves 4


  • Vegetable oil
  • 650-700g short beef rib – if necessary, cut into 4 small ribs
  • ½ celery stick, roughly chopped
  • ½ red onion, roughly chopped
  • ½ carrot, roughly chopped
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 800-1000ml good quality beef stock

For finishing the balsamic glaze

  • 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1 ½ tbsp brown sugar
  • 100ml port
  • Salt and pepper

Seasonal vegetables to serve


  1. Preheat a multi-purpose casserole dish on a Miele hob. Add a little vegetable oil and pan fry the beef ribs, celery, red onion, carrot, bay leaf and balsamic vinegar until browned and caramelised. Add enough of the beef stock to cover the ribs and bring to the boil. Cover the casserole dish.

  2. Transfer to a Miele Steam Oven. Steam at 100°C for 2½- 3 hours until the meat is just falling apart. Once cooked remove from the steam oven and allow to cool.

  3. Remove the ribs from the cooking liquor and set aside. Add the 2tbsp balsamic vinegar, brown sugar and port to the casserole dish. Bring to simmering point and allow to reduce to a sticky sauce or to preferred consistency. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Place the beef ribs into the reduced sauce to reheat.

  4. Accompany with seasonal vegetables.

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