The Chew: Mario Batali Beer Braised Beef Short Ribs & Michelada Recipe


The Chew: Brooke Shields Hates Dressing Up

Brooke Shields stopped by The Chew today and she was looking lovely but normally she wouldn’t want to dress up. She told The Chew she hates dressing up and she would much rather be dressed down all day. She said she was thankful to be on Army Wives because she gets to wear a flight suit all day that is so easy to put on all she has to do is strap some Velcro around her.

Brooke Shields Lets Her Husband Do the Cooking

Brooke Shields said she doesn’t normally cook at home. She leaves all the cooking to her husband although her daughters always try to make her feel better when she does cook food on the random occasion.


“He even grinds his own meat,” said Mario Batali who is friends with her husband.

Brooke Shields: Endless Love Has Best Food on Set

Mario Batali wanted to know which show Shields had worked on that had the best catered food. She couldn’t think of an answer for a minute but when she finally thought of one she said it had to be the risotto she ate on Endless Love when she was 16-years-old.

She also remembered eating salad for breakfast with her mother when they lived in Paris for a time.


Brooke Shields Directorial Debut at Hollywood Bowl

Brooke Shields is making her directorial debut this summer when she makes her directorial debut as the director of Chicago. The play is very close to her heart she said. She has acted in numerous renditions of the play, once in London and again on Broadway, and said she is honored to be asked to direct the play.

Brooke Shields Loves Broadway But TV is Her Home

Brooke Shields has worked in a lot of different mediums and said her favorite medium is working on Broadway. Even though she said it is the hardest job in the world, it is the most gratifying feeling to watch those curtains go down and know you did the best job you possible could.

But TV is her true passion, saying, “It has been home for me.”

Mario Batali Beer Braised Beef Short Ribs Recipe

The Chew: Mario Batali Beer Braised Short Ribs & Michelada Recipe

The Chew May 2 2013 invited Brooke Shields on the show to help them cook up a beer braised beef short rib recipe and a michelada drink recipe.

Mario Batali Beer Braised Beef Short Ribs Ingredients: 

For the Beef Short Ribs:

  • 1/4 cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 7 pounds Beef Short Ribs (cut into 3 to 4-inch pieces)
  • 2 tablespoons Celery Seed
  • 1 cup All-Purpose Flour
  • 3 Carrots (cut into 1/2-inch pieces)
  • 3 Celery Stalks (cut into 1/2-inch slices)
  • 1 large Onion (medium diced)
  • 6 Garlic cloves
  • 2 12-ounce bottles of Belgian Beer (Can also use stock, wine or cider)
  • 2 cups Basic Tomato Sauce
  • 2 cups Chicken Stock
  • 2 cups Peas (shelled)
  • Olive Oil
  • Salt and Pepper

For the Snow Pea Salad:

  • 3 cups Snow Peas, strings removed and julienned lengthwise. Can use frozen peas.
  • 2 cups Oyster Mushrooms (julienned)
  • 2 Limes (zest and juice)
  • 1 Jalapeno (sliced thinly into rounds)
  • 1/2 cup Mint (leaves chopped)
  • Olive Oil
  • Salt and Pepper

Mario Batali Beer Braised Beef Short Ribs Directions:

For the Beef Short Ribs:
  •  Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. In a large Dutch oven, heat the olive oil over medium-high heat.
  • Season the short ribs with salt, pepper and celery seed. Dredge the short ribs in the flour, shaking off the excess, and add to the pan. Try not to overcrowd the pan. Sear on all sides until deep golden brown, about 12 to 15 minutes per batch. Remove the short ribs from the pan once browned and set aside.
  • Add the onion and season with salt and pepper. Cook for 2 minutes before adding the garlic, carrots and celery. Season again with salt and pepper and cook for 4 to 5 minutes.
  • Deglaze with the beer and scrape up the browned bits on the bottom of the pot with a wooden spoon. Add the tomato sauce and chicken stock and add the short ribs back to the pot. Bring the mixture up to a boil, cover with a lid and transfer to the oven. Cook for 2 1/2 hours.
  • Remove from the oven and skim the fat from the braising liquid. Add the peas and put the lid back on until the peas are just cooked. Serve the short ribs with the snow pea and oyster mushroom salad.
For the Snow Pea Salad:
  •  In a mixing bowl, add the snow peas, mushrooms, jalapeno and mint. Add the lime zest and juice and drizzle with olive oil. Season with salt and pepper and serve.

Mario Batali Michelada Drink Recipe

Mario Batali Michelada Drink Ingredients:
  • 1 12-ounce Light Wheat Beer (like Hoegaarden)
  • 4 ounces Celery Soda
  • Celery Seed
  • 2 Limes (1 lime cut into wedges)
  • Salt
  • Ice
  • Fill two cups with ice. Divide the beer up between the two and top with the celery soda. Squeeze in half a lime to each drink. Add a pinch of salt and stir.
  • Dip one side of the lime wedges in celery seed and garnish the drinks with the wedges.


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