Thursday, December 10, 2020

Hungarian Short Ribs paired with Draceana Cab Franc #EattheWorld #WinePW

These amazing shortribs were made in the Instant Pot.  They were fall off the bone tender and perfectly seasoned.  Served over egg noodles and paired with a great bottle of Dracaena Cab Franc, it was a perfect comfort meal to help us through this pandemic.

Hungarian Short Ribs with Wine

Please join me as I combine Eating the World with my Wine Pairing Weekend................
I am hosting Wine Pairing Weekend this month.  In honor of #CabFrancDay that we celebrated on December 4th, I asked the others to join me in looking at this grape that was used primarily as a blending grape for Bordeaux until being bottled as a lone varietal in Chinon, France.

Now this grape is used to make wine all over the world.  Let's see what the others are sharing with us today..........


I am showcasing a wine from our very own Lori of Dracaena Wines.  You will find her blog, Exploring the Wine Glass, on a link from the home page.  I have had the pleasure of meeting Lori and visiting her vineyards in Paso Robles, California a few years ago.  I fell in love with her wines and quickly joined her wine club.  

When I got my last shipment, I knew I wanted to pair this wine with Hungarian Short Ribs that I was planning to make for our Eat the World challenge this month.

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Eat the World happens once a month in a group led by Evelyne of CulturEatz.  Each month Evelyne challenges us to explore the cuisines of a new country.  This month she asked us to visit Hungary.

That theme made me very hungary.....get it....Hungary, hungary....oh, never mind, sigh......

I did a recipe search and found a recipe for Hungarian Short Ribs that I am sharing with you today.  I adapted the recipe to work for me.  I made mine in the Instant Pot and I used diced tomatoes instead of tomato sauce.

Hungarian Short Ribs

I don't know how authentic they are but, let me tell you, they certainly are delicious. I was glad I resisted the urge to break into that bottle of Cab Franc before these were scheduled for dinner.  It was a great pairing.

Check out all the wonderful Hungarian dishes prepared by fellow Eat the World members and share with #eattheworld. Click here to find out how to join and have fun exploring a country a month in the kitchen with us! 

Hungarian Short Ribs pin

The deep smooth finish of the wine was perfect with these tender shortribs flavored with brown sugar, vinegar and stone ground mustard.

Instant Pot, Beef. Short Ribs, Entrees
Entrees, Beef, Instant Pot
Yield: 4 servings
Author: Wendy Klik
Hungarian Short Ribs (Instant Pot)

Hungarian Short Ribs (Instant Pot)

These amazing shortribs were made in the Instant Pot. They were fall off the bone tender and perfectly seasoned.
Prep time: 15 MinCook time: 40 MinTotal time: 55 Min


  • 2 T. canola oil
  • 2 lbs. beef short ribs with bones
  • 1 lg. vidalia onion, sliced
  • 1 (15 oz) can diced tomatoes, with juices
  • 3/4 c. water
  • 1/4 c. brown sugar, packed
  • 1/4 c. white vinegar
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 1/2 t. stone ground mustard
  • 1 1/2 t. Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 t. paprika
  • 8 oz. Egg Noodles, cooked per package directions


  1. Set the instant Pot to the saute setting.  Add the oil. Season the shortribs with salt and pepper.  When the display reads hot, sear the short ribs, in batches, on all sides.  Removing to a plate when browned.
  2. Add the onion and cook for 3-4 minutes, until tender.  Add the tomatoes with their juices, water, brown sugar, vinegar, salt, mustard. Worcestershire sauce and paprika.  Bring to a boil, stirring and scraping up any of the browned bits stuck to the bottom of the instant pot insert.  Press cancel.
  3. Return the ribs to the instant pot along with any juices collected on the plate.  Seal the lid and press the stew/meat selection.  When cooking time is done, allow the pressure to naturally release while you cook the noodles.  
  4. When the noodles are done, carefully release any remaining pressure manually.  Serve the beef ribs and sauce over the egg noodles.


Adapted from a recipe found at Taste of Home



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  1. Those do look tender and delicious! I love the vinegar in the recipe, it's been one of my new favorites to cook with.

  2. The short ribs look tender and juicy! Great pairing with the cabernet!

  3. That looks delicious and I love that you paired them with a Cab Franc.

  4. My mouth is watering - I only recently had beef short ribs for the first time and now I'm pretty much obsessed with them! This looks delicious!

  5. Those ribs look proper melt in your mouth delicious!

  6. That's a wonderful plate along with a glass of wine! What else would anyone need than this!

  7. Those ribs looks incredible! I absolutely loved my visit to Hungary, but did not have ribs. Thank you for pairing this incredible meal with Dracaena Wines!

    1. Your wines are perfectly food friendl Lori. I'm jealous that you have gotten to visit Hungary.

  8. I love the idea of the sweet/sour flavour combination with your short ribs - I can imagine how zesty and tender they were. Great recipe and so nice with a glass of that wine.

  9. Have never bought beef short ribs, must buy them and try your delicious recipe!

  10. I love that you adapted this one to suit your tastes! It sounds delicious!

  11. I have been diving into some of my Mother's Hungarian recipes lately. I don't ever remember her making short ribs. Why? They sound so delicious! The wine from Dracaena sounds like a perfect pairing. I need to get my hands on a bottle of their wine!

    1. I think you will be very pleased with both the short ribs and the wine.

  12. Wendy,
    I loved your post and that dish looks divine. I traveled to Hungary in 1990, wow 30 years now. It was a very exciting Father-Daughter trip and one I cherish. Cheers to you and both of the groups. Susannah

  13. Sounds delicious! I reminder I need to use my Instant Pot more! Always good to enjoy a meal with Lori's Cab Franc. Thanks for hosting!

  14. This recipe sounds like a winner! I'm making a note of it as we head for a second lockdown; my husband will love it. Thanks again for hosting this month.

  15. Delicious comfort food! You're right - just what we need right now to get through the pandemic.

    1. For sure Linda...praying that 2021 is a better year for our world.

  16. Looks Great! Looks yummy! This dish is our favourite dish for the winter times.

  17. Okay Hungarian ribs + Cabernet Franc = Pure Comfort Food! It's rainy and cold here today and this combination sounds so perfect.

    1. We finally have some snow here. Hoping for a white Christmas.


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