I love and hate Paula Deen. She has such a great personality and most of her dishes look mighty good, but goodness the woman needs to cool it with the butter and frying. I mean do you really need to deep-fry a bagel with lox and cream cheese? I do secretly envy that built-in deep fryer… So when I was craving Olive Garden’s short ribs with tortellini I decided to use Paula’s short rib recipe, and paired it with Bertolli tortellini, zucchini, and alfredo sauce. The end result was ok, the short ribs were delicious but I think I should have used a different vegetable to vary the textures, all-in-all it was edible.
Season ribs with s&p and Paula’s house seasoning.
Sear those puppies good.
Chop the onion and garlic.
Braise everything for 2 hours.
Chop ribs, saute with zucchini, toss in cooked tortellini and ladle alfredo overtop.
Full recipe for ribs can be found at: