I like beef short rib soup. It reminds me of a simplier version of Spanish Cocido. Beef Short Rib Soup Recipe Beef Short Rib Soup 2 lbs. beef chuck short ribs, cut into 2-inch pieces 8 c. water 1 c. chopped onion 1/4 c. dry sherry (optional) 4 tsp. salt 1/2 tsp. pepper 1/4 tsp. 2 med. potatoes, diced 3 med. carrots, diagonally sliced into bite-size pieces 1 lg. can tomatoes About 1 (4 oz.) bottle horseradish About 3 hours before serving: In 6-quart Dutch oven or saucepot over high heat, heat short ribs and water to boiling. With spoon, skim off foam. Add onion, sherry, salt, pepper, heat to boiling. Reduce heat to low; cover and simmer 1 1/ 2hours. Add potatoes, carrots and cabbage; over high heat, heat to boiling. Reduce heat to low; cover and simmer 30 minutes or until meat and vegetables are tender. Serve soup and let persons dip meat in horseradish. I serve it with bread and wine.