Maple cider syrup is the magic ingredient here, a shortcut to incredible flavor.
Allow 3lbs of beef short ribs to come to room temperature, about 30 minutes.
In a large shallow bowl, mix:
1/2 cup flour
1/2 t salt
1/2 t pepper
Preheat oven to 300 degrees.
Heat a dutch oven over medium high heat.
In a 2 cup measuring cup, or large bowl, mix together:
1/2 cup cider syrup
1/2 cup apple cinder vinegar
1/2 cup broth, or 2T miso in 1/2 cup hot water.
Add 2T sunflower oil to your pan.
Dredge the ribs in the flour mix, then sear on all sides in the pan (about 1 minute per side should do it). Once all of the ribs are in the pot and seared, pour over the liquid mixture.
Cover and then place pan in oven and cook for 2.5-3 hours, until the meat is falling off the bone.
Serve with mashed potatoes or polenta.