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Feb 4, 2011 12:46 PM

Jar Pot Roast recipe question

Not sure if this should be posted in "recipes" since I want the advice of locals who have eaten and cooked the dish...

I found the recipe online and, for those of you who have eaten the dish at Jar, I need your advice.

The recipe calls for "3 - 5 lbs of denuded boneless short rib" No problem. Found it at Costco (and Whole Foods). Here's my question - the short ribs at Costco come in approx. 1 1/2" width slices. I can get bigger "chunks" at Whole Foods by special order.

Does it make a difference? Will the thinner Costco chunks work well? Is this what was intended?

Here's the recipe if you are interested - It's from the LA Weekly


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  1. the 1.5" width is pretty much standard, since it is a perfect serving size.

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    1. re: jaykayen

      That's what I was thinking, but when I cook a traditional pot roast, I use a chuck that is thicker. I guess I'll try it and see.