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Braised Short Ribs Recipe

This simple and delicious Braised Short Ribs Recipe is Beef Short Ribs cooked into tender and juicy meat chunks.

Try this recipe with a side of Mashed Potatoes.

Braised Short Ribs are made with onions, carrots, splash of wine and good amount of garlic. Easy weeknight dinner or a weekend feast - you decide!

Making the best Braised Short Ribs

As the Braised Short Ribs are cooked over several hours in a bouquet of flavors, the meat becomes very tender, juicy and flavorful. Typically, ribs have a good amount of fat threaded throughout each piece which tenderizes the meat as it cooks.

Properly cooked ribs will hold their shape when transferred from the pot to the plate but will fall apart as soon as you stick a fork into the meat, and melt in your mouth when you eat them.

Braised Short Ribs are made with onions, carrots, splash of wine and good amount of garlic. Easy weeknight dinner or a weekend feast - you decide!

These Braised Short Ribs are a great dish to serve when  you have company over. Not only are they delicious, but they are very easy to make since they don’t involve a lot of steps and can be prepared hours before and then reheated.

In fact, if you make them a day ahead and then reheat right before, they are even better because all the flavors have had the time to mend.

Using wine in this Ribs Recipe:

This Ribs Recipe calls for red wine, but if you white wine is what you have, use white wine. You can even omit it completely if you would rather not cook with alcohol. 

Alrighty, let’s get cooking!

Braised Short Ribs

Yield: about 4 servings

Ingredients:

  • beef short ribs
  • onion
  • carrots
  • red or white wine
  • stock
  • garlic
  • salt
  • ground pepper
  • olive oil

How to make Braised Ribs: 

  • Heat a large dutch oven over medium/high heat until thoroughly heated through. With 3-4 Tbsps of olive oil, sear the ribs a couple pieces at a time until well browned. Remove meat to a bowl.

Braised Short Ribs are made with onions, carrots, splash of wine and good amount of garlic. Easy weeknight dinner or a weekend feast - you decide!

  • Add diced onions to the pot and cook for 5-7 minutes. Cook until lightly browned. Set aside ½ the chopped carrots, and add the rest to the pot. Cook carrots for 3-4 minutes. Add the short ribs with the juices that have leaked out.

Braised Short Ribs are made with onions, carrots, splash of wine and good amount of garlic. Easy weeknight dinner or a weekend feast - you decide!

  • Pour enough stock to keep the short ribs submerged, about 3 cups.

Braised Short Ribs are made with onions, carrots, splash of wine and good amount of garlic. Easy weeknight dinner or a weekend feast - you decide!

  • Then add ½ cup of wine. Season with salt, pepper, bay leaves, mustard seeds, and a couple peeled garlic cloves.

Braise for 2 – 2.5 hours:

  • Cover pot with lid and cook on a low simmer for 2.5 hours. It is important to check on the meat periodically and turn the meat pieces if some of them are not covered by the liquid.

Braised Short Ribs are made with onions, carrots, splash of wine and good amount of garlic. Easy weeknight dinner or a weekend feast - you decide!

  • Once the ribs are almost ready, add 1 cup of the reserved carrots, and 2 garlic cloves. Stir everything together, cover and cook for an additional 20 minutes.
  • Skim any fat that pools at the top and discard.
  • Serve over mashed potatoes, creamy polenta, grits, or pasta right away.

Braised Short Ribs are made with onions, carrots, splash of wine and good amount of garlic. Easy weeknight dinner or a weekend feast - you decide!

This Beef Ribs Recipe is a family favorite! It’s such a simple recipe and the perfect comfort food! The combination of beef, carrots, onions, and wine make the most tender and juicy beef!

Other great Beef Recipes to try:

Braised Short Ribs

Braised Short Ribs -| Let the Baking Begin!

This simple and delicious Braised Short Ribs Recipe is Beef Short Ribs cooked into tender and juicy meat chunks. 

Author: Marina | Let the Baking Begin!
Calories: 706 kcal
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 2 hours 30 minutes
Total Time: 2 hours 50 minutes
Servings: 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 4 1/2 lbs beef short ribs (8-9 pcs)
  • 1 large onion peeled, diced
  • 2 medium carrots peeled, roughly chopped
  • 1/2 cup red or white wine (omit if you would rather not cook with alcohol)
  • 2 cups stock enough to submerge the short ribs
  • 5 cloves garlic
  • 2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 tsp black ground pepper
  • olive Oil

Instructions

How to make Braised Short Ribs:

  1. Heat a large dutch oven over medium-high heat until thoroughly heated through. Add 3-4 Tbsp of olive oil to the pot and then sear the short ribs a couple pieces at a time until well browned, about 45 seconds to 1 minute per side. Do not overcrowd the pot or the meat will start to release juices, which will prevent browning. Remove the meat to a bowl.
  2. Add the diced onion to the pot and cook for about 5=7 minutes, frequently stirring, until slightly browned and translucent. Set aside 1/2 of the chopped carrots and add the rest into the pot. Cook the carrots for 3-4 minutes, stirring often. To this, add the short ribs with the juices that have leaked out.
  3. Pour enough stock to keep the short ribs submerged, about 3 cups.
  4. Now add 1/2 cup of wine - red is best, but white is fine too. Season with 2 tsp salt and 1 tsp black ground pepper, followed by 2 bay leaves, 2 tsp mustard seeds, and couple cloves peeled garlic. Stir and taste for seasoning. You want the liquid to be well seasoned since some of the salt will be absorbed by the meat.

Braise for 2 - 2.5 hours:

  1. Cover with lid and cook on low simmer for about 2.5 hours, or until the short ribs are almost fork tender. As the short ribs are braised, some of the liquid will evaporate and leave some of the short ribs not covered with liquid. That is it is important to check on the meat periodically and turn the meat pieces if some of them are not covered by the liquid. This will ensure that the meat is cooked through, all the way around.
  2. When the meat is almost ready, add the 1 cup of reserved chopped carrots and 2 cloves garlic. Stir and cover with the lid and cook for another 20 minutes or until the carrots are soft and meat is fork tender.
  3. Skim any fat that pools at the top and discard.
  4. Serve over mashed potatoes, creamy polenta, grits, or pasta right away.
Nutrition Facts
Braised Short Ribs
Amount Per Serving
Calories 706 Calories from Fat 342
% Daily Value*
Fat 38g58%
Saturated Fat 16g100%
Cholesterol 219mg73%
Sodium 1898mg83%
Potassium 1520mg43%
Carbohydrates 9g3%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 71g142%
Vitamin A 5345IU107%
Vitamin C 5mg6%
Calcium 53mg5%
Iron 8.4mg47%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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  • Alena

    Also, which red wine did you use? Thanks!

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  • Alena

    This sounds delicious! Will be making tomorrow. What kind of stock do you recommend? What kind did you use? I usually buy the organic chicken or beef boullion paste from Costco. Would that work? Also, you said you can make them a day ahead and they will still taste good. Would you just reheat on the stovetop the whole pot? Please let me know. Thank you so much for your amazing recipes!

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    • Yes, that is exactly what I use! I love that stuff! I know it’s not the healthiest, but it sure works like magic in recipes.

      To reheat, you can either slowly heat it on the stove top or place it in the oven and heat it there. Either way, use gentle heat so it doesn’t scorch the bottom.

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  • jessica

    Do you use chicken stock?

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  • jessica

    I have a few questions, how many Lb of meat approximately , and would Merlot vine work for this recipe? Thanks

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  • Lana

    Hello,
    They look so goodWhich exactly short ribs did you use? Are they boneless? Which store do you get them at? Thank you

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    • I do get the boneless, but bone in will work just as good.
      I get mine at Costco by all the beef, steaks and such. They are sold in long strips of meat about 2 inches thick.

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