Red Wine-Braised Short Ribs

Red Wine-Braised Short Ribs
Recipe Info - Skill Level
Recipe Info - Serving Size
6 to 8 servings
Recipe Info - Prep Time
20 min
Recipe Info - Cook Time
3 hr 10 min
A taste tempting combination of ingredients makes this Red Wine-Braised Short Ribs recipe unforgettable.


Step 1

Preheat oven to 325º F.

Step 2

Heat oil in large, heavy oven-proof saucepan or Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Season short ribs with salt and pepper. Working in batches, add ribs to saucepan in single layer. Cook until brown on all sides; transfer to large bowl. Drain all but 1 tablespoon fat from pan (if your ribs are lean, there shouldn’t be but 1 tablespoon fat left).

Step 3

Add shallots to pan; cook for a few minutes until golden. Add garlic; cook for 30 seconds. Stir in wine, 2 cups water, bouillon, thyme, rosemary and sage. Bring to a boil, scrapping up brown bits from bottom of pan. Add carrots to pan along with short ribs and any accumulated juices. Bring to a boil; cover and place in oven.

Step 4

Bake, covered, for 2 ½ hours or until ribs are very tender and meat is falling off the bones. Using tongs, transfer ribs, shallots and carrots to a large bowl. Spoon oil from pan juices*. Combine 2 tablespoons water and flour in small bowl; whisk into pan. Boil juices for 10 to 15 minutes or until it starts to thicken (it should coat the back of a spoon). Remove and discard stems from herbs. Return ribs to pan; spoon sauce over. Serve over horseradish smashed potatoes.

Cook’s Tip

A great way to remove excess oil from the surface is to freeze the pan juices for about 30 minutes. The fat will raise to the top, making removing it a snap!


To create a more intense braising liquid, use 1/2 bottle of red wine, 1 1/2 cups port and 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar instead of the whole bottle of red wine. All other braising ingredients remain the same. Also, 2 1/2 to 3 pounds of boneless short ribs can be used. Check for doneness at 2 hours.


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