How To Make Red Wine Braised Short Ribs
These short ribs are braised in red wine and fresh herbs until tender. The result is a melt-in-your-mouth, cozy dish that pairs well with pasta or potatoes.
- 4lbsboneless short ribs,trimmed of excess fat and silver skin, cut into 3-in chunks
- 2tspkosher salt
- ½tspfreshly ground black pepper
- 2tbspolive oil
- 2mediumyellow onions,diced
- 6clovesgarlic,roughly chopped
- 1½tbsptomato paste
- ¼cupall purpose flour
- 2⅓cupsred wine,see note
- 1cupbeef broth
- 1bay leaf
- 5sprigsfresh thyme
- 2largecarrots,sliced ½-in thick diagonally
Adjust an oven rack to the lower-middle position and preheat the oven to 325 degrees F. Season the short ribs all over with salt and pepper. Heat 1 tablespoon of the oil in a large heavy-bottomed Dutch oven or oven-safe pot over medium-high heat until shimmering.
Add half of the short ribs and cook, without moving, until well browned on one side only. Transfer the beef to a large plate. Repeat with the remaining tablespoon of oil and short ribs.
Pour off all but one tablespoon of fat, return the pot to the stove, and reduce the heat to medium-low. Add the onions and cook, stirring occasionally, until soft and translucent.
Add the garlic and cook, stirring occasionally, 2 minutes more. Add the tomato paste and cook, stirring constantly, for 1 minute. Add the flour and cook, stirring constantly, until fully absorbed by the onion-tomato mixture.
Add the wine, broth, sugar, bay leaf and thyme sprigs; increase the heat to high and bring to a boil, scraping the bottom of the pan to loosen browned bits.
Add the short ribs and any accumulated juices to the pot and return to a boil. Cover the pot with a lid, transfer to the oven, and cook for 2 hours.
Carefully remove the pot from the oven. Stir in the carrots. Cover and return the pot to the oven and cook 45 to 60 minutes more, or until the carrots and meat are tender.
Remove the bay leaf and thyme sprigs. Skim any grease off the surface of the sauce, if necessary.
Taste the sauce and adjust seasoning, if necessary. Spoon the short ribs and sauce into bowls over egg noodles, mashed potatoes, or creamy polenta.
- Calories: 681.32kcal
- Fat: 46.74g
- Saturated Fat: 18.98g
- Trans Fat: 2.54g
- Monounsaturated Fat: 24.11g
- Polyunsaturated Fat: 3.32g
- Carbohydrates: 12.39g
- Fiber: 1.57g
- Sugar: 4.05g
- Protein: 40.96g
- Cholesterol: 165.56mg
- Sodium: 740.56mg
- Calcium: 60.03mg
- Potassium: 937.44mg
- Iron: 6.43mg
- Vitamin A: 166.38µg
- Vitamin C: 7.49mg
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