Red Wine Braised Short Ribs

Red Wine Braised Short Ribs

Ingredients

  • 5 pounds bone-in beef short ribs, cut crosswise into 2 inch pieces
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 3 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 3 medium onions, chopped
  • 3 medium carrots, peeled, chopped
  • 2 celery stalks, chopped
  • 3 tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 1 tbsp tomato paste
  • 750 ml bottle dry red wine (recommend Cabernet Sauvignon)
  • 10 sprigs flat leaf parsley
  • 8 sprigs thyme
  • 4 sprigs oregano
  • 2 sprigs rosemary
  • 2 fresh or dried bay leaves
  • 1 head of garlic, halved crosswise
  • 4 cups low-salt beef stock

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Season short ribs with salt and pepper. Heat the oil in a large Dutch oven oven medium-high heat.
  2. Working in 2 batches, brown short ribs on all sides, about 8 minutes per batch. Transfer short ribs to a plate. Pour off all but 3 tbsp drippings from the pot.
  3. Add onions, carrots, and celery to pot and cook over medium-high heat, stirring often, until onions are browned, about 5 minutes.
  4. Add flour and tomato paste; cook, stirring constantly until well combined and deep red 2-3 minutes. Stir in wine, then add short ribs with any accumulated juices.
  5. Bring to a boil; lower heat to medium and simmer until wine is reduced by half, about 25 minutes. Add all herbs to pot along with garlic. Stir in stock. Bring to a boil, cover and transfer to oven.
  6. Cook until short ribs are tender, 2 to 2 1/2 hours. Transfer short ribs to a platter. Strain sauce from pot into a measuring cup. Spoon fat from surface of sauce and discard; season sauce to taste with salt and pepper. Serve in shallow bowls over mashed potatoes with sauce spooned on top.