A Flavorful Journey: Braised Beef Short Ribs Recipe

Braised beef short ribs represent the epitome of comfort food – succulent, tender, and bursting with rich flavors. This timeless dish, with its melt-in-your-mouth texture and robust sauce, is a culinary masterpiece that delights the senses. In this recipe, we’ll embark on a journey to create the perfect braised beef short ribs, infused with aromatic herbs, vegetables, and a symphony of savory ingredients.


  • 5 – 6 beef short ribs, approximately 300-400g/10-14oz each
  • 1.5 tsp each of salt and pepper
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 3 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1 large onion, chopped (brown, yellow, or white)
  • 2 celery ribs, chopped
  • 2 carrots, chopped
  • 2 tbsp tomato paste
  • 2 cups (500ml) dry red wine
  • 2 cups (500ml) beef stock/broth, low sodium
  • 2 sprigs thyme (optional)


  1. Preheat your oven to 160C/325F.
  2. Sprinkle salt and pepper all over the beef short ribs.
  3. Heat olive oil in a large ovenproof pot over high heat. Add half of the ribs and brown them aggressively all over for about 5-7 minutes. Remove and repeat with the remaining ribs, then set aside.
  4. Reduce the heat to medium. Add chopped onion and crushed garlic to the same pot and cook for 2 minutes until fragrant.
  5. Add chopped carrots and celery, and cook for an additional 5 minutes until the vegetables are softened and sweet.
  6. Stir in the tomato paste and cook for 1 minute to enhance its flavor.
  7. Pour in the dry red wine, beef broth, and add thyme sprigs. Stir until the tomato paste is dissolved.
  8. Return the browned beef ribs to the pot, arranging them so they are submerged in the liquid.
  9. Cover the pot with a lid and transfer it to the preheated oven. Let it braise for 3 hours, or until the meat can easily be pried apart with forks.

Conclusion: Braised beef short ribs are a culinary masterpiece that satisfies both the palate and the soul. With this recipe, you can elevate any meal into a memorable dining experience. Whether you choose to prepare them in the oven, stove, slow cooker, pressure cooker, or Instant Pot, the result will be tender, succulent ribs bathed in a rich, flavorful sauce. So gather your ingredients, unleash your inner chef, and indulge in the incomparable delight of braised beef short ribs. Enjoy!

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