Red Wine-Braised Short Ribs

Red Wine-Braised Short Ribs

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20 min.
210 min.
6 to 8 servings

A taste tempting combination of ingredients makes this Red Wine-Braised Short Ribs recipe unforgettable.


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 8 (3 to 4 inches long) extra-lean bone-in beef short ribs (about 3 1/2 pounds total)
  • Kosher salt and ground black pepper
  • 8 shallots, peeled and halved or 1 large red onion, chopped
  • 6 large cloves garlic, smashed and peeled
  • 1 bottle (750 mL) dry red wine
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 teaspoons MAGGI Granulated Beef Flavor Bouillon
  • 2 sprigs each fresh thyme, rosemary and sage
  • 4 large carrots or parsnips, peeled and thickly sliced or 1 pound peeled baby carrots
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • Horseradish smashed potatoes (optional)
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PREHEAT oven to 325º F.

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).

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.

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!

NOTE: 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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Excelent with port and balsamic. And don't skip the Horseradish. Pairs so well with this dish.

- chris g from CA

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1/6 of Recipe

Servings Per Recipe: 6

  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 590
  • Calories from Fat: 370
  • Total Fat: 41g (65% of DV)
  • Saturated Fat: 17.5g (89% of DV)
  • Cholesterol: 90mg (31% of DV)
  • Sodium: 450mg (19% of DV)
  • Carbohydrates: 11g (4% of DV)
  • Dietary Fiber: 2g (7% of DV)
  • Sugars: 3g
  • Protein: 20g
  • Vitamin A: 120% of DV
  • Vitamin C: 8% of DV
  • Calcium: 6% of DV
  • Iron: 15% of DV

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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