Red Wine Braised Short Ribs

  • Author: Allie
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 180
  • Total Time: 3 hours 10 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Braising
  • Cuisine: American


Deep, luscious flavors and the quintessential wintertime dish, these red wine braised short ribs are sheer perfection!



  • 750ml bottle of dry red wine (one good enough that you’d like to drink it, since you’ll be concentrating its flavors)
  • 4 lbs short ribs cut into 2 inch chunks by the butcher
  • 5 sprigs of fresh thyme
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 3 cups beef broth plus 1/4 cup, separated
  • 2 carrots, peeled and diced
  • 3 stalks of celery, diced
  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 6 cloves garlic, peeled and smashed
  • 23 tablespoons avocado oil
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • Kosher salt


  1. Pat the short ribs dry and sprinkle with salt
  2. Heat a large dutch oven over medium high heat. When pot is hot, add avocado oil. Working in batches, sear the short ribs on each side until browned, about 2 minutes each side. Transfer ribs to a plate
  3. Pour off or remove all but 2 tablespoons of the drippings from the dutch oven. Over medium high heat, saute the onions, carrots, and celery until onions are lightly browned, about 6 minutes
  4. Add the bottle of red wine, garlic and ribs and their juices back to the pot and simmer over medium heat until the red wine reduces by about half, roughly 20 minutes
  5. Whisk the tomato paste into the 1/4 cup beef broth, then add this mixture plus the remaining beef stock to the pot. Add the bay leaves, thyme and a hefty pinch or two of kosher salt and cover with a lid. Put in a 350 degree oven and braise for 2 hours
  6. Remove the lid from the dutch oven and return to the oven uncovered for another 30 minutes, letting sauce reduce further. Check that ribs are tender and bones are falling out. Remove from oven
  7. Remove the ribs from the pot and strain the sauce, separating the solids from the liquid. Reserve the liquid
  8. Plate ribs and braising liquids over potatoes, polenta, parsnips, or base of your choice!

Keywords: short ribs, braised short ribs, red wine braised short ribs