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Braised Beef Short Ribs Recipe - No Diets Allowed #Food #Foodie

Braised Short Rib and Tomato Sauce

You can eat this with pasta, or with some hearty bread. This is a great recipe for a cold day. It cooks for hours in your oven, so your house is warm and soon your heart will be as well, when you start digging in this melt-in-your-mouth delicious dish.


  • 8 beef short ribs bone-in
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • ¼ cup white wine such as pinot grigio or sauvignon blanc
  • 1 small onion chopped
  • 4 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 12 oz can tomato pureed
  • 1 28 oz can San Marzano tomatoes
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Pre-heat oven to 250ºF.
  2. Sprinkle salt and pepper over ribs, on both sides and rub them. Heat up 2 tablespoons of olive oil in a large Dutch oven over medium-high heat. 

  3. Add ribs to hot dutch oven and get a nice sear on all sides, flipping them over to brown on all sides. This will probably take about 10-20 minutes. Remove ribs to a plate and add ¼ cup white wine to deglaze the pan. Scrape the bits from the bottom of the pan. 

  4. Once the wine has almost evaporated, lower the heat to medium and add onions and garlic to the pan. Add a little more oil also, if you find necessary and if your pan is too dry and the onions are sticking to the bottom. Cook for 4 minutes. 

  5. Add the tomato paste and stir to combine. Add in the tomatoes and bring to a boil, add salt and pepper to taste, return ribs to the pan. Put the lid on and place the pot in the oven. Let it braise low and slow for 4-5 hours. I like to check at the 4-hour mark and see if it’s falling apart from the bones, trust me, you’ll know when it’s ready. 

  6. Once you remove from the oven, let it cool for a little bit. Skim fat off with a ladle and then it will be ready to serve. A little pro-tip: this is great to make ahead because the flavors will develop overnight in the fridge and the fat will solidify on top, making it easy to remove it once cooled.

  7. Variations: before adding the onions and garlic in, fry 4 oz of diced pancetta or bacon in the pan and then add the onions and proceed with the rest of the recipe.