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Braised Beef Short Ribs

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  • Author: Erin Jensen
  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 3 hours
  • Total Time: 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Yield: Serves 4
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American


Braised Beef Short Ribs – A classic, easy braised short rib recipe!


  • 8 Country Natural Beef beef short ribs (English cut)
  • 1 tablespoon kosher salt
  • 1 tablespoon garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon fennel seed
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/3 cup celery, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup carrots, finely chopped
  • 1/3 cup shallots, finely chopped
  • 3 oz tomato paste
  • 1/2 cup diced tomatoes (canned is fine)
  • 1 and 1/4 cup beef broth
  • 1/2 cup pomegranate juice (Whole30) or dry red wine
  • 1 teaspoon chopped garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika (or more to taste)
  • 1 tablespoon roughly chopped fresh basil
  • 1/4 teaspoon rosemary


  1. Preheat oven to 275 degrees F.
  2. Combine salt, pepper and fennel in small bowl.
  3. Rub salt/pepper/fennel mixture all over short ribs (optional: wrap in plastic wrap and let sit for an hour or more)
  4. Add olive oil to dutch oven on med-high heat.
  5. Sear short ribs on all sides
  6. Remove short ribs and place on plate.
  7. In same dutch oven add garlic and move around the pan until it becomes fragrant, about 1 minute.
  8. Add shallots and move those around the pan, allowing them to cook, about 1 minute.
  9. Add celery and carrots and sauté them for about 3 minutes.
  10. Add tomato paste, diced tomatoes, beef broth, red wine, garlic, oregano, thyme, smoked paprika, fresh basil, and rosemary. Stir to ensure any bits of short rib stuck to the bottom come loose.
  11. Let simmer for 10-15 minutes to let reduce.
  12. Add short ribs back into dutch oven with braising liquid.
  13. Place in oven, covered, and let cook for 3-3 1/2 hours, flipping short ribs halfway.
  14. Serve immediately and cover with braising liquid.


  • Whole30/Paleo: For Whole30/Paleo simply use pomegranate juice instead of red wine and double check those ingredients in whatever beef broth you end up using!
  • Serving: I would recommend serving with some mashed potatoes! I love the stove-top mashed potatoes or these Instant Pot mashed potatoes!