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Braised short ribs, a great dinner option, served over polenta
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Braised Short Ribs

Braised Short Ribs: These traditional short ribs are easy to make in the oven. They are simple enough that it doesn’t take much to turn this short rib recipe into a complete meal. Perfect for a sunday night family dinner.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time2 hrs 20 mins
Total Time2 hrs 30 mins
Course: Main Dish, Ribs
Cuisine: American
Keyword: braised short ribs, braised short ribs recipe
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 482kcal
Author: Rachael


  • 2 1/2 pounds beef short ribs trimmed
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 onion sliced
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 large carrots peeled and diced
  • 2 cups white mushrooms
  • 2 cups beef broth
  • 1 cup tomato sauce
  • 2 sprigs fresh rosemary
  • 1 tsp fresh thyme
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 bay leaf


  • Trim short ribs, but leave some of the fat. Fat is flavor.
  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).
  • Season short ribs with salt and black pepper.
  • Heat olive oil in a dutch oven over medium-high heat. Brown short ribs in hot oil until browned on all sides, 7 to 12 minutes. Remove ribs from dutch oven
  • Add onion with a pinch of salt to the hot dutch oven and saute until softened, about 3 minutes.
  • Add garlic and saute until fragrant, about 1 minute more.
  • Stir mushrooms and carrotis into onion mixture.
  • Pour half a cup of beef stock into the dutch oven and bring to a boil while scraping the browned bits of food off of the bottom of the pan with a wooden spoon. Stir remaining beef broth, tomato sauce, rosemary, thyme, 1/2 teaspoon salt, cayenne pepper, smoked paprika, and bay leaf into the pot.
  • Add short ribs into Dutch oven and stir make sure they are covered. Put the lid on the Dutch oven.
  • Put Dutch oven in the preheated oven and cook short ribs until short ribs are fork-tender, about 2 hours.
  • Serve over polenta.


Calories: 482kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 43g | Fat: 28g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 122mg | Sodium: 1217mg | Potassium: 1305mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 5545IU | Vitamin C: 10.1mg | Calcium: 52mg | Iron: 5.7mg