Red Wine Braised Short Ribs
Recipe from Epicurious.com
5 lb Bone-In Beef Short Ribs, cut crosswise into 2” pieces
Kosher Salt and Freshly Ground Black Pepper
3 Tbsp. Vegetable Oil
3 Medium Onions, chopped
3 Medium Carrots, peeled, chopped
2 Celery Stalks, chopped
3 Tbsp. All-Purpose Flour
1 Tbsp. Tomato Paste
1 750-milliliter bottle Dry Red Wine (preferably Cabernet Sauvignon)
10 Sprigs Flat-Leaf Parsley
8 Sprigs Thyme
4 Sprigs Oregano
2 Sprigs Rosemary
2 Fresh or Dried Bay Leaves
1 Head of Garlic, halved crosswise
4 Cups Low-Salt Beef Stock
Preheat oven to 350°F. Season short ribs with salt and pepper. Heat oil in a large Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Working in 2 batches, brown short ribs on all sides, about 8 minutes per batch. Transfer short ribs to a plate. Pour off all but 3 tablespoons drippings from pot.
Add onions, carrots, and celery to pot and cook over medium-high heat, stirring often, until onions are browned, about 5 minutes. Add flour and tomato paste; cook, stirring constantly, until well combined and deep red, 2-3 minutes. Stir in wine, then add short ribs with any accumulated juices. Bring to a boil; lower heat to medium and simmer until wine is reduced by half, about 25 minutes. Add all herbs to pot along with garlic. Stir in stock. Bring to a boil, cover, and transfer to oven.
Cook until short ribs are tender, 2-2 1/2 hours. Transfer short ribs to a platter. Strain sauce from pot into a measuring cup. Spoon fat from surface of sauce and discard; season sauce to taste with salt and pepper. Serve in shallow bowls over mashed potatoes with sauce spooned over.
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