Fall-Off-the-Bone Braised Short Ribs Recipe: Treat Yourself Tonight by 30Seconds Food

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11 months ago

Fall-Off-the-Bone Braised Short Ribs Recipe: Treat Yourself Tonight

Short ribs braised in a red wine sauce are fall-off-the-bone deliciousness. The smell while these short ribs bubble on the stove is intoxicating. Don't wait until the weekend to make these braised short ribs. Why not tonight for dinner?

All you need to make these juicy, succulent beef short ribs is short ribs, olive oil, fresh garlic, onion, carrots, tomato paste, a bottle of red wine, beef broth, bay leaves and dried thyme. Easy list, right? The short ribs are browned on the stovetop. In the same ovenproof large pot, cook the carrots, onion and garlic, then add the rest of the ingredients. Bake in the oven for about three hours or until they almost fall off the bone. 

Serve this easy short rib recipe with homemade mashed potatoes and air-fryer roasted carrots. Use the meat from any leftovers for a hearty sandwich

Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 3 hours and 10 minutes
Total Time: 3 hours and 15 minutes
Servings: 4


  • 3 pounds short ribs 
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1/2 cup chopped carrots
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1 bottle red wine (cabernet or merlot work well)
  • 1 cup beef broth
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme

Here's how to make it:

  1. Season the ribs with salt and pepper. Heat the olive oil in a Dutch oven. Brown the ribs on all sides, working in batches. Remove to a plate. 
  2. Add the carrots, onion and garlic. Cook about 5 minutes. Add the tomato paste and cook about 30 seconds more.
  3. Pour in the wine and beef stock. Add the bay leaves and thyme. Season with salt and pepper, to taste. 
  4. Place the ribs back into the wine liquid, making sure they are completely covered. Bake in a preheated 325-degree F oven for about 3 hours. When ribs are tender, remove and place on a serving platter. 
  5. Strain the liquid to remove any solids into a saucepot. Bring to a boil and reduce by half. Season with salt and pepper, to taste. Pour over the ribs and serve.

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Dutch Ovens
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Dried Thyme
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Elisa Schmitz
This looks delicious! Comfort food at its finest.
David Neunuebel
Unfortunately this was not a good recipe so I deleted it from my Recipe Keeper app. I love this site for some good recipes but this was not one of them.
Elisa Schmitz
So sorry you did not enjoy this recipe, David Neunuebel . We hope that you find other recipes on 30Seconds that you like better. Many thanks for the feedback, and for being part of our community! Donna John
Amanda Lohiser
I have this in the oven right now and it smells AMAZING!!! I halved the recipe since I wanted to make a smaller portion to start with.
**Can anyone tell me if it must be covered in the oven while it cooks?**
I'm figuring yes, so I've got it covered, but wanted to double check. Since I'm doing half the recipe I'm going to check it in 2 hours (but figuring I'll want to go 3).
Donna John
Because the ribs are submerged while cooking, you don't have to cover them, but of course can if you prefer. How did they come out for you? I usually cut recipes in half, too, because I'm usually just cooking for my husband and I. Amanda Lohiser
Amanda Lohiser
They turned out AMAZING! I covered them, and ended up using the full cooking time. I did have to add a little bit more wine and beef stock to create enough liquid to cover them. I eyeballed it, and it turned out fine. I reduced the sauce and added some cornstarch to thicken it. My mom and I really enjoyed it! Thanks for the reply! ✨
Donna John
So glad you and your mom enjoyed the short ribs! Great photo. They look delicious (so do the carrots and potatoes!). Amanda Lohiser
Amanda Lohiser
Thank you! The carrots are one of my other new favorite recipes! They're super easy and so tasty. Just peel, brush with melted butter mixed with honey, sprinkle with salt, and roast in a 400° oven for 25-30 mins, turning halfway through!
Elisa Schmitz
That sounds amazing. Thank you for sharing that yummy carrot recipe, Amanda Lohiser !

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