Red Wine Braised Short Ribs - Olive Branch Oil & Spice

Red Wine Braised Short Ribs

Nov 11, 2023

These short ribs are ridiculously tender and cuddled up next to tender vegetables and a delicious red wine sauce. Serve this with mashed potatoes or pasta.


  • 4 pounds beef short ribs

  • 1/4 cup olive oil

  • 1 bulb fennel, chopped

  • 1 onion, chopped

  • 2 carrots, chopped

  • 3 garlic cloves

  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste

  • 2 cups red wine

  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper

  • 2 sprigs rosemary

  • 4 cups beef stock


  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees

  2. Heat the olive oil in a dutch oven. Season the short ribs with salt and pepper and brown beef on all sides. Transfer to a plate.

  3. Add fennel, onion, and carrots. Cook over medium-low heat for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.

  4. Add the tomato paste and garlic. Cook 1-2 minutes minutes then stir in the wine. Bring to a boil and cook over high heat until the liquid is reduced by half. Add 1 tablespoon of salt and 1 teaspoon pepper. Toss in the rosemary sprigs.

  5. Place the ribs on top of the vegetables and add the beef stock. Bring to a simmer over high heat. Cover and transfer to the oven ffor about 4 hours until the meat is very tender.

  6. Serve the beef with vegetables and sauce 

Takes 4 hours 30 minutes (30 minutes active)

Serves 6-8

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