Red Wine dinner recipe – Braised Beef Short Ribs

A red wine dinner calls for a flavorful and hearty dish that complements the richness of the wine. One delicious option is “Red Wine-Braised Beef Short Ribs.”


  • 4 lbs beef short ribs, bone-in
  • Salt and black pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 3 carrots, peeled and chopped
  • 3 celery stalks, chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 cups red wine (such as Cabernet Sauvignon or Merlot)
  • 2 cups beef broth
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 2 sprigs fresh thyme
  • 2 bay leaves
  • Chopped fresh parsley for garnish (optional)


  1. Preheat the Oven:
    • Preheat your oven to 325°F (160°C).
  2. Season and Sear the Beef Short Ribs:
    • Season the beef short ribs generously with salt and black pepper.
    • In a large oven-safe Dutch oven or heavy-bottomed pot, heat the olive oil over medium-high heat. Add the beef short ribs and sear them on all sides until they develop a golden-brown crust. This step helps lock in the flavors and juices.
  3. Sauté the Vegetables:
    • Remove the seared short ribs from the pot and set them aside. In the same pot, add the diced onion, chopped carrots, and chopped celery. Sauté the vegetables for about 5 minutes or until they start to soften.
  4. Add the Wine and Braising Liquid:
    • Stir in the minced garlic and cook for an additional minute until fragrant.
    • Pour in the red wine, beef broth, and tomato paste. Stir to combine and bring the liquid to a simmer.
  5. Braise the Short Ribs:
    • Return the seared beef short ribs to the pot. Add the fresh thyme sprigs and bay leaves.
    • Cover the pot with a lid and transfer it to the preheated oven.
    • Braise the short ribs in the oven for about 2.5 to 3 hours, or until the meat is tender and easily pulls away from the bone.
  6. Serve and Garnish:
    • Once the short ribs are fully cooked and tender, remove the pot from the oven.
    • Carefully lift the short ribs out of the braising liquid and arrange them on a serving platter.
    • Skim off any excess fat from the braising liquid and strain it to create a flavorful sauce.
    • Spoon the sauce over the short ribs and garnish with chopped fresh parsley if desired.

Pour a glass of the same red wine used in the braising liquid to complete your red wine dinner experience. This Red Wine-Braised Beef Short Ribs recipe is perfect for a special occasion or a cozy dinner at home. It goes very well with mashed potatoes.

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