Chianti Braised Short Ribs (Olive Garden)

READY IN: 4hrs
Recipe by PACE6634

I have not tried this yet, but it does look interesting.

Top Review by Muffin Goddess

Fork-tender beef in a thick savory sauce, so good! It definitely needs to be started at lunchtime to make sure it's done in time for dinner, but it's so worth it. Much of the time is pretty hands-off anyhow. I forgot to pick up crushed tomatoes when grocery shopping, so I used fire-roasted diced tomatoes and mashed them up a bit in the pan. I also used oregano in place of the rosemary (rosemary tastes like Christmas tree to me, not a fan). Poor DH was chomping at the bit to try this as soon as he smelled the meat browning, lol! Thanks for posting!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Pat the short ribs dry and season with salt and pepper.
  2. Coat a large, nonstick pan with olive oil. Sauté the short rib pieces over medium-high heat for about two to three minutes on each side or until brown. When finished, transfer the short ribs to a bowl.
  3. Next, add the onions to the pan and cook over medium heat for approximately three minutes. Once the onions are translucent, add the garlic and cook for one minute.
  4. Add the Chianti, rosemary, beef broth and tomatoes to the pan one at a time, allowing the liquid to evaporate partially before each addition (about two minutes).
  5. Return the short ribs to the pan, including any juices that might have accumulated in the bowl. Cover and let simmer for three hours on low heat to complete the braising process.
  6. Remove the short ribs from the pan and boil the liquid until it’s reduced by half, about 10 minutes.
  7. Return the short ribs to the pan and heat thoroughly.

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