Spice and Wine Braised Short Ribs

READY IN: 55mins
Recipe by Miraklegirl

Got this from the Fine Cooking forum. I haven't tried it, but it sounds wonderful and different. Please let me know how it turns out for you... Prep and cook time is estimated

Top Review by Nutcakes

This is a fantastic braise to make on a cold day. It is very simple to make. I limit the chipotle peppers so as not to be burning hot, but just to give a little zip to the sauce. It's quite addictive. I like to serve it with polenta but mashed potatoes are very appropriate.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat the oven to 300-325°F.
  2. Choose a heavy casserole or dutch oven with a lid.
  3. Use a skillet if necessary to brown the ribs and transfer to the casserole to finish.
  4. Heat enough oil to brown the ribs successfully-- it should cover the bottom of the pan.
  5. Season the ribs with salt and pepper.
  6. Brown in batches.
  7. Reserve the ribs on a plate.
  8. Pour off excess fat from the pan and add the mirepoix- carrot, onion and celery.
  9. Cook until nicely caramelized.
  10. Add the garlic and tomato paste.
  11. Cook for 1 minute.
  12. Add the wine and cook until reduced by half, then add the stock, spices and herbs.
  13. Bring to boiling then add the ribs to the pot.
  14. (If using a skillet, prepare to this point and transfer to the baking dish).
  15. Cover the ribs and place in the oven.
  16. After about 20-30 minutes, check the ribs to see that the liquid is not boiling or bubbling.
  17. Reduce the oven heat if necessary.
  18. Cook until tender-- about 2 hours.
  19. Keep checking to make sure there’s enough liquid.
  20. When the ribs are done, remove from the pot and keep warm.
  21. Let the pot rest until the fat rises to the surface.
  22. Remove any excess fat.
  23. Remove the cinnamon stick and herb sprigs.
  24. For a more refined sauce, purée or put through a food mill.
  25. Reheat the sauce to boiling, adjusting the seasonings, and reduce until nicely thickened.
  26. Serve the ribs warmed in the sauce.

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