Merlot Braised Beef Short Ribs

"Succulent, wine-laced short ribs. I serve these with roasted garlic mashed potatoes."
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Ready In:
2hrs 50mins




  • Preheat oven to 450 F.
  • Season the short ribs with salt and pepper and place in a roasting pan that's just large enough to hold them in a single layer.
  • Roast for 30 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, place the wine, stock, flour, sugar and mustard in a medium-sized pot and whisk until well combined. Mix in the onion, garlic and thyme.
  • Bring to a boil, boil 2 minutes and then remove from the heat.
  • Once the short ribs have roasted for 30 minutes, remove from the oven and drain away the excess fat.
  • Reduce the oven temperature to 325°F.
  • Pour the wine/stock mixture over the ribs.
  • Cover and bake for 2 hours or until the meat is very tender and falling off the bone.
  • Skim any fat from the surface of the ribs before serving.

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  1. I only prepare short ribs every now and then, but I may have to change that after eating this. The merlot sauce is OUTSTANDING...excellent taste and texture. Thanks for a really good recipe.
  2. I made this for dinner this evening and we really enjoyed it. The sauce was very flavorful and I will definitely be making again. Thanks for sharing.
  3. I used a very lean Eye of Round roast and cut it into 4 slabs. My, Oh, My, this was so good, the meat was tender and not a bit dry. Just really, really good!
  4. I made these for a Passover meal, within an Easter meal at my mother in laws. They turned out very tasty, a little too saucy, but tender moist, travelled well and re-heated well. Definitely going to make these again.
  5. I, along with 2 others, loved this. The ribs were tender, and very tasty. My DH, however, did not care for it, simply because of the onions. Yes, I, the unsympathetic wife who knows he hates onion, did not omit them. This was easy to prepare and the house smelled divine while they were in the oven. I'll make again, just using onion powder instead of onion slices. Thanks for posting!


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