The Best Beef Short Rib Stew

READY IN: 2hrs


  • 1
    (1 ounce) package hidden valley ranch dressing mix (dry)
  • 1
    (1 ounce) package of mccormick brown gravy mix (dry)
  • 1
    (1 ounce) package italian seasoning mix (dry)
  • 1
    large white onion, thinly sliced
  • carrot (as many as you like)
  • idaho potato (as many as you like)
  • 12
    tablespoon salt (optional)


  • Brown your short ribs in a frying pan with a small amount of olive oil.
  • (I used one package of bone in ribs and one package of boneless).
  • Once they're browned, place them in a large pot along with the sliced onions.
  • Now fill the pot up with water. Use enough water to cover your meat.
  • You will now want to add the ranch, Italian, gravy mix, and salt.
  • Once you've added those ingredients, stir them together well, cover your pot, and bring to a boil.
  • Once your stew is boiling reduce the heat to a medium low and let cook for a few hours until the meat is soft and falling apart.
  • Once the meat is finished, add the carrots and potatoes and cook for 30 to 40 more mins on a medium low until your vegetables are tender.
  • Bon appetit :).