Luscious Oven-Braised Beef Short Ribs

Yield 6
RECIPE Ingredients
  • 1 onion, finely sliced
  • 4 cloves garlic, smashed
  • 1 leek, cleaned and finely chopped
  • 1 celery stalk, finely chopped
  • 4 sprigs fresh thyme, or 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 cup red wine
  • ½ cup soy sauce or tamari
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon coarsely-ground black pepper
  • 3½ pounds Angus Beef Short Ribs
  • 2 to 3 Idaho potatoes, peeled and cut in quarters (optional)
Recipe notes
These ribs are, indeed, luscious, braised slowly in red wine and soy sauce with garlic and thyme.
RECIPE Preparation
  1. Mix all ingredients except the meat and potatoes in a 9 x 15-inch roasting pan. Add the ribs and rub all over with the marinade. The meat should fit comfortably in a single layer in the pan. Cover and let marinate in the refrigerator for 6 hours or up to overnight. Occasionally turn the meat over in the marinade. Remove from the refrigerator 30 minutes prior to cooking.
  2. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Braise the short ribs for 2½ to 3 hours, reducing the heat to 350 degrees F after an hour. Turn the ribs over. Add the potatoes in the last 40 minutes of cooking. Add water to the pan if too much liquid evaporates. You want to end up with glistening ribs in a reduced glaze.