Tender Braised Short Ribs

I have been waiting to make this recipe for quite a while, but it is a meal that should be eaten in good company. I invited a friend over for dinner, and realized it was the perfect opportunity to finally make this dish 🙂 I started the prep work for this meal in the morning, and started by getting my ingredients:

  • 4 pounds beef short ribs
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 0.5 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 large onions, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 cup red wine
  • 0.66 cup ketchup
  • 3 Tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 Tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 Tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 sprigs fresh thyme


I started by sprinkling a generous amount of salt and pepper over ribs. In large pan on medium-high heat, I then browned the ribs on all sides and removed them from the pan (keeping the drippings in the pan).

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Next I sauteed the onions in same pan until they were translucent, and added the garlic. I let this cook for another minute, then placed the ribs in my crockpot, covering them with the onion/garlic mixture.

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I whisked together the wine, ketchup, soy sauce, Worcestershire sauce, and dark brown sugar, and poured it over the meat. The last step was to add fresh thyme sprigs on top of meat.

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I let this cook in my crock pot on low for 7-8, and served it over a mashed potatoes. Robert and Jonathan helped me taste test the mashed potatoes.

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Everyone gave it their stamp of approval 🙂 We finished off our meal with gratineed pineapples. Food always tastes best in good company!

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Let me know what you think!