Slow Braised Beef Short Ribs

How to make Slow Braised Beef Short Ribs.

Ingredients: Serves 6

  • 2 kg/4 lbs beef short ribs
  • 2 onions finely chopped
  • 3 carrots peeled and finely chopped
  • 2 celery sticks finely chopped
  • 6 garlic cloves finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp flour
  • 2 pieces fresh rosemary
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 cup tomato puree/passata
  • 2 cups beef stock
  • 2 cups red wine
  • 500 g/1 lb mushrooms
  • salt, to taste
  • pepper, to taste


  1. Pre-heat the oven to 160ºC/320ºF. 
  2. Season the short ribs generously.
  3. In a large, oven-proof lidded pot, heat a splash of olive oil then sear the beef ribs until well-browned on all sides. 
  4. Remove from the pot and set aside.
  5. Add the onions, carrots and celery and cook until soft and translucent. 
  6. Add the garlic and herbs then cook for another 30 seconds before adding the flour. 
  7. Stir to coat the vegetables in the flour then add the wine and stock.
  8. Allow to come to a simmer then add the tomatoes and beef short ribs back to the pot.
  9. Season well then cover and place in the oven.
  10. Allow to braise for 2-3 hours or until the ribs are soft.
  11. Add the mushrooms and braise for another 20 minutes.
  12. Adjust seasoning according to taste.
  13. Serve and enjoy!
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