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Red Wine Braised Short Ribs with Cauliflower Mash

These red wine braised short ribs are full of flavor, tender beef short ribs in a rich red wine sauce. These require a few hours for braising, but the wait is very much worth it. All you need is a large Dutch oven and these braised short ribs are an easy one-pot meal. Served over mashed cauliflower and extra red wine sauce. Leftover short ribs are great in pasta or my favorite, in a grilled cheese!

bowls of braised short ribs
tender red wine braised short rib over a bowl of mashed cauliflower

Tender short ribs served over creamy cauliflower mash

TOOLS I USED FOR THIS RECIPE:

Sear beef short ribs on all sides, remove from pan and prepare the remaining ingredients, place the seared short ribs back into the pan before braising.

bowls of mashed cauliflower

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Grocery list for the braised short ribs:

  • Beef Short Ribs
  • Olive Oil
  • Salt & Pepper
  • Celery
  • Carrots
  • Onion
  • Garlic
  • Tomato Paste
  • Herbs
  • Red Wine
  • Beef Stock
shredded beef short rib topped with fresh thyme

Instructions:

For the Short Ribs:

  • Heavily season short ribs with salt and pepper, set aside. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • In a large oven-safe dutch oven heat oil over medium-high heat. Once hot, add in the beef short ribs, careful not to overcrowd the pan*. Sear over medium-high heat for 3-4 minutes per side. Once all sides have been seared, transfer short ribs to a plate and set aside.
  • Add the diced onion into the hot pan. Keeping the heat high, sauté for 3-4 minutes until the onion starts to soften. Add in the diced celery and carrots, sauté for another 4-5 minutes. Add in the garlic and tomato paste, stir to combine. Sauté the garlic for 1-2 minutes until fragrant.
  • Deglaze the pan with red wine, bring to a simmer over medium-high heat. Simmer for 10-15 minutes until the wine has reduced by half. Add in the beef stock, bay leaves, thyme, and oregano. Transfer the seared short ribs back into the pan.
  • Cover with aluminum foil and the lid. Braise at 350 degrees F for 2 1/2 to 3 hours*. Check the short ribs starting at 2 1/2 hours, the short ribs should easily fall off the bone and be fork tender once they are done.
  • Once the short ribs are done braising, remove from the pan, transfer to a plate and cover with aluminum. Strain the veggies from the sauce*.

For the Cauliflower Mash:

  • In a large stock pot, bring salted water to a boil. Add in the cauliflower florets and boil for 5-7 minutes until fork tender. Cook in batches if needed.
  • Transfer the cooked cauliflower to a blender or food processor*, add in the butter, garlic, milk or cream, salt and pepper. Blend to combine, adjust seasoning as needed. If the mash is too thick add more milk or cream.
  • Serve the short ribs whole or shredded over the mashed cauliflower, spoon over the red wine sauce and garnish with remaining fresh herbs. These are best enjoyed immediately but will keep in the fridge for 2-3 days.

Notes:

*Sear short ribs in batches if you do not have a big enough pan.

*Start testing short ribs at 2 1/2 hours, if they are tender and fall off the bone they are ready. If not, continuing cooking, checking every 30 minutes.

*Blend the cauliflower in batches if needed, when blending warm ingredients be sure to leave proper room in the blender or food processor for steam.

three bowls of short ribs and cauliflower with silverware

Red Wine Braised Short Ribs with Cauliflower Mash

5 from 2 votes
Course: Main Course
Keyword: Beef, Braising, Red WIne, Short Ribs
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 4 hours
Total Time: 4 hours 30 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 846kcal
Author: The Hearty Life
Cost: $$$
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Equipment:

  • Dutch Oven

Ingredients: 

For the Short Ribs:

  • 4-5 lbs Beef short ribs, seasoned heavily with salt and pepper
  • 3 tbsp Olive oil
  • 4 Celery stalks, diced
  • 4 large Carrots, diced
  • 1 large Yellow onion, medium dice
  • 3-4 cloves Garlic, minced
  • 2 cups Red wine of choice
  • 3 tbsp Tomato paste
  • 3 cups Beef stock
  • 2-3 Bay leaves
  • Oregano or fresh thyme sprigs

For the Cauliflower Mash:

  • 5 lbs Fresh cauliflower florets
  • 3-4 tbsp Butter
  • 1/2 – 3/4 cup Milk or heavy cream, can substitute non-dairy milk
  • 2-3 cloves Garlic
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • Fresh thyme, oregano, or parsley for garnish

Instructions:

For the Short Ribs:

  • Heavily season short ribs with salt and pepper, set aside. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • In a large oven-safe dutch oven heat oil over medium-high heat. Once hot, add in the beef short ribs, careful not to overcrowd the pan*. Sear over medium-high heat for 3-4 minutes per side. Once all sides have been seared, transfer short ribs to a plate and set aside.
  • Add the diced onion into the hot pan. Keeping the heat high, sauté for 3-4 minutes until the onion starts to soften. Add in the diced celery and carrots, sauté for another 4-5 minutes. Add in the garlic and tomato paste, stir to combine. Sauté the garlic for 1-2 minutes until fragrant.
  • Deglaze the pan with red wine, bring to a simmer over medium-high heat. Simmer for 10-15 minutes until the wine has reduced by half. Add in the beef stock, bay leaves, thyme, and oregano. Transfer the seared short ribs back into the pan.
  • Cover with aluminum foil and the lid. Braise at 350 degrees F for 2 1/2 to 3 hours*. Check the short ribs starting at 2 1/2 hours, the short ribs should easily fall off the bone and be fork tender once they are done.
  • Once the short ribs are done braising, remove from the pan, transfer to a plate and cover with aluminum. Strain the veggies from the sauce*.

For the Cauliflower Mash:

  • In a large stock pot, bring salted water to a boil. Add in the cauliflower florets and boil for 5-7 minutes until fork tender. Cook in batches if needed.
  • Transfer the cooked cauliflower to a blender or food processor*, add in the butter, garlic, milk or cream, salt and pepper. Blend to combine, adjust seasoning as needed. If the mash is too thick add more milk or cream.
  • Serve the short ribs whole or shredded over the mashed cauliflower, spoon over the red wine sauce and garnish with remaining fresh herbs. These are best enjoyed immediately but will keep in the fridge for 2-3 days.

Notes:

*Sear short ribs in batches if you do not have a big enough pan.
*Start testing short ribs at 2 1/2 hours, if they are tender and fall off the bone they are ready. If not, continuing cooking, checking every 30 minutes.
*Blend the cauliflower in batches if needed, when blending warm ingredients be sure to leave proper room in the blender or food processor for steam.

Nutrition:

Serving: 1 serving | Calories: 846 kcal | Carbohydrates: 52 g | Protein: 82 g | Fat: 48 g | Saturated Fat: 22 g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2 g | Monounsaturated Fat: 18 g | Trans Fat: 1 g | Cholesterol: 227 mg | Sodium: 1115 mg | Potassium: 4008 mg | Fiber: 15 g | Sugar: 23 g | Vitamin A: 12807 IU | Vitamin C: 285 mg | Calcium: 335 mg | Iron: 11 mg

Nutritional information is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.

braised sort rib over a bowl of mashed cauliflower

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