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Braised Short Ribs

These Braised Short Ribs are so tender and juicy, you’ll want to make them every weekend!

Braised Short Ribs

I like cooking with wine, sometimes I put it in my food too 🙂

What are your weekend plans?? How about making these Red Wine Short Ribs? This isn’t 30 minutes or less recipe because perfection takes time and these short ribs are nothing short of perfection.

Anytime I see wine in a recipe I get intrigued because of A. I love wine and B. cooking with wine elevates the flavor in any dish.

The inspiration for this recipe came from Bon Appetit Magazine where a lot of my inspiration comes from because their recipes are amazing. I’ve made these a few times so I’ve learned some tips and tricks and have made some adjustments over the years.

What cut are short ribs?

Beef short ribs are the equivalent of spare ribs in pork, with beef short ribs usually larger and meatier than pork spare ribs. “Boneless” short ribs are cut from either the chuck or plate and consist of rib meat separated from the bone.

What is a good substitution for short ribs?

Chuck roast would be the best substitute if you can’t find short ribs.

First off, let’s talk about the short ribs. Bone-in or bone out? It’s really up to you, just know that if you purchase bone-in they will take longer to cook. Also, you will get less meat on them. However, if bone-in are on sale then get them in a larger quantity than the recipe calls for.

Secondly, when you are choosing a wine, you want to choose something bold like a Cab or Malbec. You won’t want to get the cheapest bottle but I wouldn’t go spending $50 on a bottle of wine for this recipe either. Pick something that you would drink yourself if you are a wine drinker.

Note: If you are not a wine drinker, you may not like this recipe, because they are “Red Wine Braised Short Ribs”.

How to make Braised Short Ribs

Let’s go through this recipe step-by-step.

Keep in mind, these process shots are done with terrible lighting. I took this a while back when I was clueless about photography so forgive me.

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Gather Thy Ingredients. Missing in this picture is the chicken broth. Carrots are optional. I added them because they add more flavor but if you are strict Keto you may want to omit them.
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Season short ribs with salt (liberally) and sear on both sides. Set aside. Side note; don’t take pictures with your kitchen light on. Yuck.
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Add the pancetta (or you can use bacon) to the pot and cook until it’s crispy.
Red Wine Braised Short Ribs
Add in the onions, thyme, and carrots if you’re using them
Red Wine braised short ribs
Add in the whole bottle of wine (ok, save yourself a glass first), crushed tomatoes and chicken broth.
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Now bring the meat back to the Red Wine bubble bath and let them simmer for 3-4 hours or until they are fork-tender. Your patience will be rewarded. I promise.
Red Wine Braised Short Ribs

More Keto Recipes to try:

  1. Clean Keto Beef Stew
  2. Keto Roasted Chicken with Lemon and Rosemary
  3. Fall of the Bone Coffee-Rubbed BBQ Ribs
Red Wine Short Ribs

Boneless Short Ribs in Red Wine

Yield: 8 Servings
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 3 hours
Total Time: 3 hours 20 minutes


  • 5 lbs boneless Beef Short Ribs
  • 2 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 2 oz Pancetta
  • 1 medium Onion
  • 1 bunch of Thyme
  • 1 bottle of Bold Red
  • 1/2 cup Chicken Broth


  • 1 lb carrots 


  1. Season short ribs with salt and pepper. Heat olive oil in a  large Dutch oven over medium-high heat and sear the short ribs until they are brown on both sides. Set aside.
  2. Cook the pancetta in the dutch oven and cook for a few minutes until crispy. Add the onions, thyme, and carrots if you are using them. Cook for 5 minutes.
  3. Add in the wine, tomatoes, and chicken broth and simmer the short ribs for 3 hours or until they are fork-tender.

Great with Cauliflower Mash!


Nutrition Information

Amount Per Serving Calories 817Total Fat 64gSaturated Fat 0gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 0gCholesterol 0mgSodium 0mgCarbohydrates 8gFiber 2gSugar 0gProtein 33g

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Red Wine Braised Short Ribs

Love mashed potato but you’re on a keto diet? Try my Cauliflower Mash recipe. It’s a keto-friendly substitute for mashed potato.

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