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“Seven Oaks” Braised Beef Short Ribs

Braised Beef Short Ribs

Beef Short Ribs are the best cut when slow cooking. These delicious "Seven Oaks" Braised Beef Short Ribs are so tender and fall apart that you'll want to make sure you made extra! Recipe from Chef Doug Vaughan.

Serves: 4


  • 4 lbs. kosher-style (cross-cut) beef short ribs, cut 2-3 inches in length
  • 1 medium carrot, peeled and cut into large pieces
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp. vegetable oil
  • 1 medium onion, peeled and cut into large pieces
  • 1 rib of celery, cut into large pieces
  • 3 cloves garlic, smashed
  • 1 Tbsp. tomato paste
  • 1 bottle of J. Lohr Estates Seven Oaks Cabernet
  • 4 cups stock (chicken or beef)
  • 2 sprigs fresh thyme
  • 2 sprigs fresh rosemary
  • 2 bay leaves
  • kosher salt and cracked black pepper for seasoning


  1. Preheat oven to 300°F. In a large, heavy bottom oven-proof casserole or sauté pan with a lid, heat oil over medium-high heat.
  2. Season the meat and sear in batches, not overcrowding, until nicely browned, then transfer to a dish. Pour off most of the fat from the pan and add the cut pieces of carrot, onion and celery. Cook over medium heat until lightly caramelized, then add the tomato paste and smashed garlic, and cook for two minutes.
  3. Add the J. Lohr Estates Cabernet and reduce by half, then add stock and herbs, and bring to a boil.
  4. Return ribs to pot. Cover and place in oven for 15 minutes. Check to make sure it is slightly simmering, and adjust temperature, if needed. Allow to cook until tender, about two hours.
  5. Remove ribs from liquid, then strain the liquid and let stand five minutes. Then remove the grease with a ladle, and reduce liquid to thicken, if needed. Place ribs back in the sauce until ready to eat.

Serve over polenta or horseradish whipped potatoes with a glass of J. Lohr Estates Seven Oaks Cabernet. Enjoy!

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