Beef Short Ribs For Two is a decadent dish! Short ribs are baked in butter, garlic, & red wine sauce until they’re “fall off the bone” tender!
Have you ever ordered beef short ribs at a restaurant, or made them at home ? We’ve made them quite a few times over the years, and they are always a scrumptious treat! We LOVE them!
Tender and amazingly delicious, short ribs have become a dish we look forward to, even if we don’t have them as often as we would like!
This recipe is a perfect meal for two people, with 2 short ribs per person. It becomes a very filling dish, when served on top of mashed potatoes, rice, polenta or cooked egg noodles.
The prep is fairly minimal, then the short ribs bake for 3 hours, which gives you enough time to paint the house or your nails, take a nap, or read a book, etc.
Once done, you won’t believe how tender the beef is, and how great your house smells! Here’s how to make beef short ribs for two.
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Pan-Sear The Beef Short Ribs
Preheat your oven to 325°F. before browning the short ribs. Melt 2 teaspoons of butter over Medium-High heat in a large Dutch oven or oven safe pot (with lid).
Place the short ribs into the Dutch oven, and let them get pan-seared and browned on ALL sides (cook about a minute or two per side).
You do NOT have to fully cook them, as they will bake for a long time and become fully cooked through. You DO want them to be nicely browned on the outside though, okay?
Remove the browned short ribs from the pot, and place them on a plate or platter. Cover the short ribs with foil, to keep them warm. Do NOT clean out the cooking pot.
Time To Make The Red Wine Sauce
Add minced garlic to the Dutch oven (without cleaning the pot), and cook, stirring constantly, for 30 seconds. Pour in 3 cups (about half a bottle) of red wine, and stir, to combine.
Bring the wine to a boil on medium-high heat, then let it boil until the wine has reduced in volume to about 1 cup of liquid. This will take several minutes.
Place the browned short ribs back into the Dutch oven in a single layer (bone on the bottom) in the remaining wine sauce.
Pour two cups of beef broth into the pot, then spoon a little sauce on top of each short rib, enough to coat the top of each piece.
Ready To Bake
Put a lid on the Dutch oven and place it into a preheated 325°F. oven. Bake the beef short ribs (covered) for 3 hours, without disturbing them.
Once the short ribs have baked for 3 hours, they will be incredibly tender, and will practically fall off of the bone. Use a spatula to carefully remove each one from the sauce.
Transfer the short ribs to a plate, and cover the plate tightly with aluminum foil to keep the meat hot while you finish making the sauce.
Cook the remaining red wine sauce for about 10 minutes. The sauce will reduce slightly in volume, and thicken very slightly.
Stir in 2 teaspoons butter, and continue stirring until the butter has fully melted and been incorporated into the sauce.
Serve The Beef Short Ribs For Two
Now it’s ready to serve! For each serving, place two short ribs on top of mashed potatoes. NOTE: You can use cooked egg noodles, polenta, pasta or rice, if you prefer.
Spoon red wine sauce out of the pan and drizzle it generously over the top of the meat. We usually drizzle it on the potatoes too, because it’s so delicious.
Serve the short ribs immediately, while they’re hot, with a favorite veggie dish on the side, and enjoy this decadent meal!
The short rib meat is so incredibly tender you can pull it apart using a fork! Beef short ribs for two is an amazingly delicious dish, and the sauce is incredible!
I really hope you have the chance to try these beef short ribs for two, and trust you’ll love this decadent recipe as much as we do!
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- Beef Tips And Gravy
- Easy Stuffed Beef Rolls
- Beef Short Ribs With Parmesan Polenta
- Classic Beef Stew
- Easy Garlic Butter Steak Bites
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Recipe adapted from (and with thanks to): Paula, at: callmepmc.com/best-damn-short-ribs/
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Beef Short Ribs For Two is a decadent dish! Short ribs are baked in butter, garlic, & red wine sauce until they're "fall off the bone" tender!
- 2 teaspoons butter for meat
- 1¾ pounds beef short ribs 4 short ribs total
- ½ teaspoon salt to season meat
- ½ teaspoon black pepper to season meat
- 1½ teaspoons minced garlic
- 1 cups red wine (cabernet sauvignon) (approx. ½ bottle)
- 2 cups beef broth
- 2 teaspoons butter for sauce
Preheat oven to 325°F.
Melt 2 tsp. butter over Medium-High heat in large Dutch oven. Add short ribs in single layer. Pan-sear/brown on ALL sides (cook 1-2 minutes per side). You do NOT have to fully cook them before baking. Remove browned short ribs from pan onto a plate. Cover and keep warm. Do NOT clean cooking pot.
Add minced garlic to Dutch oven (without cleaning), and cook, stirring constantly, for 30 seconds. Pour in 3 cups (about half a bottle) of red wine; stir, to combine. Bring wine to a boil on medium-high heat; let it boil until wine has reduced in volume to about 1 cup of liquid (several minutes).
Lay short ribs back in the pan of wine sauce in a single layer (bone on bottom). Add two beef broth; spoon sauce over top of each short rib. Put a lid on the pot. Bake at 325°F. (covered) for 3 hours, without disturbing.
When done, the short ribs will be very tender. Use a spatula to carefully remove each one from the pot. Transfer ribs to a plate; cover with foil to keep meat hot.
Cook remaining sauce (medium heat) in the pot for approx. 10 minutes. Sauce will reduce slightly in volume, and thicken a bit. Stir in 2 tsp. butter; continue stirring until melted butter is incorporated into the sauce.
To serve- For each serving, place 2 short ribs on top of mashed potatoes. NOTE: You can use cooked egg noodles, polenta, pasta or rice, if you prefer. Spoon red wine sauce generously over short ribs. Serve immediately and enjoy!
Caloric calculation was made measuring 2 small cooked short ribs and 1-2 Tablespoons of sauce. Mashed potatoes (rice, polenta, noodles, etc.) were not included.
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