Gordon Ramsay's Braised Beef Short Ribs


  • 4-6 beef short ribs
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp each / salt & pepper
  • 1/4 cup seasoned flour
  • 2 tbsp tomato paste/puree
  • 1 - 750ml bottle red wine
  • 4 cups beef stock
  • 1 whole head garlic / halved
  • Fresh thyme sprigs
  • Chopped fresh parsley for garnish


  1.  Preheat oven to convection bake 330F
  2.  Pat dry short ribs to remove any excess moisture - season generously with kosher salt and fresh cracked pepper.
  3.  Lightly coat short ribs in seasoned flour
  4.  Set an oven safe, heavy bottomed pot on medium-high heat.  Add olive oil, enough to just barely coat the bottom.   Seat the short ribs on each side for about 3-5 mins per side, until nicely browned (about 10-15 mins total).
  5.  After creating a nice crust on each side, remove from pot and set aside.
  6.  Add the tomato paste and saute for 1-2 mins (this process is known as "cooking out").
  7.  Add the short ribs back in, the garlic half faced down in the centre, and add the red wine.  Bring to a boil and simmer until wine has reduced by half (about 8 minutes or so).
  8.  Add the beef broth and bring back to a boil.  Cover top of pot with tinfoil (to create a nice seal and to avoid too much evaporation) and lid, and place in oven for 3 to 4 hrs, or until tender and falling off the bone.
  9.  Use an immersion blender to create a luscious gravy-like sauce from the drippings (after removing the oil) to drizzle over some mashed potatoes.  Strain cooked garlic through strainer to add to the sauce, if desired.
  10.  Enjoy!


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