Braised Short Rib Ragu

The hubby found this one on buzzfeed and it is delicious!  Poor it over some baked sweet potato cubes and it is one amazing meal.

Prep Time:  About 15 minutes
Total time:  3 hours and 15 minutes



  • 4 lbs of short ribs
  • Salt and pepper
  • 2 Tbsp. of oil
  • 1 ½ cups of chopped onions
  • 1 cup of chopped carrots
  • 1 cup of chopped celery
  • 2 cups of red wine
  • 2 Tbsp. of chopped garlic
  • 2 sprigs of fresh rosemary
  • 2 Tbsp. of tomato paste
  • 2 cups of beef broth
  • 28 oz can of tomatoes
  • 1 dried bay leaf
  • Parsley for garnish
  • Grated pecorino Romano (optional)


First, salt and pepper your short ribs. In a large, heavy-bottomed pot, brown the short ribs in oil. Remove and set aside. In the same pot, add the chopped onions, carrots, and celery. Cook until onions are translucent. Add the red wine, cook until some of the alcohol has burned off. Add the garlic, rosemary, tomato paste, beef broth, canned tomatoes and bay leaf. Return the browned short ribs, bring to a boil. Cover and lower heat to a simmer. Simmer for three hours or until the meat is very tender.

Transfer the meat to a separate bowl, remove the bones, and pull apart the meat; return to the pot. Give it a stir so all the meat is coated in the sauce. Keep warm until ready to serve.

Serve over sweet potatoes any way you like them!    

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