Smothered Beef Short Ribs


Here's a great stove top recipe for cooking beef short ribs. They are cooked in beef stock with mixed vegetables. This dish is great served over mashed potatoes.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
2 hrs
Total Time:
2 hrs 20 mins
6 servings


  • ½ cup olive oil

  • 4 pounds beef short ribs

  • salt and pepper to taste

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour

  • 2 cups chopped onions

  • 1 cup chopped celery

  • 1 cup chopped carrots

  • 2 tablespoons minced garlic

  • 3 bay leaves

  • 1 tablespoon dried thyme

  • 1 cup red wine

  • 8 cups beef stock

  • ¼ cup chopped fresh parsley


  1. Heat the oil in a large pot over medium high heat. Season the ribs with salt and pepper to taste and dredge them in flour. Fry the ribs in the oil in small batches, adding oil as needed, to sear the meat. This should take 2 to 3 minutes per batch. Set ribs aside.

  2. In the same pot, add the onions and saute for 2 minutes. Add the celery and carrots and saute for 1 more minute. Season with salt and pepper to taste, and then stir in the garlic, bay leaves and thyme and cook for 1 more minute.

  3. Deglaze the pot with the red wine, scraping up all the bits on the bottom. Add the stock, bring to a boil, reduce heat to low and simmer. Add the ribs and continue to simmer for 2 hours, until the sauce thickens. Stir in the parsley and serve.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

1505 Calories
129g Fat
26g Carbs
51g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 1505
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 129g 165%
Saturated Fat 51g 253%
Cholesterol 230mg 77%
Sodium 1238mg 54%
Total Carbohydrate 26g 10%
Dietary Fiber 3g 10%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 51g
Vitamin C 10mg 52%
Calcium 103mg 8%
Iron 8mg 43%
Potassium 1177mg 25%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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