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Learn how to cook short ribs with this basic recipe passed down to me from my mom and grandmother. I changed it a little, and you can too. For instance, you can braise the beef ribs in almost any liquid. The short ribs cook for hours in a flavorful broth and turn out delicious and tender every time.

Recipe Summary

2 hrs 15 mins
2 hrs 30 mins
15 mins


Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Season ribs with salt and pepper. Dredge in flour until coated; shake off excess.

  • Heat olive oil and butter in a large skillet or Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Cook ribs until browned, about 5 minutes per side. Remove ribs and set aside.

  • Add onion and garlic to the skillet; cook and stir until onion is tender, about 5 minutes. Return ribs to the skillet. Pour in beer while scraping the browned bits of food off the bottom of the pan. Pour in beef stock.

  • Cover and simmer over low heat until ribs are very tender, about 2 hours.


If your ribs are very fatty (which most tend to be), you can let the sauce cool and skim the fat off the top before serving.

Nutrition Facts

364 calories; protein 13g; carbohydrates 10g; fat 27.4g; cholesterol 54.2mg; sodium 651.4mg. Full Nutrition