Barbeque Style Braised Short Ribs


Beef short ribs are a highly flavorful cut; this method of cooking makes the meat so tender you won't need a knife. The thick rich sauce is delicious served with mashed potatoes and the carrots that cook with the ribs.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
3 hrs
Total Time:
3 hrs 15 mins
6 servings


  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil

  • 5 pounds lean beef short ribs, cut into 3-inch pieces

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • ½ teaspoon fresh ground black pepper

  • 1 large onion, cut into thick slices and separated into rings

  • 5 carrots, peeled and cut into chunks

  • 4 cloves garlic, coarsely chopped

  • 1 (16 ounce) can tomato sauce

  • 1 cup barbeque sauce

  • 1 cup beef broth


  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).

  2. Heat oil over medium heat in a large, heavy, oven-safe pot or Dutch oven, and brown the ribs on all sides, about 5 minutes, working in batches if necessary. Sprinkle ribs with salt and black pepper as they brown. Transfer cooked ribs to paper towels to blot up extra oil.

  3. Stir the onion rings and carrots into the same pot, and cook and stir until the onions turn translucent and start to brown, about 8 minutes. Stir in the garlic, and cook until fragrant, about 1 more minute. Mix in tomato sauce, barbeque sauce, and beef broth; bring the sauce to a boil, and simmer for 1 minute to blend flavors. Stir in the browned ribs.

  4. Cover the pot, and bake in the preheated oven until the rib meat is very tender, about 2 1/2 hours. Turn the ribs occasionally while cooking. Season to taste with salt and black pepper before serving hot.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

649 Calories
35g Fat
28g Carbs
53g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 649
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 35g 45%
Saturated Fat 14g 68%
Cholesterol 154mg 51%
Sodium 1521mg 66%
Total Carbohydrate 28g 10%
Dietary Fiber 4g 13%
Total Sugars 18g
Protein 53g
Vitamin C 12mg 58%
Calcium 66mg 5%
Iron 7mg 38%
Potassium 1115mg 24%

* 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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