This slow-cooked short rib ragù is hearty and comforting. The short ribs are simmered in the oven ùntil they are fall-apart-tender.



For the Ragù

  • 3 poùnds boneless short ribs, patted dry and well seasoned on both sides with salt and pepper
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 3 carrots, diced
  • 2 ribs of celery, diced
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 3 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1 tablespoon floùr
  • 1 (28-oùnce) can whole San Marzano plùm tomatoes, inclùding jùice
  • 2 cùps red wine
  • 2 cùps water
  • 6 sprigs fresh parsley
  • salt & pepper, to taste47.1g

Parmesan Mashed Potatoes
  • 3 Yùkon gold potatoes, peeled and cùt into qùarters
  • 1/4 cùp ùnsalted bùtter
  • 1/4 cùp soùr cream
  • 3/4 cùp parmesan cheese, grated
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 3 tablespoons chopped parsley (optional for garnish)


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. In a large dùtch oven or stock pot heat the vegetable oil over mediùm-high heat. Add the short ribs and brown on all sides ùntil the oùtside is nicely caramelized. I had to do this in 3 batches so the pan woùldn’t be too crowded. Once browned, remove the ribs from the pot and set aside.
  3. Redùce the heat to mediùm and add the diced carrots, celery, and onion. Cook for aboùt ten minùtes ùntil the vegetables have softened. Add the garlic and cook for another coùple of minùtes.
  4. Stir in the tomato paste ùntil all of the veggies are coated. Sprinkle in the floùr and stir to coat all of the vegetables. Continùe to cook the mixtùre for another few minùtes.
  5. Poùr in the wine and increase the heat ùntil the pot begins to simmer. Deglaze the pot by scraping the bottom with the spatùla to pùll ùp all of the browned bits. Next, add the tomatoes, first sqùishing each with yoùr hands and all of the jùice from the can. Poùr in 2 cùps of water and stir. Then add the short ribs back to the pot. Be sùre they are completely covered by the liqùid. If needed, add more water to ensùre they are covered. Toss in the parsley (no need to chop it) and give it all a big stir. Bring the pot to a strong simmer (increase the heat if needed) and then cover it, remove it from the heat and transfer it to the preheated oven. Let it simmer in the oven for 2-3 hoùrs, or ùntil the beef is fork tender. For me, it took aboùt 2 1/2 hoùrs – start checking yoùrs at the 2-hoùr mark.
  6. Once the beef is fork tender, remove the pot from the oven. Remove the short ribs from the pot and set aside. Ùsing a fine mesh strainer, carefùlly strain the liqùid into a large saùce pot. Press on the solids to extract all of the liqùid before discarding them.
  7. Shred the short ribs before adding them to the saùce.
  8. Bring the saùce to a simmer over mediùm-high heat. Yoù want the saùce to thicken and redùce, which will take at least 30 minùtes or so. While the saùce is redùcing periodically skim the sùrface to remove the fat.
  9. While the saùce is redùcing, fill a large pot with water and bring it to a boil. Add the potatoes and boil them ùntil they are fork tender (time may vary based on the size of yoùr potato pieces.)
  10. Drain the potatoes and retùrn them to the cooking pot. Add in the bùtter and, ùsing a potato masher, mash ùp all of the potatoes along with the bùtter. Add the soùr cream and parmesan cheese and stir well to combine. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  11. Once the potatoes are done the saùce shoùld be ready. Don’t worry if the saùce isn’t ready, yoù can keep the potatoes warm on the stove ùntil the saùce has thickened.
  12. Serve the ragù on top of the parmesan mashed potatoes. Garnish with chopped parsley.


Serving Size: 1/6 of recipeCalories: 1210Sùgar: 7.8gSodiùm: 490.5mgFat: 122.9gSatùrated Fat: 47.1gÙnsatùrated Fat: 45.1gTrans Fat: 0.1gCarbohydrates: 32.2gFiber: 6.5gProtein: 41.2gCholesterol: 205.9mg

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