Braised Beef Short Ribs

Braised Beef Short Ribs

Traeger Kitchen

Braised Beef Short Ribs

Prep Time



Cook Time




4 – 6




What’s this?

These short ribs are roasted with Hickory hardwood, then braised until tender in spices and a dry red wine. Beef ribs — it’s what’s for dinner!


  • 1 Teaspoon salt

  • 6 Rack bone-in beef short ribs

  • 1/4 Cup extra-virgin olive oil

  • 1 Bunch Fennel, fronds, stems & core removed

  • 1 Whole Leeks, white part

  • 1 1/2 Cup onion

  • 4 Cup Celery

  • 2 Whole Carrots, fresh

  • 3 Whole garlic

  • 2 Tablespoon tomato paste

  • 25 2/5 Ounce red wine

  • 1 Tablespoon salt

  • 1 Teaspoon black pepper

  • 1 As Needed rosemary sprigs

  • As Needed thyme sprigs

  • 1 Tablespoon brown sugar

  • 6 Cup beef stock


  • 1

    When ready to cook, set the temperature to 400 degrees F and preheat, lid closed, for 10 to 15 minutes.
  • 2

    Meanwhile, heat the olive oil in a cast iron skillet on the stovetop and add the fennel, leek, onion, celery and carrots and cook over medium-low heat for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add the garlic and cook for another 2 minutes. Add the tomato paste and wine.
  • 3

    Bring to a boil and cook over high heat until the liquid is reduced by half, about 10 minutes. Add 1 tbsp salt and 1 tsp pepper. Tie the rosemary and thyme together with kitchen twine and add to the skillet.
  • 4

    Place the roasted ribs on top of the vegetables in a Dutch oven and add the brown sugar and beef stock. Bring to a simmer over high heat. Cover the Dutch oven and bake in Traeger for 2 hours or until the meat is very tender.
  • 5

    Carefully remove the short ribs from the Dutch oven and set aside. Discard the herbs. Continue to cook the vegetables and sauce over medium heat for 20 minutes, until reduced.
  • 6

    Put the ribs back into the pot and heat through. Serve with the vegetables and sauce. Enjoy!

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