Recipe for: Coffee-Rubbed Braised Short Ribs

Coffee-Rubbed Braised Short Ribs
2 lbs bone-in short ribs
2 Tbs kosher salt
2 Tbs ground black pepper
2 Tbs onion powder
2 Tbs garlic powder
1/4 cup freshly ground coffee
2 Tbs butter
4 Tbs olive oil
1 large onion, roughly chopped
2 medium carrots, roughly chopped
2 stalks celery, roughly chopped
3 cloves garlic, crushed
4 Tbs tomato paste
1/2 cup red wine
1 (14.5 oz) can fire roasted tomatoes
few dashes Worcestershire sauce
2 bay leaves
1/4 cup white vinegar
3 Tbs brown sugar
1 sprig fresh rosemary
4 cups chicken or beef stock


Preperation Time: 30 Minutes

Cooking Time: 240 Minutes

Total Time: 270 Minutes

Servings: 6


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1. Preheat the oven to 250℉. In a shallow bowl, mix rub ingredients through coffee. Coat all sides of the short ribs with this mixture and save the unused portion.

2. In a large cast-iron pan, heat the olive oil and butter over medium heat. When the butter has melted, begin searing the ribs.

4. Sear each side for about 2-3 minutes on each, or until it develops a deep golden brown color. Transfer to a plate.

5. Add the onions, carrots, celery, and remainder of the rub mixture to the pot. Cook for about 15 minutes until the vegetables have softened.

6. Stir in the tomato paste and cook for 2-3 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add the garlic and cook for 3-4 more minutes, stirring.

7. Deglaze the pot with red wine, scraping the bottom of the pot with a wooden spoon. Cook for about 3-4 minutes until the alcohol has evaporated.

8. Stir in the fire-roasted tomatoes with their liquid, Worcestershire sauce, bay leaves, white vinegar, brown sugar and rosemary. Place the short ribs on top.

9. Add enough stock to cover the short ribs. Bring the pot back to simmer, cover, and transfer to the oven. Braise for 3.5 to 4 hours, until the short ribs are fork tender.


About The Chef
Private chef and caterer Ronnie Woo is "The Delicious Cook" who is giving food a new personality. At an early age Ronnie developed an appreciation for the important role cooking, sharing and enjoying good food should play in everyone's life. He shares creative step-by-step recipes on his website "The Delicious Cook" and brings his talents to YouTube where you can find easy to follow cooking videos. Find him on twitter (@ronniecwoo) or Facebook (The Delicious Cook) to see what he is up to!