Grilled beef short ribs

Ribs are one of my personal favorites, and not just because they offer so much meat. They remind me of boeuf Bourguignon.


Difficulty: Medium

Time: 40 min. preparation time, 180 min. baking time

Nutrition: Calories ca 934 / Protein 100g / Carbohydr. 25g / Fat 36g

Ingredients (6 servings)

2 kgbeef short ribs
700 gshallots
700 mlport wine
300 mlveal stock
4 sprigsrosemary
4 sprigsthyme
4bay leaves
4 clovesgarlic (peeled and smashed)
2 tbspflour
2 tbspbutter
1 tbspvegetable oil
salt and pepper to taste


large saucepan, medium bowl, oven, large Dutch oven, sieve, whisk, grill pan or grill, cutting board, knife

Wine Tip

There’s no more fitting accompaniment to ribs than a glass of cold beer.

Step 1

Grilled beef short ribs

Preheat oven to 120°C/250°F. Chop shallots and heat oil in pan over medium-high heat.

large saucepan, oven, cutting board, knife

700 g shallots / 1 tbsp vegetable oil

Step 2

Grilled beef short ribs

Sauté shallots until soft and fragrant, then add port wine and let reduce until only about ¼ of it remains.

700 ml port wine

Step 3

Grilled beef short ribs

Add veal stock, herbs, and garlic. Let cook for another 2 min., then remove from heat. Transfer to Dutch oven.

large Dutch oven

300 ml veal stock / 4 sprigs rosemary / 4 sprigs thyme / 4 bay leaves / 4 cloves garlic (peeled and smashed)

Step 4

Grilled beef short ribs

Place short ribs into Dutch oven and spoon some sauce over them. Cover with lid and transfer to oven to cook for about 3 – 4 hours at 120°C/250°F, or until the meat is fork tender.

2 kg beef short ribs

Step 5

Grilled beef short ribs

Heat a grill pan or grill to medium-high. Grill the short ribs until the skin is charred on all sides.

grill pan or grill

Step 6

Grilled beef short ribs

Strain sauce into a separate bowl. In pot used to cook short ribs, melt butter, then whisk in flour to make a roux. Whisk in strained sauce until a loose but thickened gravy forms. Slice ribs and serve with sauce and salt and pepper to taste.

medium bowl, sieve, whisk

2 tbsp butter / 2 tbsp flour / salt and pepper to taste