Red Wine Cranberry Braised Short Ribs

These Red Wine Cranberry Braised Short Ribs are Slow cooked short ribs in red wine with fresh herbs and sweet cranberries. If there’s one cozy holiday meal you need to be making, it’s these braised short ribs. They’re a one pot and done kind of dinner, festive, and totally delicious. Serve these over a bed of creamy mashed potatoes and you’ll have the perfect dinner for a cold night in.

You’ll Need:

  • 5 pounds bone in, beef short ribs
  • 1 medium yellow onion, thinly sliced
  • 2 shallots, thinly sliced
  • 4 carrots, chopped
  • 2 cups dry red wine, such as Cabernet Sauvignon
  • 2 cups low sodium beef broth
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar or honey
  • 4 sprigs fresh thyme
  • 2 sprigs fresh rosemary
  • kosher salt and black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 2 cups fresh cranberries
  • mashed potatoes, for serving



  1. Season the short ribs with salt and pepper. Heat the olive oil in a large oven safe skillet, sear the ribs on both sides. Remove the ribs and transfer to the slow cooker.
  2. To the slow cooker, add the onions, shallots, and carrots. Add the wine, broth, tomato paste, brown sugar, thyme, rosemary, and bay leaves. Season with salt and pepper, gently stir to combine. Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours. During the last 2 hours of cooking, add the cranberries.
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