Dutch Oven Short Ribs

Dutch Oven Short Ribs

Prep Time30 minutes
Cook Time2 hours 30 minutes
Total Time3 hours
Course: Entree
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Dutch Oven, Ribs
Servings: 6


  • Dutch Oven


  • 5 lbs Beef short ribs cut into 3 inch pieces
  • 2 Tablespoons Vegetable oil
  • 1 Teaspoon Salt
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Ground pepper
  • 1 Large onion Cut into thick slices and separated
  • 1/4 Cup Brown sugar
  • 5 Carrots Peeled and chunked
  • 4 Cloves Garlic Coarsely chopped
  • 16 oz Tomato sauce
  • 1 Cup Barbecue sauce
  • 1 Cup Beef broth


  • Heat oil in a 12 inch Dutch oven. Sprinkle ribs with salt and pepper and brown the ribs on all sides. Once ribs are browned, transfer to paper towel lined plate.
  • Stir onions and carrots into the Dutch oven. Cook onions and carrots until they are lightly browned. Add garlic and cook for 2 minutes. Add tomato sauce, barbecue sauce, brown sugar and beef broth. Stir and bring to a low boil, let simmer for 2 minutes to meld flavors. Turn stove to a low/med heat and slowly stir in browned ribs.
  • Put lid on Dutch oven and braise ribs for 2 to 2 1/2 hours.