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White Wine Braised Short Ribs with Buttered Mushroom Cream Sauce.

An easy, hands-off dinner that's so delicious...the perfect cozy holiday meal!
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time6 hrs
Total Time6 hrs 30 mins
Servings: 6
Calories: 680kcal

Ingredients

Instructions

Slow Cooker

  • 1. Season the short ribs with salt and pepper. Heat a large oven safe skillet over high heat, sear the ribs on both sides. Remove the ribs and transfer to the slow cooker. 
    2. To the slow cooker, add the onions, garlic, 1 1/2 cups wine, broth, thyme, and bay leaves. Season with salt and pepper, gently stir to combine. Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours or high for 5-6 hours. Remove the garlic, thyme, and bay leaves.
    3. Before serving, make the sauce. Melt the butter in a skillet set over medium high heat. Add the mushrooms and season with salt and pepper. Cook undisturbed for 5 minutes. Add the sage and 1 tablespoon thyme, stir and continue cooking until the mushrooms have caramelized, 3-5 minutes. Remove the mushrooms from the skillet to a plate.
    4. Add the remaining 1/2 cup wine and scrape up any browned bits off the pan. Simmer 3-5 minutes or until the wine has reduced by about 1/3. Slowly pour in the cream and mustard. Bring the sauce to a boil. Reduce the heat to low and simmer 5 minutes or until the sauce has thickened slightly. Remove from the heat and stir in the parmesan. Season the sauce with salt and pepper and crushed red pepper. Stir in the mushrooms.
    5. Serve the ribs over a bed of mashed potatoes and pour the cream sauce overtop. Enjoy!

Instant Pot

  • 1. Season the short ribs with salt and pepper. Heat a large skillet over high heat, sear the ribs on both sides. Remove the ribs and transfer to the instant pot.
    2. To the instant pot, add the onions, garlic, 1 1/2 cups wine, broth, thyme, and bay leaves. Season with salt and pepper, gently stir to combine. Cover and cook on high pressure for 40 minutes.
    3. Once done cooking, use the natural or quick release function. Finish as directed above from step 3 on.

Oven

  • 1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F.
    2. Season the short ribs with salt and pepper. Heat a large oven safe pot over high heat, sear the ribs on both sides. Remove the ribs to a plate. Add the onions and cook 5 minutes or until the onions begin to caramelize. Add back the short ribs. Add the garlic, 1 1/2 cups wine, broth, thyme, and bay leaves. Season with salt and pepper, gently stir to combine. Cover and transfer to the oven. Cook for 2 ½ to 3 hours or until the short ribs are tender and falling off the bone.
    3. Finish as directed above from step 3 on.

Notes

To Make the Mushrooms Sauce Ahead: Complete the sauce recipe fully. Allow to cool, then transfer to a glass storage container and keep in the fridge for up to 3 days. When ready to serve, spoon the sauce into a large skillet and gently warm over medium-low heat until the sauce is steaming, 5-8 minutes. If the sauce thickens up, add additional cream to thin. Taste and season as needed with salt and pepper. 

Nutrition

Calories: 680kcal