Braised Short Ribs in Sangiovese

by Leah Halmagyi


  • 1.2kg beef short ribs
  • sea salt flakes and freshly-ground black pepper
  • 2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 brown onions, finely diced
  • 1 stick celery, finely diced
  • 12 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 500ml Sangiovese
  • 500ml beef stock
  • grilled vegetable salad, to serve


1 Season the ribs with salt and pepper, the rub with half the olive oil. Sear in a large saucepan over a moderate heat for 5 minutes, until well-browned. Set aside, then sauté the onion, celery, garlic and bay leaves in the remaining oil for 3 minutes.
2 pour in the wine and bring to a boil. Return the beef, add the stock, then cover and cook slowly for 3 hours, until the meat is tender. Serve with grilled vegetable salad.