French Onion Soup Braised Beef Short Ribs

French Onion Soup

These rich and flavorful Braised Beef Short Ribs made with our French Onion Soup are fall-off-the-bone tender and delicious! An excellent choice for a simple yet decadent meal for any special occasion.

Serves 4
Preparation Time: 20 minutes
Cooking Time: 2 hours


  • 4 Opti-packs Cuisine Adventures French Onion Soup
  • 4 units (300g/each) Beef short ribs
  • 2 tbsp (30ml) Olive oil
  • 1 cup (250ml)  Red wine
  • 4 cups (1 l) Brown veal stock
  • 1 cup (250ml) Carrots, peeled and chopped
  • 1 cup (250ml) Celery, chopped
  • 2 cloves  Garlic, smashed
  • 1 tsp (5ml) Dry thyme
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Preparation Instructions

  1. Heat the oil in a large oven-safe pot over a medium high heat.
  2. Season the ribs with salt and pepper and fry the ribs in the oil in two batches, to sear the meat. This should take 5 to 7 minutes. Set ribs aside.
  3. In the same pot, add carrots, celery, garlic and sauté for 2 minutes. Season with salt and pepper, and stir with the thyme.
  4. Deglaze the pot with the red wine, scraping up all a bits on the bottom.
  5. Add the stock and the onion soup (with top layer of cheese removed), bring to a boil, reduce heat to low and simmer.
  6. Add the ribs and continue to simmer for 2 hours, until the sauce thickens.

Chef’s Note

Can be served with mashed potatoes, risotto, or a squash purée.

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