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Manischewitz Braised Short Ribs with Horseradish Gremolata

Amy Kritzer
Short ribs braised in everyone's favorite Jewish wine- Manischewitz!
5 from 6 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 2 hrs
Total Time 2 hrs 15 mins
Course Meat
Servings 4


  • For short ribs:
  • 4 beef short ribs
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons oil olive, canola or grapeseed will work
  • 2 carrots peeled and sliced
  • 1 medium onion diced
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 12 ounce can tomato paste
  • 2 cups Concord Grape Manischewitz wine
  • 2-3 cups beef broth
  • 2 sprigs sage
  • 2 sprigs thyme
  • 4 sprigs rosemary
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • For horseradish gremolata:
  • 1/4 cup fresh horseradish shredded
  • 1/2 cup parsley minced
  • Zest from 1 lemon
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • Salt to taste


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Dredge your meat in a mixture of flour, salt and pepper.
  • Now heat oil in a large dutch oven over medium-high heat and brown meat on all sides. This should take about 10 minutes total.
  • Now remove the meat and drain the majority of the fat if there is any (leave a little). The meat should be nice and brown. Then add in the carrots and onion and cook until brown and soft, about 7 minutes.
  • Lower the heat to medium and add the garlic. Continue to cook for one minute. Then add tomato paste and increase heat back up to medium-high and continue to cook until the sauce is slightly brown, about 5 minutes.
  • Make sure to scrape up all the tasty brown bits on the bottom of the pot. Then add the wine and bring to a boil and cook until reduced by half.
  • Add the meat back in and top with enough broth so the meat is almost covered.
  • Also add in the herbs and cinnamon. Bring the whole mixture to a boil, cover, and bake in the oven for two hours until the meat is very tender but not falling apart yet.
  • At this point, you can cool the meat in the sauce and serve it the next day (it’s even better the next day!) or if you couldn’t possible wait another moment to dive head first into a plate of ribs, wait at least 30 minutes with the pot covered. Remove the meat, skim any fat and strain the sauce. Save/eat the little carrots- they are delicious!
  • To make the gremolata, grate your horseradish by removing the skin first and grating just like you would a potato. Then combine with parsley, lemon zest, lemon juice, olive oil and salt.
  • I served my rib on top of sautéed spinach on top of mashed potatoes drizzled with the sauce and garnished with the horseradish gremolata. Jew do what Jew like!
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