Best Beef Short Ribs

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Cook Time: 4 hours
Total Time: 4 hours
Tags: Beef, Comfort, Dairy Free, Dinner, Fall, Gourmet, Roasted, Savory
Course: Main Course
The best short ribs in Napa are at TORC Restaurant. This delicious dish is perfect for a cool night as the temperature is changing. It reminds me of a dish my mother made, just notched up 100 points!!! Thank you Chef Sean for serving such delicious food!


  • Salute Santé! Grapeseed Oil
  • 5 lbs. Akaushi beef short ribs
  • 1 Yellow sliced onion
  • 1 Red pepper, sliced
  • 2 cloves Garlic
  • 1 oz Cocoa powder
  • 2 D'arbol chili dry
  • 8 oz Red wine
  • 8 oz Ruby port wine
  • 8 oz Balsamic vinegar
  • 2 oz Soy sauce
  • 64 oz Water


  • Heat the Salute Santé! grapeseed oil in a large pan or Dutch oven.
  • Roast the short ribs whole on each side.
  • Remove the short rib and sauté the onion, peppers, and garlic until translucent; continue with the cocoa powder and D’arbol chile.
  • Return the ribs to the pan.
  • Add the red wine, ruby port, balsamic vinegar, soy sauce and water and bring to a boil.
  • Put on a lid or cover the pan with foil and cook at 350’F for 4 hours.
  • When tender remove the bones and cool the ribs in the refrigerator.
  • Once chilled, cut into nice cubes.
  • Pass the liquid through a fine strainer and reduce to a glaze and reserve.
  • Place the short rib cubes and glaze in a sauté pan and baste until hot and ready to serve.


Thank you Chef: Sean O'Toole 
Chef/Owner at TORC Restaurant in Napa for this wonderful recipe! 
We love this dish with a hearty red Napa wine - our favorite is Castello di Amorosa's Napa Cabernet Sauvignon

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