Braised Short Ribs with Cheesy Grits

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Short ribs are one of my favorite cuts of meat. They are incredible flavorful and easy to work with! I love that you can prepare them and forget about them for two hours; then come back and find the ribs super tender and falling off the bone. So much flavor!

The cheesy grits are the perfect bed where these delicious and fatty ribs can rest and be happy. Give vacations to your mash potatoes and try these smooth and cheesy grits. You are going to love this combo!

What you need to make Braised Short Ribs with Cheesy grits

For the Ribs:

Beef short ribs

Olive for searing the ribs. Chose an oil with a high smoking point like canola, peanut or avocado oil

Yellow onion




Tomato paste

Chipotle in adobo sauce. This will not make the ribs hot unless you whole chipotle peppers. For this recipe we are just using the adobo sauce for a little smokiness.

Bay leaves

Fresh thyme and rosemary

Beef stock

Red wine vinegar. I always like to finish this dish with a little vinegar. It brightens up the flavors and balances the richness of the dish.

For the Grits

Milk. I like the creamy texture milk gives to the ribs but you can always sub for chicken stock or water.

Chicken stock



Cheddar or Colby jack cheese. I always take the extra step and grate it myself for better taste and texture

Tips and Tricks

I like to pure all the vegetables because that way my picky kids won’t find them, but you totally can leave the vegetables whole. Just cut them in about 1″ in size.

You might want to make a double batch of ribs. The leftovers make amazing tacos and quesadillas!


Hello, my name is Marisol Chancellor. I was born and raised in Monterrey Mexico. I’ve been living in Texas for 12 years and even when I love barbeque, fruit cobblers and sweet tea, there’s something that has the power of transporting me right back to my mom’s kitchen and gives me a little piece of home, cooking. I grew up in the kitchen and for me, memories are always linked to food, and behind the food, well, there’s always a story that comes along. So, please let me share with you my love for cooking and while we are at it, let’s share some memories, because let’s be honest, we are also hungry for nostalgia.

One thought on “Braised Short Ribs with Cheesy Grits

  1. Yes! I know these ribs are good. I’ve cooked enough of them to know just by looking. The best tacos, better than barbacoa
    are leftover rib meat tacos. Just as good is the rib meat re-marrinated in BBQ sauce on a bun with pickles, onion,
    and side of mac salad or potato salad.

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