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Dublin Dr Pepper Braised Short Ribs

Dr Pepper short ribs

Although Dublin Dr Pepper is no longer available, the use of regular Dr Pepper will provide outstanding results in the preparation of this delicious dish.

Recipe make about 4 servings

Whatcha Need:

  • 2 pounds beef short ribs, cut 2-inch x 2-inch
  • ¼ cup celery
  • ¼ cup carrot
  • ¼ cup onion
  • 1 sprig thyme
  • 1 teaspoon sage
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 each Ancho chile, seeds and stems removed
  • ½ teaspoon cumin, ground
  • ½ teaspoon coriander, ground
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • ¼ cup smoked onion
  • ¼ cup tomato
  • ¼ cup red wine
  • 1 teaspoon jalapeño pepper, rough cut
  • 4 cups Dublin Dr. Pepper
    -2 quarts chicken stock

Whatcha Do:

  1. In a large sauté pan over medium high heat, season short ribs with salt and pepper and sear with vegetable oil, fat side down.

  2. After 3 minutes, turn the short ribs over and cook for an additional 3 minutes.

  3. Remove the short ribs from the pan and set aside.

  4. Add the celery, carrot, and onion to the pan and cook until golden brown, approximately 5 minutes.

  5. Add the spices, smoked onion, jalapeño, and tomato and continue to cook for an additional 5 minutes.

  6. Add red wine and reduce the liquid by half. Then add Dr. Pepper and reduce by half. Add chicken stock, season and add the short ribs back to the pan. Cover with plastic wrap and foil and place in a 300°F oven for 4 to 5 hours until tender.

  7. Remove the short ribs from the oven and set aside. Strain the remaining liquid from the pan through a fine mesh strainer and into a medium size sauce pot. Place the sauce pot over medium high heat and reduce liquid by half. Season to taste.


  • Recipe is compliments of celebrity chef Dean Fearing

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