How To Braise Short Ribs On A Big Green Egg

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Nothing, and I mean nothing makes you feel all warm and fuzzy quite like braised beef short ribs.  For this recipe we start off with some pecan smoke done low and slow, then turn up the heart and into the dutch oven we go for some braising fun.  Grab the mashed potatoes and let's go!

How To Braise Short Ribs On A Big Green Egg

Watch as Ace's Grilling Expert, Chef Jason, shows you how to braise on your kamado style grill. Another great reason this is the ultimate cooking experience.


Print Recipe for Big Green Egg Braised Short Ribs

Yield: 4 Servings

Prep Time: 10 Minutes

Cook Time: 90 Minutes at 225˚ F – 90 Minutes Braising at 350˚ F

Cook Temp: 225˚ F for Smoke Temp – 350˚ F for Braising Temp


Measure   Ingredient                                                                        Prep Notes      
6 ea              Beef Short Ribs, Prime, 8oz                                     8oz wt per short rib                   
3 tbsp           Rub-A-Dub, 5280 Culinary
3 tbsp           Oil, Canola/Olive Blend                                            If Needed    
1 ea              Onion, White, Medium                                               Diced Medium Sized
1 cup            Carrots, Large                                                               Diced Medium sized                  
1 cup            Celery, with leaves                                                       Diced Medium Sized                 
1 tbsp           Garlic, Fresh                                                                  Minced or Crushed                   
1 cup            Wine, Red, Merlot
1 cup            Stock, Beef           
1 cup            Gravy, Brown                                                                  or demi glace                  



Mashed Potatoes
Garlic Bread                                                              

Preparation Directions:

Wash all tools prior to use
Clean and sanitize all cutting boards and prep surfaces prior to use
Read all manufacturer’s instructions before using grills, starters and any cooking tools
Remove short ribs from fridge and from packaging, place onto a plate and allow to rest at room temp for 10 minutes
10-15 Minutes Ahead – prep short ribs as follows
Coat both sides with light coating of oil (if needed, check steak for surface moisture to determine if you need a binder)
Season all sides of steak with the Rub-A-Dub
Let rest on plate while Big Green Egg reaches temp
To Light Your Big Green Egg…
Stir charcoal in the Big Green Egg and Top off with Fresh Charcoal
Clean out ash pit if needed
Open Bottom vent and top vent for maximum air flow during startup process
Make a well in the charcoal, in the center of the Egg and ignite the charcoal using speedilight starters or an EGGniter
When temp hits 200˚ F add the lower EGGspander system, half grate over the charcoal, then the top EGGspander system with the sliding top grate.  Be sure to add a drip tray to the convEGGtor
Next add the EGGgenius and connect to your wifi
Heat to pit temp of 225˚ F and hold
Burb Big Green Egg and Open dome
Add short ribs into the center of the grill grate
Cook for 90 Minutes at 225˚ F
Burp the Egg and open the dome
Remove the short ribs and hold in kitchen on a plate
Adjust EGGgenius to 350˚ F and add the dutch oven, without the lid
Close the dome and allow the egg to reach temp of 350˚ F
Burp the egg and open the dome
Add more oil and saute the carrot, celery and onions for 3-4 minutes to soften
Add the garlic and saute for 1 minute
Add the wine to deglaze
Add the short ribs on top of the vegetables
Add the stock and gravy
Cover the dutch oven with the lid
Cook at 350˚ F for 90 Minutes or until the ribs are tender and to your desired doneness
Using tongs and heat proof gloves, remove dutch oven from the grill and bring into the kitchen.  Allow to rest for 3-5 minutes
Carefully scoop out the short ribs, gravy and veggies
Serve on top of mashed potatoes
Prior to serving, add any final garnish or seasoning

Shopping List

Big Green Egg, Large                                                            Ace SKU – 8797946
Big Green Egg, Dutch Oven                                                Ace SKU – 6470652
Charcoal, Big Green Egg                                                      Ace SKU – 8697104
Big Green Egg, EGGniter                                                     Ace SKU - 8695330
Dutch Oven, Big Green Egg                                                Ace SKU - 6470652
Rub-A-Dub, 5280 Culinary                                                 Ace SKU – 8562050
Published on 5/28/2021.
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