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Short Ribs with Pasta | Magnolia Days

The dining room is ready for the feast ahead. A Christmas tree in the corner glows and sparkles. The table is set with holiday finest. Reflections of flickering candlelight dance on the sides of glasses. Arriving family members are drawn to the kitchen with the heavenly aroma of slow-simmering meat. Soon they will gather around the table to break bread together. Laughter fills the room as old funny memories are told. New memories are made and anchored with a special meal of Short Ribs with Pasta.

Short Ribs with Pasta | Magnolia Days

Wine glasses are raised before the meal begins. Cheers are given to all along with thanks to the host. The tinkling of forks against the plates is followed with sounds of delight. The tender, comforting short ribs and sauce is a hit. Cabernet Sauvignon pairs with it well as it was used in the preparation. Seconds are requested and an empty platter is all that is left.

Short Ribs with Pasta | Magnolia Days

Holiday traditions bind a family together. What defines a family changes with each passing day. We also have more than one family such as your work family or family of friends. The mix keeps us happy as we all need the support and companionship in the different aspects of our lives. Gallo Family Vineyards not only has great wines to celebrate your families with, they also have a crest creator so you can make a crest for each one. I made one for this blog and my online family:

Magnolia Days Family Crest

Memorable holiday meals are made with love. They can be made with wine too. Sunday Supper is proud to partner with Gallo Family Vineyards and share recipes featuring GFV wines as an ingredient. Scroll down to find the list and links to each one. We have complete array of everything from beverages to desserts.

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More on Gallo Family Vineyards: You can follow them on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube. Their website has information on all GFV wines. Also take a look at my review of their Hearty Burgundy. I used GFV Cabernet Sauvignon for the short ribs.

Short Ribs with Pasta

A recipe for short ribs with pasta. The short ribs are slow-simmered with herbs, spices, tomatoes, and dry red wine. They are shredded and served in the sauce on top of pasta.
Course Main Dish
Cuisine American
Cook Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours
Author Renee


  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1 carrot peeled and chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves chopped
  • 1 2/3 cups diced or chopped tomatoes canned or fresh
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley leaves
  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh rosemary leaves
  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 2 1/2 pounds short ribs
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 cup chopped pancetta about 2 ounces
  • 2 1/2 cups beef broth
  • 3/4 cup dry red wine
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 pound thick long pasta such as tagliatelle or fettuccini
  • Parmesan cheese for garnish or serving


  1. Combine the onion, carrot, garlic, tomatoes, tomato paste, parsley, rosemary, thyme, and oregano in a blender. Blend on high to liquefy all ingredients.
  2. Season the short ribs with salt and pepper and dredge in the flour. Shake off excess flour.
  3. Heat the oil in a large dutch oven or heavy soup pot over medium heat. Cook the pancetta until crisp. Use a slotted spoon to transfer pancetta to a plate.
  4. Add the short ribs to the pot and brown on all sides, about 7 to 10 minutes. Transfer the short ribs to the plate with the pancetta.
  5. Carefully add the blended tomato mixture to the pot (it may splatter). Add the beef broth, wine, bay leaf, and pancetta to the pot. Stir to combine.
  6. Add the short ribs to the pot and turn to coat with cooking liquid. Bring to a boil then reduce heat to a simmer. Cover and simmer for 2 hours.
  7. Remove the lid and stir. Simmer uncovered for 1 1/2 hours, stirring occasionally.
  8. Check the short ribs for tenderness. If the meat does not come apart easily, cover and simmer until it does (30 minutes to 1 hour).
  9. Remove the meat and bones from the pot. Shred the meat from the bone. Discard the bones and any fatty tissue.
  10. Return shredded meat to the pot and stir to combine. Taste and adjust seasoning with salt and pepper.
  11. **For maximum flavor, cool the meat and sauce to room temperature then refrigerate overnight. Reheat in the pot prior to serving.
  12. Cook pasta according to package instructions. Reserve 1 cup of the cooking liquid if combining with meat and sauce (Serving method 1).
  13. Serving method 1: Add the cooked pasta to the meat and stir to combine. Add reserved pasta water, 1/4 cup at a time, if needed. Transfer to a serving bowl or platter and garnish or serve with parmesan cheese if desired.
  14. Serving method 2: Place the cooked pasta on a serving platter. Top with meat and sauce. Garnish or serve with parmesan cheese if desired.

Recipe Notes

A recipe for short ribs with pasta. The short ribs are slow-simmered with herbs, spices, tomatoes, and dry red wine. They are shredded and served in the sauce on top of pasta.

Recipe adapted from Short Ribs with Tagliatelle on the Food Network website.

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Recipe Rating

Anita at Hungry Couple

Thursday 19th of December 2013

I want to come over for this dinner! Short ribs have to be one of the most delicious things ever and I love cooking beef with red wine.


Saturday 21st of December 2013

Come on over Anita and I'll be more than happy to make these short ribs for you.


Thursday 19th of December 2013

This is my kind of dish, Renee! Perfect warming comfort food for chilly days.


Saturday 21st of December 2013

Very true Stacy. It's comforting and filling.


Wednesday 18th of December 2013

Wow this pasta sounds SO good right now! Very hearty and comforting, especially with the snow we've been getting in PA. Can't go wrong with Gallo Family Wine either!


Saturday 21st of December 2013

Not a flake of snow here in Georgia however we have had some really cold days. The hearty short ribs and pasta is really great to warm up with.

Sarah | Curious Cuisiniere

Tuesday 17th of December 2013

Pasta topped with short ribs? Yes please!


Saturday 21st of December 2013

Oh yes! And they are mighty tasty too.

Amy Kim

Monday 16th of December 2013

You really can't go wrong with short ribs! This looks so gooood!


Saturday 21st of December 2013

Thanks Amy and this is my very first batch of short ribs. I can't wait to try different versions too.