Chocolate Braised Short Ribs

Chocolate Braised Short Ribs
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Chocolate Braised Short Ribs

Will Budiaman

Chocolate Braised Short Ribs

There isn't a whole lot of cocoa powder that goes onto these short ribs, but this is one case where a little goes a long way. The chocolate flavor infuses the cooking liquid and the meat soaks it all up overnight, resulting in a complexity of flavor that just wouldn't be there without the combination of chocolate and port.

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Preheat the oven to 300 degrees.

Heat the oil in a sauté pan or Dutch oven over high heat. Season the short ribs with salt and pepper, to taste. When the oil is hot, add the short ribs and sear on all sides, about 10-12 minutes. Coat the short ribs with the cocoa powder, turning them with tongs.

Add the chicken stock and port and bring to a simmer. Cover with a lid and place in the oven until the short ribs are tender, about 3 hours. Remove from the oven, let cool in the liquid, and place in the refrigerator overnight.

The next day, remove the solidified fat from the top of the cooking liquid. Remove the short ribs from the cooking liquid and set aside. Place the pot back over the stove and add the carrots, mushrooms, and potatoes. Cover with the lid, and bring to a simmer over high heat.

Then, reduce the heat to low to maintain the simmer. Cook until the potatoes are fork-tender, about 12-15 minutes, depending on the size of the potatoes. Season with salt and pepper, to taste. Add the short ribs back into the pot to warm through, about 5-7 minutes.  


Calories per serving:

2,421 calories

Dietary restrictions:

High Fiber, Low Carb Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Wheat Free, Egg Free, Milk Free, Peanut Free, Tree Nut Free, Soy Free, Fish Free, Shellfish Free, Pork Free, Kosher

Daily value:



  • Fat 181g 279%
  • Carbs 102g 34%
  • Saturated 73g 366%
  • Fiber 14g 55%
  • Trans 0g
  • Sugars 16g
  • Monounsaturated 86g
  • Polyunsaturated 9g
  • Protein 82g 165%
  • Cholesterol 350mg 117%
  • Sodium 552mg 23%
  • Calcium 156mg 16%
  • Magnesium 207mg 52%
  • Potassium 3,905mg 112%
  • Iron 12mg 66%
  • Zinc 17mg 117%
  • Phosphorus 1,100mg 157%
  • Vitamin A 766µg 85%
  • Vitamin C 90mg 149%
  • Thiamin (B1) 1mg 60%
  • Riboflavin (B2) 1mg 84%
  • Niacin (B3) 24mg 120%
  • Vitamin B6 3mg 148%
  • Folic Acid (B9) 145µg 36%
  • Vitamin B12 12µg 195%
  • Vitamin D 0µg 0%
  • Vitamin E 4mg 19%
  • Vitamin K 21µg 26%
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