Beer-Braised Short Ribs

This sweet and smoky recipe is perfect for summer. Brown sugar, smoked paprika, onion, and wheat beer are ideal braising ingredients for meaty short ribs. The beer adds a mellow sweetness and maltiness that pairs nicely with the meat. Belgian-style wheat beer is the best choice for braising, as other beers can be too bitter. Order your short ribs direct from Suvie and pair them with your favorite summer side dishes such as baked beans or collard greens

Beer Braised Short Ribs

  • Servings: 4
  • Difficulty: 7 hours and 10 minutes
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  • 24 oz short rib
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar
  • ½ tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 large onion
  • 1 bottle (12 oz) Belgian-style wheat beer
  • ¼ cup water


Pat short ribs dry. In a small bowl, stir together brown sugar, smoked paprika, vegetable oil, 2 tsp salt, and 1 tsp black pepper. Rub mixture all over short ribs.

Peel onion, cut in half, and then cut into ½ inch thick slices. Nestle onions and short ribs in a Suvie pan. Pour beer and water over the beef.

Insert pan into the top zone of your Suvie. Input settings and cook now or schedule. 

My Cook > Slow Cook Settings

HIGH, 8 hours

Starch: 0 minutes

Once the short ribs have finished cooking, transfer them to a clean dry Suvie pan.

Broil for 10 minutes, flipping them over halfway through cooking.

While the short ribs broil, skim fat from the pan (up to 2 cups worth) and discard.

Divide onions and sauce between plates, top with short ribs, and serve.


Nutritional Information per serving (4 servings per recipe): Calories 386, Total Fat 17g, Total Carbohydrates 13g, Total Sodium 581mg, Total Protein 25g

CategoriesAmerican Beef Dinner
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