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Coke Braised Short Ribs | Grandbaby Cakes

Coke Braised Short Ribs

These intensely flavorful, perfectly spiced and sticky Coke braised Beef Short Ribs fall apart from being so tender! Highly addictive and delicious, you will want to eat these everyday of the week.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword classic recipes, comfort food, easy recipes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 15 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 657kcal


  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 pounds beef short ribs about 4-5 bone in short ribs
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 medium onion chopped
  • 3 slices bacon cut into smaller pieces
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 1/2 cups Coca-Cola
  • 1 1/2 cups beef stock
  • 1/3 cup soy sauce
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar packed
  • 3 thyme sprigs
  • Fresh parsley for garnish
  • Optional: Serve over polenta and sauted kale


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  • Add olive oil to large pot or dutch oven over medium high heat. Next add short ribs to the hot pot. Liberally season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Sear ribs on all sides until golden brown. Once beef is finished searing, remove from pot, drain on paper towels, and place to the side.
  • Next add chopped onion and bacon to pan and brown until onion is tender.
  • Add garlic and only cook for 30 seconds.
  • Sprinkle in flour and stir together and cook for about 2 minutes.
  • Pour in Coca-Cola, beef stock, and soy sauce then stir in brown sugar and whisk until everything is smooth.
  • Add thyme sprigs then bring the braising liquid to a boil.
  • Once boiling, return beef short ribs to liquid, cover with top and place in the oven for 2 - 2 1/2 hours or until ribs are completely tender (easily separated with a fork) and the liquid has thickened into a gravy that has stuck to the ribs.
  • Serve with polenta and sauteed kale if desired and enjoy.


I selected boned beef short ribs for this recipe (you can use boneless) but you can replace with chuck roast if it isn’t available.


Calories: 657kcal | Carbohydrates: 49g | Protein: 38g | Fat: 34g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 108mg | Sodium: 1490mg | Potassium: 907mg | Sugar: 41g | Vitamin A: 35IU | Vitamin C: 3.5mg | Calcium: 59mg | Iron: 5.1mg