Print Recipe
4.72 from 7 votes

Baked Beef Short Ribs with Gremolata

Instead of braising these Baked Beef Short Ribs with Gremolata get slow roasted to render and get beyond tender. The herb and citrus gremolata is served over to accent and cut through the richness of the dish. Adapted from Bon Appetit recipe.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time3 hrs
Total Time3 hrs 5 mins
Course: Dinner, Main
Cuisine: American, Western
Keyword: baked beef short ribs, gremolata recipe, short rib recipe
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 1371kcal
Author: Kevin Is Cooking


  • 4 lbs 10” English-style bone-in beef short ribs (See Note 1)
  • kosher salt
  • ground black pepper
  • 1/4 cup Panko breadcrumbs
  • 2 garlic cloves , finely minced
  • 1/4 cup flat-leaf parsley chopped
  • 1 tbsp prepared horseradish
  • 1 tbsp finely grated lemon zest (See Note 2)
  • 1 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp olive oil


  • Generously season ribs all over with salt and pepper. Allow to rest one hour or overnight, uncovered and refrigerated.
  • Preheat oven to 325°F. Toast Panko breadcrumbs on a rimmed baking sheet until golden brown, 8–10 minutes. Let cool, set aside.
  • Add a cup of beef broth or water to add to the roasting pan. Place the ribs meaty side up in the pan, cover pan with aluminum foil and bake in oven until meat is tender, 2 1/2 to 3 hours.
  • While ribs bake mix garlic, parsley, horseradish, lemon zest and juice, breadcrumbs, and oil in a small bowl. Season gremolata with salt and pepper to taste. Set aide, covered, in the refrigerator.
  • Uncover the roasting pan and bump up the oven temperature to 400°F. Roast until ribs are browned on top, about 25 minutes longer.
  • Spoon the gremolata over the short ribs before serving.


  1. Pre-cooked, each beef short rib is about one pound each.
  2. If you can, use a Meyer lemon for the juice and zest. I prefer it for the lemon/orange essence.


Calories: 1371kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 48g | Fat: 127g | Saturated Fat: 53g | Cholesterol: 251mg | Sodium: 213mg | Potassium: 819mg | Vitamin A: 30IU | Vitamin C: 6.8mg | Calcium: 57mg | Iron: 5.7mg