Short Ribs Recipe (Honey Bourbon Short Ribs in Dutch Oven)

This Short Ribs Recipe (Honey Bourbon Short Ribs) has quickly become one of our favorite dutch oven recipes! This is the kind of comfort food I crave on the regular. I love the fall off the bone flavor, especially with this Honey Bourbon Sauce! If you’ve never made Short Ribs in Oven, you’re missing out. This is the most tender Short Ribs Dutch Oven recipe you will ever taste!

Short Ribs Recipe plated with mashed sweet potatoes

Short Ribs Recipe

Honey Bourbon Short Ribs Recipe…yum! I love these dutch oven short ribs because they are full of flavor!

If you haven’t ever had the pleasure of eating Dutch Oven Short Ribs…today is your chance. Short ribs get the rich marbling of fatty steaks with the deep rich flavor of a chuck roast. They are a decadent treat for any meat lover. You must make them, especially with this Honey Bourbon Sauce!

Mom and I actually made these AMAZING and unbelievably yummy Dutch Oven Honey Bourbon Short Ribs and photographed them when I was 9 months pregnant with Henry, way back in late February of last year! My intention was to have it go out to you all during my relaxing time at home when he was a newborn (insert wide eyed emoji) and somehow (how? lol) I totally forgot and it has sat in my drafts folder for over 6 months. TRAVESTY!

Summer came and went and since this is more of a cool weather recipe anyway, I felt like I needed to push it out to the world. These short ribs and baby Henry…my two contributions to the world. :) I wanted to make sure you saw these because they’re fall off the bone tender, full of flavor, and made in your dutch oven which is SO convenient.

You’re going to love this tender Honey Bourbon Short Ribs dutch oven recipe!

Honey Bourbon Short Ribs Dutch Oven recipe

Making short ribs in dutch oven

Short Ribs made in Dutch Oven

If you’re in the mood for comfort food, this Honey Bourbon Short Ribs recipe is the way to go. Every time.

We served this Honey Bourbon Short Ribs Recipe over mashed sweet potatoes and WOW were they amazing. My 9 month pregnant self LOVED THEM SO MUCH. I can still remember tasting that sauce for the first time. Like I said…9 months pregnant. We served them with pre-made mashed sweet potatoes but they would have been AMAZING with Garlic Mashed Cauliflower, Slow Cooker Mashed Potatoes, or Brussels Sprouts with Pear and Blue Cheese.

I’m going to have to make this dutch oven Short Ribs Recipe again asap because looking at these pictures all this time later has me drooling and remembering. This is such a great comfort food recipe sure to please as the weather gets cooler and cooler. Don’t you just want to pull up a set in front of a fire and dig in?!

This Short Ribs Recipe (Honey Bourbon Dutch Oven Short Ribs) has quickly become one of our favorite dutch oven recipes! Short Ribs are the kind of comfort food I crave on the regular. I love the fall off the bone flavor, especially with this Honey Bourbon Sauce! If you've never made Short Ribs in your Oven, you're missing out. These are the most tender Short Ribs you will ever taste!

Pouring honey bourbon glaze over plate of short ribs

Dutch Oven Honey Bourbon Short Ribs

This short ribs recipe is one of the recipes Pat requests most from the blog. Let me tell you something. That Honey Bourbon glaze is the stuff dreams are made of. Don’t fix this meal for a first date because manners go out the window when honey bourbon glaze is involved. Or do make it for a first date…as long as you want to marry the person. Because they are going to want to marry you IMMEDIATELY after tasting your cooking. Trust and believe.

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A plate of mashed sweet potatoes and honey bourbon short ribs

This Short Ribs Recipe (Honey Bourbon Dutch Oven Short Ribs) has quickly become one of our favorite dutch oven recipes! They're so tender and flavorful with this honey bourbon sauce.

This Oven Baked Short Ribs Recipe make a beautiful holiday meal, or a delicious easy weeknight supper for your family. Aren’t these babies beautiful? Not as beautiful as the real baby I created, but I’m pretty proud of these short ribs as well. They may look complicated and stuffy, but they are anything but. You’re going to love this easy dutch oven recipe!

See the recipe card below for full details on How to Make Short Ribs in a Dutch Oven. Enjoy!

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4.6 from 5 votes
We love these DUTCH OVEN HONEY BOURBON SHORT RIBS! It's so easy to make these flavorful and fall off the bone ribs right in your dutch oven. Less cleanup and more flavor!
Dutch Oven Honey Bourbon Short Ribs
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
3 hrs
Total Time
3 hrs 20 mins

This Short Ribs Recipe (Honey Bourbon Dutch Oven Short Ribs) has quickly become one of our favorite dutch oven recipes! They're so tender and flavorful with this honey bourbon sauce.

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4
Calories: 591 kcal
Author: Becky Hardin | The Cookie Rookie
For the Short Ribs:
  • 8 bone-in Beef Short Ribs
  • Kosher Salt & Freshly Ground Black Pepper to taste
  • ¼ cup All-Purpose Flour
  • 6 strips Bacon cut into 1/8 in pieces
  • 1 sweet Yellow Onion peeled & diced
  • 3 cloves Garlic peeled & minced
  • 3 Carrots trimmed & diced
  • 1 cup Honey Bourbon
  • ¼ cup Honey
  • 2-3 cups Chicken Broth or Stock enough to cover ribs
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire Sauce
  • 1 teaspoon Herbs de Provence
  • 1 teaspoon Kosher Salt
  • 1 teaspoon Freshly Ground Black Pepper
For the Honey Bourbon Glaze:
  • ½ cup Honey
  • ½ cup Honey Bourbon Whisky
  • 2 tablespoons dark Brown Sugar
  • 2 tablespoons Soy Sauce
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon Mustard
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire Sauce
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon dash red pepper flakes
For the Short Ribs:
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Liberally salt & pepper all sides of the short ribs and dredge lightly in flour. Set aside.
  3. In a large Dutch oven, cook bacon until crispy. Transfer crispy bacon to a paper towel-lined plate. Once cooled, transfer to a refrigerator container to save for later use.
  4. If more fat is needed to sauté the carrots, onion and garlic, add 2 tablespoons olive oil to the bacon grease. Add the carrots and cook them for 2 minutes. Add the onions and cook until onions are translucent. Add the garlic and cook 30 seconds. Transfer vegetables to a large heatproof bowl and set aside.
  5. Turn heat to HIGH and place short ribs in the Dutch oven. Turn until all sides have browned, about 1 minute per side. Transfer short ribs to the bowl with the vegetables.
  6. Turn heat to MEDIUM. Pour in the Honey bourbon and scrape, or deglaze, the pan to release all the bits of flavor stuck on the bottom of the pan.
  7. Add the honey, chicken stock, Worcestershire Sauce & herbs. Taste the broth and season with more salt & pepper, if needed.
  8. Place the lid on the pot and set in on the middle rack in the oven. Cook 2 hours at 350 degrees F, then reduce heat to 325. Cook an additional 30-45 minutes or until meat is falling off the bones and is fork-tender.
  9. Remove the pan from the oven and allow it to rest, lid on, for 20-30 minutes.
  10. Before serving, skim the fat off the top of the liquid and stir in the bacon.
  11. Serve with mashed potatoes or creamy polenta and drizzle with the Honey Bourbon Glaze.
  12. Enjoy!
For the Honey Bourbon Glaze:
  1. Combine all glaze ingredients in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, then reduce heat to medium-low. Simmer (or low boil) 5 minutes or until mixture is reduced and is similar to syrup. The sauce will thicken as it cools. If it becomes too thick, add a little water, whisk and reheat to desired thickness.
  2. Drizzle over the Honey Bourbon Short Ribs

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Nutrition Facts
Dutch Oven Honey Bourbon Short Ribs
Amount Per Serving
Calories 591 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 13g 20%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 22mg 7%
Sodium 1993mg 83%
Potassium 511mg 15%
Total Carbohydrates 78g 26%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 65g
Protein 8g 16%
Vitamin A 152.9%
Vitamin C 19.8%
Calcium 5.5%
Iron 10.9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Sabrina S.B.
congratulations on giving birth to this recipe too! Love sweet potatoes, love short ribs too and great idea of dutch oven (I usually use pan too big with too many leftovers, even for shortribs), thank you for this recipe!
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These dishes are very tasty, easy to make and long preserved in the refrigerator. My husband and I like it. We eat often. I hope you can introduce more on the page for me to learn.
These look delish! Think I could sub almond flour for all-purpose? My son has a grain allergy, but I'd love to make this dish for the family. Thanks!
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These are amazing, can’t wait to make and eat them!!
recipe looks delicious and I can't wait to try it! One thing.. I assume at some point you put the ribs back in the pot before putting in the
At what point do you put the ribs and vegetables back into the oven?
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Another way to make a familiar dish. I think it will be very attractive. I will do it for my family’s dinner. Thanks for your guidance a lot!
These look INSANELY good. I mean, seriously insane. So packed full of flavor and perfect for fall/winter. Thanks for sharing!
Sam H.
Trying this recipe tonight and very excited to do so! Clarification please - at no point is there an instruction to return the vegetables, ribs, or bacon to the pot! I would assume before everything goes in the oven, yes? Also, it would be helpful to know the approximate weight of 8 short ribs, they come prepackaged by weight, not count, at my grocer.
Bev Stenehjem
Recipe left out a step: put the shortribs and vegetables back in the pan and then place in the oven. What about the bacon?
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