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Gluten-Free Cherry Cola Bourbon Braised Short Ribs
Gluten Free Cherry Cola Bourbon Braised Ribs Recipe
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
3 hrs 35 mins
Total Time
3 hrs 45 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8 people
Calories: 134 kcal
Author: Carol Kicinski
  • 8 bone-in beef short ribs about 3 pounds
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 (14 ounce) jar maraschino cherries without stems
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 large onion diced
  • 3 large carrots chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 cup bourbon can be omitted, use 1 extra cup of beef broth
  • 1 cup cola
  • 2 cups gluten free beef broth
  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
  2. Season ribs generously with salt and pepper. Place the maraschino cherries and their juice in a blender and puree until smooth.
  3. Heat the oil over medium-high heat in a Dutch oven or oven-proof soup pan. Brown the ribs, in batches (careful not to over-crowd the pan) on all sides. Remove the ribs from the pan and set aside. Add the onion and carrots to the pan and cook, stirring occasionally, until they start to brown, about 5 minutes. Add the garlic and cook, stirring, for 30 seconds. Add the bourbon and cook for 2 minutes, scraping the pan to release all the browned bits from the bottom of the pan. Add the cola, pureed cherries, and beef broth. Simmer for 5 minutes. Return the ribs to the pan, cover, and put in the oven for 3 hours or until the ribs are tender. Let cool, then refrigerate overnight.
  4. To serve, skim the layer of fat off the top and place on the stove over medium heat and reheat for 20 minutes or until heated through. Taste and adjust seasoning with more salt and pepper if desired.
Nutrition Facts
Gluten Free Cherry Cola Bourbon Braised Ribs Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 134 Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Fat 3g5%
Sodium 241mg10%
Potassium 131mg4%
Carbohydrates 6g2%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 3820IU76%
Vitamin C 2.8mg3%
Calcium 17mg2%
Iron 0.3mg2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.