Coffee Spice Rubbed Short Ribs

A perfect fall or winter dish, the slow-cooked short rib is rich in texture and full of flavor from the coffee rub and red wine braise. The pairing with the BonannoCab is a match made in heaven. The 2016 is in great drinking condition right now, full of classic ripe berry and cassis flavors complemented by cedar, coffee and tobacco overtones and a firm balance of layered acid and tannin.


3.54lbs beef short ribs
1 medium fennel bulb (cut in half and sliced thin)
1/4 Cup olive oil
1.5 cups dry red wine (Cabernet Sauvignon if possible)
1 cup of beef stock
8-10 cipollini onions (2 onions chopped, 6-8 whole and peeled)
4-5 cloves of garlic (smashed)
1 teaspoon sea salt

Coffee rub (mix all ingredients)

3 Tablespoons finely ground espresso
1/3 cup of ancho chili powder
1 tablespoon mustard powder
1.5 tablespoons of sea salt
3 tablespoons paprika
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1 teaspoon of ground black pepper
1 tablespoon dried oregano
2 teaspoons ground ginger