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Barbecued Beef Ribs Recipe

Barbecued Beef Ribs Recipe

These tender, slow-cooked ribs with a tangy sauce are a cinch to make. They’re great for picnics and parties. —Erin Glass White Hall, Maryland
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Cook: 4-1/2 hours YIELD:8 servings


  • 4 pounds bone-in beef short ribs, trimmed
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1 large sweet onion, halved and sliced
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 bottle (12 ounces) chili sauce
  • 3/4 cup plum preserves or preserves of your choice
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves


  • 1. In a large skillet, brown ribs in oil in batches. Place onion and water in a 5-qt. slow cooker; add ribs. Cover and cook on low for 4 to 5 hours or until meat is tender.
  • 2. In a small saucepan, combine the remaining ingredients; cook and stir until heated through.
  • 3. Remove ribs from slow cooker. Discard cooking liquid. Return ribs to slow cooker; pour sauce over ribs. Cover and cook on high for 30 minutes or until sauce is thickened. Yield: 8 servings.

Nutritional Facts

6 ounces cooked beef with 1/4 cup sauce equals 351 calories, 14 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 55 mg cholesterol, 858 mg sodium, 38 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 18 g protein.

Reviews for Barbecued Beef Ribs

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Reviewed Jun. 12, 2010

"This dish is my family's favorite, every time my grandmother comes to visit she asks me to make this dish."

Reviewed Jun. 26, 2009

"Wow!!! I love short ribs. Haven't been able to find too many good recipes. This may not be right in my budget line right now but I'll make 'em anyway. HA"

Reviewed Jun. 16, 2009

"MMM'mmmmmmm GOOD!"

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Wine Pairings

Full-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied red wine such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot or Syrah.