Candidate's Choice Short Ribs Recipe
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Candidate's Choice Short Ribs Recipe

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"These ribs are tender and tasty as if they've been cooking for hours. The tangy ketchup mixture enhances the already savory flavor." Nella Parker, Hersey, Michigan
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. + simmering Broil: 10 min.
MAKES:7 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. + simmering Broil: 10 min.
MAKES: 7 servings


  • 5 pounds bone-in beef short ribs
  • 1-1/2 cups ketchup
  • 1/2 cup cider vinegar
  • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 teaspoons grated lime peel
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons ground mustard
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper

Nutritional Facts

348 calories: 1 each, 15g fat (6g saturated fat), 78mg cholesterol, 729mg sodium, 25g carbohydrate (24g sugars, 0g fiber), 26g protein .


  1. Place ribs in a Dutch oven; add water to cover by 2 in. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 1-1/2 to 2 hours or until tender.
  2. In a small bowl, combine the remaining ingredients. Drain ribs; place on a broiler pan. Brush with some of the barbecue sauce. Broil 4-5 in. from the heat for 5-10 minutes on each side or until sauce is bubbly. Serve with remaining sauce. Yield: 7 servings.
Originally published as Candidate's Choice Short Ribs in Taste of Home October/November 2008, p63

Full-Bodied Red Wine

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

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Reviewed Jun. 10, 2015

"Everyone really liked this one! Will be making this again soon, but want to try it on the grill!"

Reviewed Dec. 20, 2008

"I clicked to this one because it listed the time as 20 minutes...

NOT! Try 1 to 2 hours... That really should be listed on the main listing."

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