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

1 each: 348 calories, 15g fat (6g saturated fat), 78mg cholesterol, 729mg sodium, 25g carbohydrate (24g sugars, 0 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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CMoore78 User ID: 4688861 227743
Reviewed Jun. 10, 2015

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

daddyspunkin_n_mommaspuddin User ID: 1404437 163356
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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