This combines the hearty, spicy flavors of my beloved slow cooker short ribs with my all-time favorite comfort food: fries and gravy. With a little prep in the morning, it's just about ready when I come home from work (plus, the kitchen smells amazing!). —Erin DeWitt, Long Beach, California
These delicious ribs are often on the menu when my husband and I have company for dinner. The allspice and bay leaf come through nicely, and the meat is very tender. I've been making this stovetop recipe for at least 40 years.
Our whole family is excited when I plug in the slow cooker to make these fall-off-the-bone tender ribs. We like them served over rice or egg noodles. Husband Mark and I have eight children, ages 16 years to 3 months, whom I homeschool.
Meet the Cook: This is a special meal in our house - as soon as I get ribs, I know which dish my family will ask me to make.
My husband and I have three children, ages 8, 6 and 3. So I've automatically learned to be a versatile cook!
-Joanne ShewChuk, St. Benedict, Saskatchewan
Here in beef country, we find all sorts of different ways to serve beef. A former boss of mine, who owned a Midwestern meat plant, gave me this recipe. It was an immediate hit with my family! The soy sauce, ketchup, brown sugar, ginger and other seasonings make a great barbecue sauce for the ribs.
I've heard that these tender ribs and cornmeal dumplings were typical chuck-wagon fare for cowboys on the trail. I like making them for me and my husband, Bud, on cold rainy days. Our house smells so inviting when these ribs are simmering on the stove.
-Evelyn Hynd, Gravette, Arkansas
This recipe was inspired by my family's love of two things—beef stew and biscuits. After years of making the two separately, I put the biscuits on top of the stew like a cobbler. This supper's as down-home as it gets. —Janine Talley, Orlando, Florida
For a real straight-from-the-chuckwagon beef meal, you can't rope a better recipe than this! This is the recipe I rely on when feeding a hungry group. The wonderfully tangy sauce is lip-smacking good.—Mildred Sherrer, Fort Worth, Texas