Cranberry Short Ribs Recipe
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Cranberry Short Ribs Recipe

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We live in the Yukon bush, so I pick wild cranberries for this incredibly tender comfort food. I sometimes substitute moose for the beef. —Cathy Wylie, Dawson City, Canada
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 1-1/2 hours
MAKES:2 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 1-1/2 hours
MAKES: 2 servings


  • 1-1/2 pounds bone-in beef short ribs
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt, divided
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground mustard
  • Dash ground cloves
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 2 teaspoons cider vinegar
  • 1/2 cup fresh or frozen cranberries
  • 1-1/2 to 2 teaspoons grated lemon peel
  • 1/2 teaspoon browning sauce, optional

Nutritional Facts

1 serving: 314 calories, 16g fat (7g saturated fat), 82mg cholesterol, 645mg sodium, 13g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 1g fiber), 28g protein.


  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Place ribs in a greased 8-in. square baking dish; sprinkle with 1/4 teaspoon salt and pepper. Bake, covered, until tender, 1-1/4 to 1-1/2 hours.
  2. In a small saucepan, combine flour, brown sugar, mustard, cloves and remaining salt; gradually whisk in water and vinegar until smooth. Stir in cranberries, lemon peel and, if desired, browning sauce; bring to a boil. Cook and stir until thickened, about 2 minutes.
  3. Drain ribs. Pour cranberry mixture over ribs. Bake, uncovered, 15 minutes longer. Yield: 2 servings.
Editor's Note: This recipe can be easily doubled to serve 4; bake in a greased 11x7-in. baking dis and increase covered baking time to 1-1/2 to 1-3/4 hours or until tender.
Originally published as Cranberry Short Ribs in Reminisce Extra November 2008, p53

Light-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied red wine such as Pinot Noir.

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