Hearty Short Ribs Recipe
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Hearty Short Ribs Recipe

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“The whole family will love these ribs!” The meat is so tender, it will simply fall off the bone, and the gravy is perfect with either mashed potatoes or rice. -Helena Ivy of St. Louis, Missouri
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 6 hours
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 6 hours
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 1 large onion, sliced
  • 4 pounds bone-in beef short ribs
  • 1/2 pound sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 1 can (10-3/4 ounces) condensed cream of mushroom soup, undiluted
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 envelope brown gravy mix
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons cold water
  • Hot mashed potatoes

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 317 calories, 18g fat (7g saturated fat), 75mg cholesterol, 769mg sodium, 12g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 1g fiber), 27g protein.


  1. Place onion in a 5-qt. slow cooker; top with ribs. Combine the mushrooms, soup, 1/2 cup water, gravy mix, garlic and thyme; pour over ribs. Cover and cook on low for 6 to 6-1/2 hours or until meat is tender.
  2. Remove meat to serving platter; keep warm. Skim fat from cooking juices; transfer to a small saucepan. Bring to a boil.
  3. Combine cornstarch and cold water until smooth. Gradually stir into pan. Bring to a boil. Cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Serve with meat and mashed potatoes. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Hearty Short Ribs in Simple & Delicious September/October 2008, p57

Full-Bodied Red Wine

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

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fallongrrl User ID: 6261326 105219
Reviewed Jun. 4, 2014

"absolutely delicious"

a_n_g_e_l_0715 User ID: 3723643 141681
Reviewed Nov. 28, 2012

"My family couldn't get enough of these. This is going in the "special" cookbook of favorite recipes! Delicious."

Leecamp User ID: 169930 157880
Reviewed Jul. 12, 2010

"pitiful videos with this. so glad, however, that at least one of the recipes was for a slow cooker. Too many were not."

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