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Short Ribs with Plums Recipe

Short Ribs with Plums Recipe

My mother got this recipe in the '40s, and I often requested this dish for my birthday meal. The gravy is delicious.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 1-1/4 hours YIELD:4 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 to 2-1/2 pounds beef short ribs
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1/3 cup chopped onion
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon browning sauce, optional
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 cup water, divided
  • 15 pitted dried plums
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • Hot cooked rice

Directions

  • 1. In a large skillet, brown the meat in oil over medium heat. Remove meat; keep warm. Add onion to the drippings. Saute onion until tender, scraping the pan to loosen browned bits; drain. Add the salt, browning sauce if desired, pepper, 3/4 cup water and dried plums. Bring to a boil; return meat to the pan. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 1 hour or until meat is tender. Remove meat; keep warm.
  • 2. Skim fat from the pan. Combine the cornstarch and the remaining water until smooth. Stir into pan drippings. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thicken. Serve with ribs and rice. Yield: 4 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 cup) equals 303 calories, 14 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 55 mg cholesterol, 629 mg sodium, 24 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 19 g protein.

Wine Pairings

Full-Bodied Red Wine

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