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Sweet Chili Short Ribs Recipe

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Folks may not be able to resist licking their fingers after they try these sassy beef ribs. Thanks to the long cooking time, the veggies take on some of those sweet-and-savory flavors, too.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Cook: 6 hours
MAKES:5 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Cook: 6 hours
MAKES: 5 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1-1/2 pounds boneless beef short ribs
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 pound sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 4 medium carrots, sliced
  • 2 cups frozen pearl onions
  • 2 celery ribs, chopped
  • 1 can (15 ounces) tomato sauce
  • 1 jar (12 ounces) apricot preserves
  • 1 jar (12 ounces) pineapple preserves
  • 2 envelopes taco seasoning
  • 1/4 cup packed dark brown sugar
  • Hot cooked rice or mashed potatoes

Directions

  1. In a large resealable plastic bag, combine the flour, salt and pepper. Add ribs, a few at a time, and shake to coat. In a large skillet, brown ribs in oil in batches on all sides. Transfer to a 5-qt. slow cooker. Add the mushrooms, carrots, onions and celery.
  2. In a small bowl, combine the tomato sauce, preserves, taco seasoning and brown sugar; pour over vegetables. Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours or until meat is tender. Serve with rice or potatoes. Yield: 5 servings.
Originally published as Sweet Chili Short Ribs in Taste of Home Everyday Slow Cooker & One Dish Recipes Annual 2012, p13

Full-Bodied Red Wine

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

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Reviewed Jul. 21, 2014

The ribs wer very tender but the taste wasn't the best.

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Reviewed Dec. 24, 2013

Great recipe! Easy preparation...fix it and forget it. Very tasty. This recipe will be in my favorites category. My husband couldn't find short ribs at the grocery store, so we used beef back ribs. FYI: a good amount of fat/grease appeared by the end of the cooking time in the slow cooker. Maybe I should have cooled it in the refrigerator after cooking and scraped off the congealed grease and reheated.

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