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Barbecued Short Ribs

Total Time

Prep: 1 hour 40 min. Broil: 10 min.


6-8 servings

People like the blending of many different flavors in this recipe. I consider it a very special one and generally fix it for company. It receives rave reviews. I'm sure the sauce would taste good on pork chops or on chicken in addition. We have eight children - the oldest is 18, and the youngest is 11 months. -Cheryl Niemela, Cokato, Minnesota


  • 5 pounds bone-in beef short ribs, trimmed
  • 2 medium onions, finely chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 cup chili sauce
  • 1/3 cup soy sauce
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/8 teaspoon Liquid Smoke, optional


  1. Place ribs in a Dutch oven; add water to cover by 2 in. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 1-1/2 to 2 hours or until tender.
  2. Meanwhile, in a saucepan, saute onions and garlic in oil until tender. Add remaining ingredients; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  3. Drain ribs. Arrange on a broiler pan and baste with barbecue sauce. Broil 4 to 5 in. from the heat for 5-10 minutes on each side or until sauce is bubbly.

Nutrition Facts

1 each: 388 calories, 17g fat (6g saturated fat), 68mg cholesterol, 1281mg sodium, 35g carbohydrate (28g sugars, 2g fiber), 25g protein.

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