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Braised Beef Short Ribs Recipe

Braised Beef Short Ribs Recipe

—Cheryl Martinetto, Grand Rapids, Minnesota
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 6 hours YIELD:4 servings


  • 4 pounds bone-in beef short ribs
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 2-1/2 cups sliced onions
  • 1-1/2 cups beef broth
  • 1-1/2 cups chili sauce
  • 2/3 cup cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons curry powder
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper


  • 1. In a large skillet, brown ribs in oil in batches. Transfer to a 5-qt. slow cooker; add onions. Combine the remaining ingredients; pour over ribs. Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours or until meat is tender. Yield: 4 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving: 563 calories, 29g fat (10g saturated fat), 109mg cholesterol, 2379mg sodium, 36g carbohydrate (25g sugars, 2g fiber), 38g protein.

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Reviewed Jan. 18, 2018

"These were very good. I halved the recipe for the two of us and prepared it in my 2-quart slow cooker. I followed the directions except for replacing most of the cider vinegar with extra beef broth. I also added 2 tablespoons of “Minute” tapioca to the other sauce ingredients to thicken the juices (I would use 1/4 cup for a full recipe) and it worked perfectly. I rated it only four stars because I wasn’t crazy about the curry powder, although my husband liked it a lot.

I used regular chili sauce, which is in the same area as ketchup at the grocery store. Come to think of it, ketchup might be an OK substitute!
Oh, and I also saut?ed the onion before adding it to the cooker."

Reviewed Jan. 7, 2018

"These were really good, I made them for a family dinner. My timing was a little off so I cooked them on high for 3 hours and then switched to low for 1 1/2 hours and it still worked out perfectly."

Reviewed Sep. 25, 2017

"To insure a rich flavor make sure the ribs are browned to a dark brown color. The darker the better!!"

Reviewed Apr. 15, 2016

"Very Very Good. I used more ribs and it was done in my crock pot at 6 hours. Meat falls of the bone. Super easy too!"

Reviewed Aug. 11, 2014

"loved this recipe- meat is so tender it falls off the bone. I skimmed the fat off the top when the meat was done and used a little cornstarch to thicken the broth for gravy. Was a hit at the dinner table."

Reviewed Apr. 27, 2013

"This was amazing! Rib were so tnder they fell off the bones! The flavor was amazing! My 2 yr old, husband and work hand loved them!

*I Sautéed half the onion to give a little more flavor"

Reviewed Jul. 20, 2012

"this was very good It did not dispoint."

Reviewed Jul. 31, 2011

"Absolutely delicious! They were extremely tender and fell right off the bone. My husband loved them."

Reviewed Mar. 6, 2010

"Really good recipe overall. I adapted it since the only chili sauce in my fridge was hot Thai chili, so I omitted it entirely. I added a dash of Worcheshire sauce and shallots and my family really enjoyed it. I will look forward to making this recipe again for special occasions and when we plan to have dinner guests."

Reviewed Jan. 11, 2010

"I live alone, so I cut this down to one serving. The only chili sauce I had was medium heat and I used too much, so it was almost too hot. But it was fantastic on rice! I sending this to my daughter and sister. Yummy!"

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