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Sticky Bones

I grew up in the heart of Nebraska cattle country and can't remember at time when I didn't cook with beef. I never had a recipe for short ribs that impressed me until this one.—Berta Joy, Gering, Nebraska
  • Total Time
    Prep: 30 min. + marinating Bake: 1 hour
  • Makes
    4 servings


  • 1 cup white vinegar
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 4 pounds bone-in beef short ribs


  • In a small saucepan, combine the vinegar, ketchup, honey, Worcestershire sauce, salt, mustard, paprika, garlic and pepper. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 15 minutes. Set aside 1 cup for basting. Cool remaining marinade.
  • Pour the remaining marinade in a large resealable plastic bag; add rib. Seal bag and turn to coat; refrigerate for at least 2 hours.
  • Drain and discard marinade. Bake, uncovered, at 325° for 1 hour or until meat is tender, basting frequently with reserved marinade.
Nutrition Facts
Nutritional Analysis: 1 serving equals 449 calories, 21 g fat (9 g saturated fat), 109 mg cholesterol, 685 mg sodium, 27 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 37 g protein.

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  • Kris Countryman
    May 22, 2013

    I just knew these would not be tender with only an hour in the oven, so I put them in a slow cooker for about 7 hours. They were tender then but I did put them in the oven and basted them for another hour. The sauce was very thin and fat. They were tasty but I've had other short ribs done in the slow cooker that I liked better.

  • Obermiller
    Jul 13, 2011

    Maybe my oven is WAY off but these were still raw after an hour in the oven. Really tough after 2+ hours. The marinade itself was fine. I may try them and cook at a lower temp for more hours.

  • johnsen
    Nov 5, 2010

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  • kafaughn
    May 26, 2010

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  • Nicki E.
    Mar 22, 2010

    My husband and I love to smoke and grill baby backs, but when we bought a quarter side of beef last August, we'd come up short for a recipe for the short ribs. I was excited to find this one--it sounds like a keeper and I'll be trying it out tonight!

  • cwbuff
    Oct 25, 2009

    A standout recipe! Beef short ribs are cheap and tender! I didn't change anything and it came out great. Thanks, Berta Joy!

    Nov 24, 2008

    I made this when it was first published and got rave reviews, even from guys who usually just shoveled the food down and disappeared to watch "the game." Making it today for a friend who prides himself on his ribs and am sure it will impress.

  • faye_100
    Apr 25, 2008

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  • Cubbybear
    Feb 18, 2008

    I posted this recipes a couple years ago and it is really good and the meat just falls off the bone.If you have not tried this please do so because i don't think you will be dissapointed

  • 5wegs
    Feb 17, 2008

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