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Sweet Chili Short Ribs

Total Time

Prep: 30 min. Cook: 6 hours

Makes

5 servings

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.

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.

Nutrition Facts

1 rib with 3/4 cup vegetable mixture (calculated without rice or potatoes): 770 calories, 17g fat (5g saturated fat), 55mg cholesterol, 2038mg sodium, 138g carbohydrate (84g sugars, 3g fiber), 23g protein.

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