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Braised Beef Short Ribs

"After not being able to find a recipe for beef short ribs on the internet, I thought I might share this one that I came across many years ago. I have received raves about my short ribs every time I have served them. Try them, I'm sure you will agree! Enjoy!"
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2 h 55 m servings 889 cals
Original recipe yields 10 servings


  • Calories:
  • 889 kcal
  • 44%
  • Fat:
  • 68.8 g
  • 106%
  • Carbs:
  • 36.3g
  • 12%
  • Protein:
  • 30.4 g
  • 61%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 138 mg
  • 46%
  • Sodium:
  • 646 mg
  • 26%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
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  1. In a bowl, combine the 1/2 cup flour, salt and ground black pepper. Roll the ribs in the seasoned flour.
  2. In a large pot or Dutch oven, heat the oil and brown the ribs well on all sides. Pour in 1 cup boiling water, tomatoes, and garlic. Reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer for 1 1/2 hours, adding more water if necessary.
  3. Place the potatoes, onions, and carrots in the pot. Continue to simmer for another 30 minutes to 1 hour, or until all vegetables are tender. Remove the meat and vegetables to a serving platter.
  4. In a separate small bowl, dissolve 1 1/2 tablespoons flour and 2 tablespoons water for every one cup liquid remaining in the pot. Add this to the pot and stir well until thickened. Pour over meat and vegetables.

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We love this and have made this many times now! I don't flour the ribs, it actually hinders the meat browning and developing its flavor to the fullest. I have found that the flavor is best if ...

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Very bland. Could have been pot roast. Followed the recipe, will not be making again. My husband the meat and tater guy only gave it 2 stars. Will continue looking for perfect short rib recipe.

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We love this and have made this many times now! I don't flour the ribs, it actually hinders the meat browning and developing its flavor to the fullest. I have found that the flavor is best if ...

This recipe was excellent, but I will make a few changes next time. I will add enough water/stewed tomatoes to cover the ribs while they cook for 1 1/2. The liquid only went up about 1/2 way o...

This recipe is fantastic!!! I made it a lot easier to cook by using a pressure cooker, and made a couple of small changes. I first browned the ribs in a frying pan. I then put the beef, carrot...

Mmmmmmm, Mmm! Very few changes, I used 1/2 the broth it calls for, and used one pkg of onion soup mix. in addition.I also used cornstarch to thicken the sauce a little. The last time I made this...

Loved this recipe, and so easy! I also added 1/2 cup of red wine to the braising liquid, and added a little gravy master to the gravy to darken the sauce. Next time, I will cook the potatoes s...

Enjoyed this recipe. Easy to make and the meat just falls off the bone. The gravy comes out very tasty. Will make this again.

My whole family loved this recipe!! Very Very Good!! We had a full meal with this! Just add bread and you have it all! We have a big family and this is perfet for us!! We even had leftovers that...

I too have been searching for a short rib recipe, with no luck. This on is excellent!! I altered it for 2 people and we loved it! I will definitely be making this recipe again. The best part was...

I too had been looking for a good short ribs recipe and this is the best. I will stop here. Easy to cut in half for 2 and easy to make. I did add a little more garlic. Try it!!