Wonderful Short Ribs

Wonderful Short Ribs


"This tender meat that falls right off the bone is great served over rice! It is great even as leftovers!"

Ingredients 2 h 10 m {{adjustedServings}} servings 531 cals

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  • Calories:
  • 531 kcal
  • 27%
  • Fat:
  • 42 g
  • 65%
  • Carbs:
  • 15.3g
  • 5%
  • Protein:
  • 23.5 g
  • 47%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 93 mg
  • 31%
  • Sodium:
  • 1551 mg
  • 62%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. In a large pan over medium-high heat, stir in tomato sauce, lemon juice, and Worcestershire sauce. Stir in parsley, thyme, bay leaves, brown sugar, salt, and red pepper flakes. Add onions and short ribs, and stir together until the mixture comes to a boil.
  2. Cover, reduce heat to medium low, and simmer; stirring occasionally and skimming fat from surface, until meat is tender, about 2 1/2 hours. Remove bay leaves before serving.
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  1. 290 Ratings


I have made this recipe four times and I think I have finally perfected it I brown the ribs really well first and then saute the onions in the drippings for a bit. I add everything to the crock pot with two additional ingredients--minced garlic and parmesan cheese. I also cut down on the sugar and add a bit more crushed red perpper. It takes 3-4 hours on low in the crock pot. My husband likes it served with mashed potatoes but I prefer rigatoni--tonight I will serve it with both!


I am a Culinary School graduate and have been in fine dining for a long time. And I have to tell you that this is one of the best Short Rib recipes I have ever made or tasted. It is simple and delicious! It is even better the next day. The the only thing I do different is add Shiitake mushrooms to the mix. And I serve the ribs over garlic mash. Jeremy Melusky AKA KEGCHEF


We like short ribs and I prepare them several times each winter so I am always looking for new. This is an excellent recipe. I have found the best way to reduce the fat content is to oven-brown the short ribs prior to adding to the sauce. Place bone side down in a pan, sesaon with pepper & salt roast for 45 minutes at 450. Drain off fat. If ribs are large return to oven for 15 minutes more. I was reluctant to try this the first time but it's the only way I pre-pare them now. I got over 1/2 cup of fat from the 2 1/2 lbs ribs I used for this recipe. I browned the onions in a dutch oven, added a a couple minced garlic cloves, and about 1/2 broth to the sauce ingredients and then the browned ribs. Baked covered at 325 for 2 1/2 hours. Served with parmesan mashed potatoes. They were moist and succulent. Received rave reviews with request for promise to repeat.