Beef Short Ribs with Tangy Onion Gravy

Beef short ribs recipe
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  • 2 hrs 20 mins
  • Prep: 10 mins,
  • Cook: 2 hrs 10 mins
  • Yield: 6 Servings
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These easy short ribs are simmered to perfection. The liquids are used to make a delicious onion gravy.

A tangy sweet and sour onion gravy adds flavor to these melt-in-your-mouth beef short ribs. The short ribs are braised to perfection on the stove top.

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What You'll Need

  • 3 to 4 pounds beef short ribs
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 3 cups sliced onions
  • 1/2 cup water or beef stock
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 3 tablespoons flour
  • 2 tablespoons vinegar
  • salt and pepper to taste

How to Make It

  1. Trim ribs of excess visible fat.
  2. In a Dutch oven brown ribs on all sides. Sprinkle with 1 teaspoon salt and 1/8 teaspoon pepper. Add 1 cup sliced onions and 1/2 cup water.
  3. Cover and simmer until meat is tender, about 2 to 3 hours. Check occasionally and add a little more water if needed.
  4. Transfer ribs to heated platter; keep hot.
  5. Pour the pan juices into a 2-cup measure. Skim off fat and return 2 tablespoons of the fat to the pan. Add water or broth to juices to measure 2 cups. Set aside.
  1. Cook and stir sugar into reserved fat until browned. Add remaining 2 cups of onions; cook, stirring constantly until the onions are tender. Blend in flour and cook, stirring, for 2 minutes.
  2. Stir in reserved 2 cups of pan juices and the vinegar. Continue cooking, stirring constantly, until mixture is thickened and bubbling. Season to taste with salt and pepper; serve with the hot ribs.

Serves 6.

See Also

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Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
Calories 1014
Total Fat 72 g
Saturated Fat 31 g
Unsaturated Fat 34 g
Cholesterol 235 mg
Sodium 502 mg
Carbohydrates 25 g
Dietary Fiber 3 g
Protein 66 g
(The nutrition information on our recipes is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate. Individual results may vary.)