Hearty Home-Style Short Ribs

Short Ribs
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  • Total: 4 hrs 55 mins
  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 4 hrs 40 mins
  • Yield: 4 to 6 servings

This short ribs dish is long simmered on the stove with vegetables and beans. It's a great-tasting, hearty one-pot meal that doesn't require a side dish. 


  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 4 pounds beef short ribs
  • 3 medium-sized red potatoes, quartered (about 1 pound)
  • 2 medium-sized onions, chopped
  • 4 medium-sized carrots, cut into 1-inch chunks
  • 1/4 cup pearl barley
  • 2 cans (16 ounces each) baked beans, vegetarian style
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper

Steps to Make It

  1. In a large pot or Dutch oven, combine the water, short ribs, potatoes, onions, carrots and barley over high heat; bring to a boil.

  2. Cover and reduce the heat to low; simmer for about 4 hours, or until the meat on the short ribs is very tender.

  3. Stir in the beans, salt, and pepper; cover and simmer for 40 minutes.

  4. Skim off the fat and serve immediately.

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