Barbecued Short Ribs

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Cook Time: 2 hours
Difficulty: Easy

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2 pounds short ribs, cut in 2-inch pieces
1/4 cup minced onions
1/4 cup ketchup
1/4 cup water
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1 tablespoon mustard
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce


Trim the top layer of fat from the short ribs. Place several pieces of this fat in a Dutch oven, and cook over medium heat until bottom is lightly coated with fat, and remove the pot from the heat. Sprinkle the short ribs with salt, brown them on all sides, and then removing them when they are done. Add the onion and slightly saute until lightly browned. Return the short ribs to the pot and add the ketchup, water, lemon juice, sugar, mustard, salt, and Worcestershire sauce. Cover the pot and cook over low heat for 2 hours, or until tender, stirring occasionally.

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Reader Comments:


I absoultely love this recipe. I made it for my family of 7 and it is a quick and easy way to prepare short ribs. They are truly flavorful. Thanks Paula!

By Joy on June 29, 2011


Prepared this several times with great success. I use boneless short ribs and cook it a bit longer than the recipe calls for. Perfect each time and really tasty!

By Anonymous on November 29, 2009

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