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!

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
2 hrs 40 mins
Total Time:
2 hrs 55 mins
10 servings


  • ½ cup all-purpose flour for coating

  • 2 teaspoons salt

  • 1 pinch ground black pepper

  • 4 pounds beef short ribs

  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil

  • 1 cup water

  • 1 cup stewed tomatoes

  • 1 clove garlic, minced

  • 6 potatoes, peeled and cubed

  • 3 onions, chopped

  • 6 carrots, chopped

  • 1 ½ tablespoons all-purpose flour

  • 4 tablespoons water


  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.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

889 Calories
69g Fat
36g Carbs
30g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 10
Calories 889
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 69g 88%
Saturated Fat 29g 145%
Cholesterol 138mg 46%
Sodium 646mg 28%
Total Carbohydrate 36g 13%
Dietary Fiber 5g 18%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 30g
Vitamin C 32mg 160%
Calcium 63mg 5%
Iron 5mg 26%
Potassium 1188mg 25%

* 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.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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