Short ribs boiled, then broiled and basted with a molasses, mustard and ketchup sauce.

Donna

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
2 hrs 15 mins
total:
2 hrs 25 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Trim fat from rib meat. Sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste. Place in a Dutch oven and cover with water. Simmer for 2 hours. Drain.

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  • In a small bowl, combine the molasses, ketchup, lemon juice, dry mustard, chili powder and garlic powder. Mix thoroughly.

  • Place the drained meat on a broiler rack. Brush molasses mixture over ribs. Broil on medium for 10 to 15 minutes, turning and basting with sauce often.

Nutrition Facts

361 calories; protein 31.3g 63% DV; carbohydrates 16.4g 5% DV; fat 18.5g 29% DV; cholesterol 92.3mg 31% DV; sodium 287.2mg 12% DV. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
10/15/2006
I used just the cooking method with this recipe but used my own bbq sauce. I added some beef bouillon cubes and 2 tablespoons of vinegar to the water. After simmering for 2 hours, I drained and removed as much fat from the beef as I could. I then smothered the meat with my bbq sauce and broiled it. Also added hot sauce just before serving. They turned out very tender and my family LOVED them. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
09/26/2004
This was the most god awful recipe I have ever made. First the bones all fell out after simmering for 2 hours resulting in little blobs of beef in a pot. I decided to go ahead with the recipe and baste and broil the meat. The meat was tender but the "barbeque" sauce was disgusting and unappetizing. I would never ever make this again nor would I suggest it to anyone ele. Makes me mad that I had to throw away 4lbs of meat. Read More
(21)
109 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 77
  • 4 star values: 21
  • 3 star values: 8
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
10/15/2006
I used just the cooking method with this recipe but used my own bbq sauce. I added some beef bouillon cubes and 2 tablespoons of vinegar to the water. After simmering for 2 hours, I drained and removed as much fat from the beef as I could. I then smothered the meat with my bbq sauce and broiled it. Also added hot sauce just before serving. They turned out very tender and my family LOVED them. Read More
(105)
Rating: 5 stars
10/05/2003
This is a very easy way to get tender ribs! The only thing I do differently ..instead of broiling them, I finish them on the grill! Delicious! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/23/2009
Outstanding after the greasy mess I had with trying to just broil beef ribs. As a suggestion you can add carrots and quarter large potatoes 30 minutes to the pot before the ribs are done. Also what a crime to let all that great beef broth go to waste. After ribs are broiled you can add the big old left over bones back to the pot and simmer for a while then strain for some absolutly awesome broth. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/23/2006
Wow-yum! Great to find a recipe that cuts some of the fat and calories out of cooking with short ribs. I was afraid the consistency of ribs would be funky from boiling, but after broiling with sauce they came out fork tender. The sauce was great- good and sticky on the meat. I used boneless short ribs. My husband loved them, too. Will make again, and I am picky! Read More
(25)
Rating: 5 stars
01/16/2010
Melt in your mouth fabulous when I followed a previous reviewers suggestions: add beef bouilion and 2 tsp vinegar to boiling water and use your own sauce. When you do that and follow the instructions in this recipe you end up with ribs that disappear faster than a snowflake on a Georgia sidewalk! Read More
(23)
Rating: 1 stars
09/26/2004
This was the most god awful recipe I have ever made. First the bones all fell out after simmering for 2 hours resulting in little blobs of beef in a pot. I decided to go ahead with the recipe and baste and broil the meat. The meat was tender but the "barbeque" sauce was disgusting and unappetizing. I would never ever make this again nor would I suggest it to anyone ele. Makes me mad that I had to throw away 4lbs of meat. Read More
(21)
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Rating: 5 stars
10/26/2003
I made this recipe for my tailgate party. These are serious tailgaters who compete to see who does the best job. These ribs were a super hit! They are extremely easy to make and come out tender and tasty. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/02/2008
I used stone ground mustard in place of powdered mustard. And I boiled the short ribs for 4 hours in a slow cooker instead of the dutch oven... they turned out great! Very tender and lots of flavor. Read More
(17)
Rating: 5 stars
08/05/2004
I have used this particular recipe now on three occassions and find it absolutely delicious. I had an occassion to feed two very fussy eaters and they thoroughly enjoyed it. Thank you Donna. Read More
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