Short Ribs (The Old Fashioned Way)

Prep Time
Cook Time
3h 20m
Ready In

"Comfort food at it's best, serve it over mashed potatoes. Heavenly !! (Dieters don't even look !!)"

Original recipe yields 4 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (827.3 g)
  • Calories 710.7
  • Total Fat - 49.4 g
  • Saturated Fat - 19.8 g
  • Cholesterol - 182 mg
  • Sodium - 886.5 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 9.9 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 2.1 g
  • Sugars - 4.1 g
  • Protein - 54.4 g
  • Calcium - 88.3 mg
  • Iron - 6 mg
  • Vitamin C - 3.9 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.4 mg

Step 1

Cut short ribs into 3 inch pieces. In a heavy Dutch oven add,water, 1st onion, carrot and celery. Bring to boil. Add short ribs. Simmer covered until nearly tender, for about 2 hours.

Step 2

Take the meat out and set aside. Strain the stock, set aside.

Step 3

Melt in the pot 4 tablespoons fat, whisk in 4 tablespoon flour and add 3 cups of stock, while whisking. (add a little water to make up 3 cups,if necessary) Season with salt and pepper and curry powder.

Step 4

In a heavy frypan heat 4 tablespoons fat, add 1 small sliced onion, saute till lightly browned. Add the meat to the frypan and brown it. Pour half of the gravy over it. Place the frypan uncovered in a moderate oven, 325 degrees for about 45 minutes until the meat gets brown and crisp. baste it occasionally with the drippings.

Step 5

Reheat the remaining gravy. season it and add 2 or 3 tablespoons sour cream Place the meat on a hot platter, pour the gravy around it. Serve it piping hot.

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.



I had some short ribs, and some liptons mix , so I looked for a recipe which combined both. These are delicious short ribs. I used large english cut short ribs, so they cooked until fall apart tender in about 3 hour 15 minutes.

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(7 Apr 2018)