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Calling all fans of meat and potatoes! This roasted beef short rib recipe, cooked in a cranberry juice and beef broth sauce, is hearty comfort food at its best.

Source: Better Homes and Gardens


Recipe Summary

35 mins
2 hrs
2 hrs 35 mins


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat oven to 375°F. Season ribs generously on all sides with salt and pepper. Heat the oil in a 6- to 8-quart Dutch oven and brown the ribs, half at a time, on all sides in hot oil. Transfer ribs to a plate. Add onion, garlic, and snipped thyme to the Dutch oven; cook vegetables over medium heat for 5 minutes. Add cranberry juice, beef broth, potatoes, carrots, and cranberries to Dutch oven; bring just to boiling. Return the ribs to the Dutch oven. Cover and bake for 2 hours or until ribs are tender.

  • Remove ribs and vegetables from Dutch oven and cover to keep warm. Skim fat from cooking liquid. Return cooking liquid to Dutch oven and boil gently, uncovered, for 10 minutes or until reduced to 2 cups. Serve ribs and vegetables with reduced cooking liquid and, if desired, top with fresh thyme sprigs.

Slow-Cooker Method

Brown ribs as directed above. In a 5- to 6-quart slow cooker place onion, garlic, thyme, potatoes, carrots and cranberries. Add browned ribs. Decrease cranberry juice and broth amounts to 2 cups each. Pour juice and broth over ribs. Cover and cook on low heat setting for 8 to 10 hours or on high heat setting for 4 to 5 hours. Transfer meat and vegetables to a serving platter, reserving juices. Cover meat and vegetables; keep warm. For gravy, skim off fat from juices. Pour into a large skillet. Boil gently, uncovered, for 15 minutes or until reduced by half (2 cups). Serve gravy with ribs and vegetables.

Nutrition Facts

542 calories; fat 17g; cholesterol 92mg; saturated fat 6g; carbohydrates 61g; mono fat 6g; poly fat 3g; insoluble fiber 7g; sugars 35g; protein 36g; vitamin a 13653IU; vitamin c 69mg; thiamin 0.2mg; riboflavin 0.4mg; niacin equivalents 7.1mg; vitamin b6 0.7mg; folate 47.3mcg; vitamin b12 4.1mcg; sodium 1001mg; potassium 1384mg; calcium 66mg; iron 4.7mg.