Don't be intimidated by cooking short ribs at home. This beef short ribs recipe requires less than 30 minutes of prep time and features familiar savory flavors and uber-tender results.

Source: Better Homes and Gardens


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • In a large bowl combine barley and enough boiling water to cover completely. Let stand at least 3 hours or up to 24 hours; drain.

  • Trim any surface fat from ribs; season with salt and ground black pepper. In a 4-quart Dutch oven brown ribs on all sides, half at a time, in hot oil, over medium-high heat. Remove ribs; set aside. Discard all but 1 Tbsp. drippings in Dutch oven; reduce heat to medium. Add onion and mushrooms. Cook and stir about 5 minutes or until onion is tender.

  • Return ribs to pan. Add barley, broth, star anise, salt, and cracked black pepper. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, covered, for 2 hours or until ribs and barley are tender. Remove ribs; set aside. Simmer barley mixture, uncovered, until desired consistency. Remove and discard star anise.

  • In a small bowl combine parsley, garlic, and lemon peel. To serve, spoon barley mixture over beef ribs. Sprinkle with parsley mixture and freshly ground black pepper. Makes 4 servings.

Grain Change-Up

Substitute regular pearled barley, brown rice, farro, or wheat berries for the black barley. Omit step 1; begin with step 2.

Nutrition Facts

561 calories; 21 g total fat; 6 g saturated fat; 1 g polyunsaturated fat; 11 g monounsaturated fat; 92 mg cholesterol; 755 mg sodium. 819 mg potassium; 48 g carbohydrates; 14 g fiber; 4 g sugar; 43 g protein; 0 g trans fatty acid; 164 IU vitamin a; 6 mg vitamin c; 0 mg thiamin; 0 mg riboflavin; 7 mg niacin equivalents; 1 mg vitamin b6; 23 mcg folate; 4 mcg vitamin b12; 30 mg calcium; 4 mg iron;

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So Much Flavor! It was like having a meal from our favorite restaurant in Atlanta, Rathbun's. It was THAT GOOD! You would never know that you were having a barley side, the flavors were so well blended. Worth having on a weekend when you feel like cooking and want to have a great meal without a large restaurant check but a great tasting meal. We are a small family of three so you could half the recipes for one nights meal.