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Slow-Cooker Sweet and Tangy Short Ribs

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Slow-Cooker Sweet and Tangy Short Ribs
  • Prep Time 35 min
  • Total Time 9 hr 35 min
  • Servings 6
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Apricot preserves and brown sugar balance the zest of chili sauce and ground mustard for a great weeknight meal.

Ingredients

Ribs

1
tablespoon vegetable oil
4
lb beef short ribs
1
large sweet onion (such as Bermuda, Maui or Spanish), cut in half, halves sliced (about 3 1/2 cups)

Sauce

1
bottle (12 oz) chili sauce
3/4
cup apricot preserves
2
tablespoons packed brown sugar
2
tablespoons cider vinegar
2
tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
2
teaspoons ground mustard
2
cloves garlic, finely chopped

Directions

  • 1 In 12-inch nonstick skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add ribs, in batches if necessary; cook 6 to 8 minutes, turning occasionally, until brown on all sides.
  • 2 Spray 4- to 5-quart slow cooker with cooking spray. Place onion in cooker. Top with ribs. Cover; cook on Low heat setting 8 hours.
  • 3 In 2-quart saucepan, cook remaining ingredients over low heat 15 to 20 minutes, stirring frequently, until sauce has thickened.
  • 4 Drain excess liquid from cooker. Pour sauce over ribs. Increase heat setting to High. Cover; cook about 1 hour longer or until meat begins to separate from bones.
Tips  

Make the sauce a day ahead. Store covered in the refrigerator, and heat before adding to the ribs.

These ribs are great with steamed broccoli and warm dinner rolls.

Nutrition Information 

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
470
(
Calories from Fat
180
)
Daily Value
Total Fat
20g
31%
(
Saturated Fat
7g
36%
,
Trans Fat
1g
)
Cholesterol
90mg
30%
Sodium
880mg
37%
Potassium
630mg
18%
Total Carbohydrate
47g
16%
(
Dietary Fiber
4g
17%
,
Sugars
32g
)
Protein
24g
Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
8%
8%
Vitamin C
15%
15%
Calcium
6%
6%
Iron
15%
15%
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 3 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
3
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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