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Slow-Cooker Sweet and Tangy Short Ribs

Apricot preserves and brown sugar balance the zest of chili sauce and ground mustard for a great weeknight meal.

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  • Prep Time 35 min
  • Total Time 9 hr 35 min
  • Servings 6

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.

EXPERT TIPS

Expert 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.

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
470
(
Calories from Fat
180),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
20g
20%
(Saturated Fat
7g,
7%
Trans Fat
1g
1%
),
Cholesterol
90mg
90%;
Sodium
880mg
880%;
Total Carbohydrate
47g
47%
(Dietary Fiber
4g
4%
  Sugars
32g
32%
),
Protein
24g
24%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
8%;
Vitamin C
15%;
Calcium
6%;
Iron
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 Choices:
3
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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