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Slow-Cooker Plum Barbecue Short Ribs

slow-cooker plum barbecue short ribs Entree
Slow-Cooker Plum Barbecue Short Ribs
  • Prep 35 min
  • Total 5 hr 30 min
  • Servings 6

Beef short ribs come out of the slow cooker tender and flavorful. Plum preserves add a sweet twist to the barbecue sauce.

Updated December 5, 2012

Ingredients

  • 2
    tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 4
    lb beef short ribs
  • 1
    large sweet onion (Bermuda, Maui or Spanish), cut in half, sliced
  • 1
    bottle (12 oz) chili sauce
  • 3/4
    cup plum preserves
  • 2
    tablespoons packed brown sugar
  • 2
    tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 2
    tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 2
    tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4
    teaspoon ground cloves

Steps

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  • 1
    In 12-inch skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Cook ribs in oil (in batches if necessary) 8 to 10 minutes, turning occasionally, until brown on all sides.
  • 2
    Spray 5- to 6-quart slow cooker with cooking spray. In slow cooker, place onion and ribs. Cover; cook on Low heat setting 4 hours 30 minutes to 5 hours 30 minutes.
  • 3
    In 2-quart saucepan, cook remaining ingredients over medium heat 15 to 20 minutes, stirring frequently, until sauce has thickened.
  • 4
    Drain excess liquid from slow cooker. Pour sauce over ribs. Increase heat setting to High. Cover; cook 25 to 35 minutes longer or until hot.
 

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
480
Calories from Fat
190
% Daily Value
Total Fat
21g
32%
Saturated Fat
7g
36%
Trans Fat
1g
Cholesterol
70mg
23%
Sodium
1160mg
48%
Potassium
700mg
20%
Total Carbohydrate
50g
17%
Dietary Fiber
5g
20%
Sugars
34g
Protein
24g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
10%
10%
Vitamin C
15%
15%
Calcium
4%
4%
Iron
20%
20%
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 1 Fruit; 2 1/2 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 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
3
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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