Total Time
2hrs 20mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 2 hrs

Comfort food serve it with mashed potatoes.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cut short ribs into 3 inch pieces.
  2. In a heavy Dutch oven add,water, 1st onion, carrot and celery.
  3. Bring to boil.
  4. Add short ribs.
  5. Simmer covered until nearly tender, for about 2 hours.
  6. Take the meat out and set aside.
  7. Strain the stock, set aside.
  8. Melt in the pot 4 tablespoons fat, whisk in 4 tablespoon flour and add 3 cups of stock, while whisking.
  9. (add a little water to make up 3 cups,if necessary) Season with salt and pepper and curry powder.
  10. In a heavy frypan heat 4 tablespoons fat, add 1 small sliced onion, saute till lightly browned.
  11. Add the meat to the frypan and brown it.
  12. Pour half of the gravy over it.
  13. Place the frypan uncovered in a moderate oven, 325 degrees for about 45 minutes until the meat gets brown and crisp.
  14. baste it occasionally with the drippings.
  15. Reheat the remaining gravy.
  16. season it and add 2 or 3 tablespoons sour cream Place the meat on a hot platter, pour the gravy around it.
  17. Serve it piping hot.


Most Helpful

OUTSTANDING! Derf, these ribs are delicious, well worth the effort! I kept the veggies after straining the broth and put them back in, since that looks like what you did in your picture. I used bone-in short ribs, removing the bones after boiling. Edited to say that OF THE 350 RECIPES I REVIEWED IN 2008, THIS HAS GONE INTO MY TOP 20 FAVORITES COOKBOOK.

puppitypup January 06, 2009

My first time making any kind of ribs. This was incredibly yummy. I used buffalo shortrib w/the bone, and added a chopped leek w/the veggies. I think that's what turned my stock & gravy green! Too funny, but it didn't slow down my dh and kids from enjoying it. I ended up w/6c stock total, which was a bonus. The drippings in the pan were SO good (I used bacon grease for the fat). Thanks, 'zaar, for being there when I gazed into my freezer for some meat to use up. Thanks, Derf, for a great meal.

annlouise April 19, 2004

Excellent! I added in mushrooms and did not strain stock. That way hubby can have gravy and vegies over mashed potatoes and son and I can have the whole meal. I had bones in short ribs and removed when tender. Thanks for posting!

Montana Heart Song January 28, 2009

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