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Sweet and Sour Short Ribs

  • Yield: 6-8 Servings 1x


  • 3 lbs short ribs
  • ground sage
  • salt and pepper
  • 2 medium onions, peeled but not chopped

For the Sauce:

  • 3 cups brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 cup vinegar
  • 1 1/2 cup water
  • 2 tbsps mustard
  • 1 cup ketchup
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  1. Preheat the oven to 350ºF.
  2. In a large skillet, season the ribs with salt, pepper and a sprinkling of ground sage. Brown the short ribs on all sides, but you don’t have to cook all the way through since they’ll be cooking in the oven.
  3. Place the ribs in a roasting pan with the 2 peeled onions. Leave the onions whole.
  4. Whisk together all the ingredients for the sweet and sour sauce until combined. Pour this over the ribs and stir them up a bit to make sure they’re coated.
  5. Put the roasting pan in the oven (with the lib on) for 2 hours to cook. Check on the ribs a couple times during cooking and stir them up a bit to make sure the sauce is evenly coating everything.
  6. When the 2 hours are done, check to make sure the sauce is thick enough to your liking. If you’d like the sauce thicker you can put it back in the oven for a little longer- maybe 15 minutes or so – it just depends on how thick you want it.


These are great served with potato wedges or white rice.