Beef Sweet And Sour Short Ribs

Posted by: BarbCA 08-11-99 10:52 AM

Sweet and Sour Short Ribs

2 1/2 to 3 lbs short Ribs, cut into single serving-sized pieces and trimmed of excess fat
Salt, pepper
Oil or shortening for browning
1 cup diced onion
1 clove garlic, minced
1 1/2 cups hot water
1 bay leaf
3 Tablespoons brown sugar
1/3 cup ketchup
1/4 cup vinegar
Instant flour

Sprinkle ribs with salt and pepper and roll in flour.

Brown well on all sides in hot fat.

Remove to a Dutch oven or other heavy utensil.

Add onions and garlic to fat in pan and cook until lightly browned; add to short ribs.

Combine remaining ingredients with 1/2 teaspoon salt and pour over ribs.

Cover and cook over low heat 2 1/2 to 3 hours.

Remove to serving dish and cover.

Skim fat from gravy.

Stir in enough instant flour to thicken to your taste.

Gravy may need to be diluted with water.

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