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Fall-off-the-Bone Short Ribs

(18 Votes)
Updated August 29, 2019
Fall-Off-The-Bone Short Ribs
SERVES
5
COOK TIME
1 Hr 50 Min

These tender Fall-off-the-Bone Short Ribs get their flavor from our secret ingredient, and it's sure to surprise you! It adds a ton of flavor that we know you're gonna love. Wanna know what it is? A crumbled slice of Pumpernickle bread! This recipe is a hearty, stick-to-your ribs recipe (no pun intended) that is perfect anytime of the year! 

What You'll Need

  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 3 1/2 to 4 pounds beef short ribs
  • 1 (10-3/4-ounce) can condensed onion soup
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 slice pumpernickel bread, crumbled

What to Do

  1. In a soup pot over medium-high heat, heat oil until hot. Brown short ribs 6 to 8 minutes; drain.
  2. Add remaining ingredients except bread and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and cook 1-1/2 to 2 hours, or until ribs are fork-tender, stirring occasionally.
  3. Stir in crumbled pumpernickel and serve.

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If I had to choose a LAST meal this would be it

That is very high praise! We're glad you enjoy this recipe. :)

Can't wait to do it again!

Sounds GREAT---Gonna try it real soon---We love short-ribs---

Hmmmm... wonder how this recipe would be if I used pork ribs? and maybe add a clove or 2 or garlic??

Great flavor but won't be a repeat. Ribs were chewy, not falling off the bone, and I followed the recipe EXACTLY. Waste of $12 worth of meat, as it went in the trash.

Must be a whole lot of stupid to throw away!!!Instructions say Cook 1 and 1/2 to 2 hours or until ribs cooked to desired doneness

Hi foodies, This recipes brings back a lot of mouth watering feelings to me.Sunday suppers with my family may God bless them and you all. "OOH IT'S SO GOOD!!

jrowen38237 8989205 -- Thank you sooo much for the helpful hint to enlarge the type size. Can't wait to try it when I'm printing the recipe! :-)

Going to try this. It looks great.

Served this last night - yes it can easily be adapted to the crock pot - I cooked the ribs until the meat was falling off - then added the cloves and continued to simmer. It was so good, we are going to have the leftover tonight with mashed potatoes. Easy, great recipe!

Yes, this is such a good recipe.... It is so nice to see a good review instead of people crying & bellyaching over something free all the time.... Some people really crack me up; they need to get a life & grow up....

@jrowen - That is awesome, I never knew you could do that! You rock!

Just as I was thinking surely this could be modified to move to hotcrock pot for working persons. I'll try this to see.

To enlarge the print hold the CTRL key and hit the PLUS(+) key or Hold the CTRL key and roll your mouse wheel forward.

Sounds really Good,,,You need to add Nut. Values to all Your Recipes.

STEVE, 5738 9376857 over the time on the lower right you will see 100% click on that & it will change to 125% click again to see 150% to enlarge the print. GG

When recipes can be adapted to a crock pot, in this case the short ribs, your working fans and on the run moms would appreciate it!

There should be a way to enlarge the print for us elderly people.

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