Braised Beef Ribs
Portions Serves: 4


  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ½ tsp EACH dried thyme, marjoram leaves, and pepper
  • 4 Beef Short Ribs or 2 lb (1 kg) Beef Stewing Cubes
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 cup EACH dark beer and beef stock
  • 2 tbsp ketchup or tomato paste
  • 1 tbsp EACH Dijon mustard, and red wine vinegar
  • 2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 3 carrots, cut into chunks or 2 cups baby carrots
  • 8 oz large mushrooms, quartered (optional)
  • Minced parsley (if desired)


1. Combine flour, salt, thyme, marjoram and pepper in a large bowl. In batches, add ribs or beef cubes to flour mixture and toss to coat. Transfer to plate. In Dutch oven, heat half the oil over medium-high heat. Cook beef, in batches and adding more oil as needed, for 6 to 8 minutes or until browned on all sides. Transfer to slow cooker, along with any remaining flour mixture; toss together.* Set aside.

2. Add onions and garlic to Dutch oven and cook over medium heat until just starting to soften, adding more oil if needed. Stir in the beer and broth; bring to boil, stirring to scrape up any brown bits from the bottom of the pot. Remove from heat; stir in the ketchup, mustard, vinegar and Worcestershire sauce. Pour into the slow cooker; stir to combine.

3. Cook, covered, on LOW for 8 to 10 hours or HIGH for 4 to 6 hours, stirring in the carrots and mushrooms (if using) in the last hour of cooking. Cook until vegetables are tender and broth is bubbling. Garnish each serving with some minced parsley if desired.

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Nutritional Information (per serving)
Calories 540 Fat 29g
Saturated 7g Trans 1.5g
Cholesterol 160mg Sodium 1170mg
Potassium 800mg Calcium 75mg
Carbohydrate 22g Fibre 3g
Sugars 9g Protein 47g
Vitamin C 10% Calcium 6%
Iron 36%

*The percentage of calcium is based on the Osteoporosis Canada’s daily calcium requirement for people under 50 years of age of 1000 mg.

Osteoporosis Canada’s position on nutrition for healthy bones focuses on calcium and vitamin D while stressing a well-balanced diet which includes fiber and whole grains, vitamins and minerals and protein.

TIP: *To cook without a slow cooker, remove browned beef from Dutch oven and return to bowl with flour mixture; toss to combine. Complete Step 2, but instead of pouring broth mixture into slow cooker, add beef to the broth mixture in the Dutch oven. Cook, covered in a 325F oven for 3 to 4 hours, adding carrots and mushrooms in the last hour of cooking. Cook until vegetables are tender.