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Spiced Beef Short Ribs with Dried Fruits


This spiced short ribs recipe is one of several recipes listed on this page, including braised short ribs, crockpot short ribs, and more.


  • 3 pounds beef short ribs
  • salt, pepper, and flour
  • 2 tablespoons oil or drippings
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup pitted prunes
  • 1/2 cup dried apricots
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 3 tablespoons vinegar


Season meat with salt and pepper then dredge in flour to coat all sides. Brown on all sides in hot oil in a heavy skillet or Dutch oven. Remove meat and pour off fat. Put meat back in the pot. Add water and bring to a boil. Reduce heat, cover, and simmer for 1 1/2 hours. Add dried fruits and remaining ingredients. Simmer, adding more water if necessary, for 1 hour longer.
Serves 4.

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