You Asked For It: Weight Watchers short ribs with horseradish cream
Ellen Folkman | Special to the Times
Country-Style Beef Short Ribs With Horseradish Cream comes together primarily in the slow cooker. Make the horseradish sauce ahead of time.
I'm looking for a Weight Watchers recipe for short ribs with a horseradish sauce. Does anyone have it? Thank you.
Grace Ball, St. Petersburg
Cathy Chapman of Safety Harbor found Grace's recipe in the 2003 Weight Watchers cookbook In One Pot. I'll start by saying this recipe is delicious. There are a few steps but the effort is worth the result. When I went shopping for boneless short ribs, two major supermarkets didn't have them. I then tried a new butcher shop in Clearwater called Southern Steer Butcher at U.S. 19 and Curlew Road in the Home Depot shopping center. They were able to order the short ribs for next-day delivery and had them ready for me to pick up. Once you get everything into the slow cooker, you're done until about 20 minutes before serving. I had trouble finding small white potatoes. While Fresh Market told me they usually stock them, they were out. I bought a celebration medley at Publix, which included white, new and purple potatoes. I used only the white, saving the others for another dish. I chose to cook the dish for 8 hours on low although you can cook it for 4 hours on high. Because I chose the longer cooking time, I got everything into the slow cooker and then prepared the horseradish cream. If you choose the 4-hour option, make the sauce the day before to allow flavors to blend. Serve with a salad if desired.
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Country-Style Beef Short Ribs With Horseradish Cream
6 tablespoons fat-free sour cream
2 tablespoons prepared horseradish
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
3/4 teaspoon salt
1 ¼ pounds boneless beef short ribs, trimmed of all visible fat and cut into 1 ½-inch chunks
½ teaspoon freshly ground pepper
2 onions, sliced
1 pound small whole white potatoes, scrubbed
1 ½ cups whole baby carrots
2 garlic cloves, chopped
1 bay leaf
1 cup low-sodium beef broth
2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
3 tablespoons cold water
1 tablespoon flat-leaf parsley
To prepare the horseradish cream, combine the sour cream, horseradish, mustard and 1/4 teaspoon salt in a small bowl. Cover and refrigerate until ready to use, at least 4 hours to up to overnight.
Sprinkle the ribs with remaining ½ teaspoon salt and the pepper. Spray a large nonstick skillet with nonstick spray and set over medium-high heat. Add the ribs and cook, turning once, until browned, about 8 minutes.
Transfer the ribs to a slow cooker. Add the onions, potatoes, carrots, garlic and bay leaf. Pour the broth and Worcestershire sauce over the meat and vegetables. Cover and cook until the meat and vegetables are fork-tender, 4-5 hours on high or 8-10 hours on low.
About 20 minutes before the cooking time is up, combine the flour and water in a small bowl until smooth; stir in about ¼ cup of the hot liquid from the slow cooker until blended. Stir the flour mixture into the slow cooker. Cover and cook on high until the mixture simmers and thickens, about 15 minutes. Discard the bay leaf. Stir in the parsley just before serving. Serve with the horseradish cream.
Makes 4 servings.
Source: 2003 Weight Watchers cookbook In One Pot