Fall Off The Bone Beef Ribs

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Tender meet even from the toughest cuts!

Red bell peppers have more vitamin C in them than oranges do, shiiake mushrooms are high in vitamins, garlic and onion for the immune system. Even though some sugars are included in this recipe (making the cal count high), most of them are not consumed.

Minutes to cook: 120 – Number of Servings: 5 (7oz)


Beef ribs, 2lb

Shiitake Mushrooms, 1 cup pieces

Peppers, sweet, red, raw, sliced, 1 cup

Onions, raw, 1 cup, chopped

Garlic, 2 tsp

Diet Coke, 20 oz

Barbecue Sauce (to taste)


Pour coke into baking dish (regular coke i find works best)

Place beef ribs into dish with space so it has room to marinate. Bake in covered dish at 325 degrees for 2 hours. (you could also use a crock pot)

Leave the beer in oven (or crock) to rest with heat off. Mix mushrooms, onions, red bell peppers and garlic in frying pan and saute.

Remove beef and serve on vegetables; add BBQ sauce to taste.

Baking the beef in the Coke not only caramelizes it but also tenderizes it from the acids in the soda.