Cut the meat into serving portions. Dredge with flour and brown in oil. Add the salt, pepper and onions and cook until the onions are clear. Combine water, catsup and Worcestershire sauce and pour over the meat. Cover; bring to a boil, lower heat and cook for 1 hour. Add vegetables and simmer 30 minutes longer or until vegetables are tender. Makes 6 servings.
To cook the ribs in a crock pot or a slow cooker: Place the carrots, potatoes, and celery into crock pot, add the browned short ribs and cooked onions, and pour the catsup mixture over all. Cook on low for about 8 hours or high for 4 hours.
Approximate Nutrient Analysis per serving:
420 calories, 17 g fat, 5 g saturated fat, 55 mg cholesterol, 850 mg sodium, 45 g carbohydrate, 5 g fiber, 11 g sugar, 23 g protein