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Buffalo-Style Beef Bites

Buffalo-Style Beef BitesBite-size chunks of fork-tender, braised country-style beef ribs served in a spicy-hot Buffalo sauce sprinkled with blue cheese crumbles.

This recipe is an excellent source of protein, vitamin B12, selenium and zinc; and a good source of niacin.

Recipe Ingredients:

1 1/2 to 2 pounds beef country-style ribs, cut into 1-inch pieces
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
3/4 cup beef broth
2 tablespoons plus 1/4 cup cayenne pepper sauce for Buffalo wings - divided use
2 teaspoons garlic powder
2 teaspoons onion powder
1/4 cup blue cheese crumbles
Carrot and celery sticks for accompaniment (optional)

Cooking Directions:

  1. Heat oil in large stockpot over medium heat until hot. Brown half of beef ribs; remove from stockpot. Repeat with remaining beef.
  2. Return beef to stockpot. Add beef broth, 2 tablespoons buffalo sauce, garlic powder and onion powder; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover tightly and simmer 1-3/4 to 2 hours or until beef is fork-tender.
  3. Remove beef from cooking liquid to large bowl; discard cooking liquid or reserve for another use. Toss beef with remaining 1/4 cup Buffalo sauce. Sprinkle with blue cheese crumbles. Serve with carrot and celery sticks, if desired.

Makes 8 to 12 appetizer servings.

Tip: Country-style ribs can be served on 6-inch wooden skewers or with wooden toothpicks.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/8 of recipe): 133 calories; 8 g fat (3 g saturated fat; 1 g monounsaturated fat); 46 mg cholesterol; 453 mg sodium; 1 g carbohydrate; 0.3 g fiber; 15 g protein; 2.0 mg niacin; 0.1 mg vitamin B6; 1.6 mcg vitamin B12; 1.5 mg iron; 15.0 mcg selenium; 4.7 mg zinc; 43.3 mg choline.

Recipe and photograph courtesy of Beef It's Whats For Dinner.