Monday, August 20, 2018

Asian Beef Short Ribs

What to make ..what to make?  Isn’t that what you always ask yourself? Or you hear “Mom, what’s for dinner?”  This Asian Short Rib recipe isn’t something quick to make, its one of those weekend meals. It takes a total time to prepare and cook 4 hours and 10 minutes. Even though it serves 4, I’d make it for Saturday night date night and have any leftovers for Sunday.


1 1/2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 4 meaty beef short ribs
  • 1 large red onion, peeled and diced

Spicy Glaze:
  • 1 1/2 tsp smoked paprika
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp cayenne
  • 2 tbsp dark brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1 tbsp water

  • 3 cloves garlic peeled and crushed
  • 1 14oz can diced tomatoes
  • 2 1/4 cup beef stock
  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce 
  • 1 tbsp A1 Steak sauce 
  • 1 tbsp light brown sugar

Serve With:
  • 1 tsp chilli flakes (optional)
  • Small bunch freshly chopped coriander (cilantro)
  • Boiled rice


  1. Heat oven to 140C/275F

  2. Heat oil in a large casserole pan on a high heat. Season the short ribs with salt and pepper, place in the pan and then brown on all sides (takes about 6-8 mins). Take the short ribs out of the pan and place on a plate.

  3. Turn the heat down to low, place the diced onion into the pan, season with a pinch of salt and pepper and gently cook for 5 minutes, stirring regularly until softened.

  4. While the onions are cooking, make the glaze by mixing the paprika, cinnamon, cayenne, dark brown sugar, honey and water in a small bowl. Spread half of it over the short ribs.

  5. Add the garlic to the onions and give a stir. Allow to cook for 30 seconds, then add the diced tomatoes, stock, Worcestershire sauce, and brown sauce. Bring to the boil and then place the short ribs on top. Place a lid on the pan and place in the oven for 3 hours (check it occasionally. If it starts to look too dry, add in a splash of water).

  6. After three hours, take out of the oven and give everything a little stir.

  7. Spread the rest of the glaze on the short ribs, sprinkle with the light brown sugar. Turn up the oven to 200C/400F and cook uncovered for 20-30 minutes until the short ribs are dark and sticky looking.

  8. Take out of the oven, sprinkle with chilli flakes (optional) and fresh coriander and serve with boiled rice. Yum Yum!

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