Spicy Asian Slow Cooker Short Ribs


Easy Entertaining:  Make-Ahead Entrée.

The slow cooker is a fantastic kitchen tool to make entertaining easy and get you out of the kitchen when you have guests over.  This recipe for Spicy Asian Short Ribs will wow you with flavor, the meat litterally falls off the bone.

About 25 minutes worth of prep in the morning and you will have a stunner centerpiece to any Asian-themed meal.  It couldn’t be easier:

Brown the short ribs.

Cut the ribs and place in the slow cooker.

Sauté the onions and garlic.  Add the beef broth to deglaze the pan.  Add soy sauce, sriracha sauce, brown sugar and five spice powder.

Pour onion mixture over short ribs and cook for 8 to 9 hours in the slow cooker.

Serve over brown or white rice and garnish with chopped scallions.

Spicy Asian Slow Cooker Short Ribs
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Recipe type: Entree
Author: Lizzie at Corkscrews & Curls
Prep time: 25 mins
Cook time: 9 hours
Total time: 9 hours 25 mins
Serves: 6
Spicy Asian short ribs slow cooked until fall-off-the-bone tender.
Ingredients
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 4 pounds beef short ribs
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 medium onion, halved and sliced
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 (14 oz) can reduced sodium beef broth
  • 1/3 cup reduced sodium soy sauce
  • 3 tablespoons sriracha sauce
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon five spice powder
  • 3 cups cooked brown or white rice
  • 2 scallions, chopped
Instructions
  1. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Season short ribs with salt and pepper. In batches, brown short ribs, about 2 to 3 minutes per side adding additional oil if necessary. Cut short ribs between rib bones; place in slow cooker.
  2. Add onion to skillet and sauté until soft and beginning to golden, approximately 5 to 7 minutes. Add garlic and cook until fragrant, 30 to 60 seconds. Add beef broth to skillet, scraping up all browned bits on bottom of pan; cook until liquid is reduced by one third, about 5 minutes. Add soy sauce, sriracha sauce, brown sugar, and five spice powder, stir until brown sugar is dissolved.
  3. Pour onion mixture over short ribs. Cover and cook in slow cooker on low setting for 8 to 9 hours.
  4. Spoon short ribs over cooked rice; garnish with scallions.
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3 Responses to Spicy Asian Slow Cooker Short Ribs

  1. Angela FRS says:

    That looks AMAZING! I think I will try this concept with chicken thighs.

  2. Yum! Love my crockpot and just need to use it more!

  3. Kaylene Brewer says:

    Looks delicious!

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