Asian-Style Braised Short Ribs

Asian-Style Braised Short Ribs
Will Budiaman


  • 1 Tablespoon  canola oil
  • 3/4 Pounds  boneless short rib steak, cut into large chunks
  • yellow onion, chopped
  • Thai chiles, halved
  • 10  cloves garlic, chopped roughly
  •   One 3-inch piece ginger, minced
  • 1/2 Cup  low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 Tablespoon  seasoned rice vinegar
  • 1/4 Cup  brown sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon  cornstarch
  • 1 Tablespoon  chopped mint, for garnish
  • 1 Tablespoon  chopped cilantro, for garnish

In creating the sauce for these short ribs, I aimed for a balance of sweet, salty, spicy, and tanginess that's so crucial in many Southeast Asian dishes. The brown sugar, soy sauce, Thai chiles, and vinegar all come together to create a harmony of flavors that's wonderful and delicious.

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Preheat the oven to 300 degrees.

Heat the canola oil in a large sauté pan over high heat. Add the short ribs and sear on both sides, about 5 minutes. Add the onion, chiles, garlic, and ginger and cook, stirring occasionally, until the onion is brown around the edges, about 10 minutes. Remove the short ribs to a plate with a slotted spoon.

In a bowl, mix together the soy sauce, rice vinegar, and brown sugar. Add the mixture together with the short ribs and their juices to the pan. Cover with a lid, place in the oven, and braise until tender when pierced with the tip of a knife, about 1 ½ hours.

Let the short ribs cool in their liquid. Place in the refrigerator overnight. The next day, skim off any solidified fat at the top, and drain the meat and vegetables, reserving the cooking liquid.

Transfer the cooking liquid back to the sauté pan and reduce over high heat for 15 minutes. Add the cornstarch, stir, and cook until thickened, about 1 more minute. Place the meat and vegetables back in the pan to reheat briefly, and serve garnished with the mint and cilantro. 


Calories per serving:

715 calories

Dietary restrictions:

Dairy Free, Egg Free, Milk Free, Peanut Free, Tree Nut Free, Fish Free, Shellfish Free, Alcohol Free

Daily value:



  • Fat 86g 132%
  • Carbs 93g 31%
  • Saturated 33g 164%
  • Fiber 4g 16%
  • Trans 5g
  • Sugars 60g
  • Monounsaturated 43g
  • Polyunsaturated 7g
  • Protein 76g 152%
  • Cholesterol 238mg 79%
  • Sodium 4,810mg 200%
  • Calcium 205mg 20%
  • Magnesium 182mg 45%
  • Potassium 1,684mg 48%
  • Iron 9mg 50%
  • Zinc 15mg 103%
  • Phosphorus 749mg 107%
  • Vitamin A 17µg 2%
  • Vitamin C 19mg 32%
  • Thiamin (B1) 0mg 31%
  • Riboflavin (B2) 1mg 71%
  • Niacin (B3) 16mg 81%
  • Vitamin B6 2mg 106%
  • Folic Acid (B9) 93µg 23%
  • Vitamin B12 6µg 99%
  • Vitamin D 1µg 0%
  • Vitamin E 4mg 18%
  • Vitamin K 16µg 20%
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