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:

731 calories

Dietary restrictions:

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

Daily value:



  • Fat 86g 133%
  • Carbs 100g 33%
  • Saturated 33g 164%
  • Fiber 5g 21%
  • Trans 5g
  • Sugars 64g
  • Monounsaturated 43g
  • Polyunsaturated 8g
  • Protein 78g 155%
  • Cholesterol 238mg 79%
  • Sodium 4,817mg 201%
  • Calcium 216mg 22%
  • Magnesium 200mg 50%
  • Potassium 1,942mg 55%
  • Iron 10mg 54%
  • Zinc 16mg 104%
  • Phosphorus 783mg 112%
  • Vitamin A 55µg 6%
  • Vitamin C 134mg 224%
  • Thiamin (B1) 1mg 34%
  • Riboflavin (B2) 1mg 75%
  • Niacin (B3) 17mg 86%
  • Vitamin B6 3mg 126%
  • Folic Acid (B9) 112µg 28%
  • Vitamin B12 6µg 99%
  • Vitamin D 1µg 0%
  • Vitamin E 4mg 21%
  • Vitamin K 27µg 34%
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