Rating: 4.2 stars
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The absolute best beef short ribs I've ever had. We used boneless, just because that was available and inexpensive, but bone-in would work too, and possibly be even better. Sounds like an odd combination - it is not. It just works. And most of the time required is totally inactive, so it is easy to make. Enjoy!


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10 mins
3 hrs 10 mins
3 hrs 20 mins
3 pounds ribs


Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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  • Place ribs on a work surface and season generously with salt and pepper.

  • Heat oil in a Dutch oven over high heat. Brown ribs in the hot oil on all sides, in batches if necessary, 5 to 7 minutes. Transfer ribs to a plate; pour off and discard all but a couple tablespoons of the rendered fat. Return Dutch oven to medium heat; cook garlic and ginger about 3 minutes. Return ribs to the Dutch oven; add beer and rice wine vinegar. Stir, cover, and reduced heat to low; simmer 2 1/2 hours.

  • Preheat the oven to 300 degrees F (150 degrees C). Pour hoisin sauce over the ribs in the Dutch oven.

  • Bake ribs uncovered in the preheated oven for 30 minutes.

  • Transfer ribs to a serving plate; remove and discard ginger from the sauce. Strain and discard fat from the surface of the sauce before serving with the ribs.

Cook's Notes:

Make sure to use a beer that you wouldn't mind drinking and is hearty enough to stand up to the hoisin sauce. I recommend Bass(R) ale or Yuengling(R) lager.

Hoisin can easily be found in most grocery stores, in the Asian aisle. It is essentially Chinese BBQ sauce, but I wouldn't recommend substituting American BBQ sauce.

If you have gravy left over, keep it. The easiest way to remove the fat is after refrigeration (and there is quite a bit of it), and the sauce is incredible on its own over any pasta, grain, rice, mashed potato, rutabaga, turnip, etc. Do not waste this sauce!

Nutrition Facts

981 calories; protein 35.1g; carbohydrates 33.9g; fat 74.9g; cholesterol 141.7mg; sodium 1143.1mg. Full Nutrition