ASIAN SWEET & SPICY RIBS

Asian Sweet & Spicy Ribs --
 
  • Total Recipe Time: 2-1/2 to 2-3/4 hours
  • Makes 4 servings

INGREDIENTS

  1. 1-1/2 to 2 pounds beef Country Style Ribs
  2. 1 cup mirin
  3. 1/2 cup sweet chili garlic sauce
  4. 1/2 cup water
  5. 1/4 cup agave nectar or honey
  6. 1/4 cup light brown sugar
  7. 1 teaspoon minced fresh ginger
  8. 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  9. 1 tablespoon reduced-sodium soy sauce
  10. Hot cooked rice (optional)

INSTRUCTIONS FOR ASIAN SWEET & SPICY RIBS

  1. Preheat oven to 325°F. Combine mirin, sweet chili garlic sauce, water, agave nectar, brown sugar and ginger in stockpot over medium heat stirring occasionally until sugar dissolves. Place beef ribs in stockpot; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover tightly. Continue cooking in 325°F oven 1-3/4 to 2 hours or until beef is fork-tender.
  2. Remove beef; keep warm. Skim fat from cooking liquid. Bring to a boil; reduce heat and cook 12 to 15 minutes or until sauce is reduced by half. Stir in lime juice and soy sauce. Return beef to cooking liquid; cook 1 to 2 minutes or until heated through, stirring occasionally.
  3. Serve ribs with rice and remaining sauce, if desired.
  • Test Kitchen Tips
  • To cook in a slow cooker, combine mirin, sweet chili garlic sauce, agave nectar, brown sugar and ginger in 4-1/2 to 5-1/2 quart slow cooker, stirring until sugar dissolves.  Place beef ribs in slow cooker.  Cook on HIGH 4 to 6 hours or on LOW 8 to 10 hours, or until beef is fork tender.  (No stirring is necessary during cooking.) Remove beef; keep warm. Skim fat from cooking liquid. Transfer cooking liquid to a sauce pan and bring to a boil; reduce heat and cook 12 to 15 minutes or until sauce is reduced by half.  Stir in lime juice and soy sauce.  Return beef to cooking liquid; cook 1 to 2 minutes or until heated through, stirring occasionally. Serve ribs with rice and remaining sauce, if desired.
  • Mirin is a low-alcohol, sweet wine made from glutinous rice and is essential in Japanese cooking.  It's available in Japanese markets and the ethnic section of most supermarkets.
  • Sweet chili garlic sauce, an Asian condiment made from red chilies, garlic and vinegar, imparts a tangy, spicy heat to dishes. Chili garlic sauce is available in Asian markets and the Asian section of most supermarkets.

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