This is one of the times when I love my slow cooker. It makes the best short ribs and is so easy! You just need to make the marinade and put everything in the slow cooker in the morning and by dinnertime it is done!
- 3 lbs short ribs and/or oxtail
- 1/3 cup Fermented soy sauce
- 1/3 cup Fish Sauce
- 6 Tbsp Apple Cider Vinegar
- 2 Tbsp cold pressed Sesame oil (where to buy quality oils)
- 1 tsp Korean red pepper (or sub red pepper flakes)
- 5 cloves Garlic, minced
- 1 tsp ground Ginger (or 1.5 inch knob of fresh ginger, peeled and minced)
- ½ cup raw honey
- 1 medium onion, quartered
- 1 carrot, cut into chunks
- 1/2 cup beef stock
Mix the soy sauce, fish sauce, garlic, ginger, red pepper flakes, raw honey and vinegar together in a bowl. Put the onion and carrot on the bottom of the slow cooker and then add the short ribs and oxtail. Pour the marinade over the meat and then add the beef broth. Cook on high in your slow cooker for 6-8 hours. I served this with sautéed bok choy and brown rice. I used some of the sauce from the short ribs and sautéed the bok choy quickly with some julienned red peppers.
Re-purpose it for later in the week: chill this overnight and then shred the meat and serve with sauerkraut/pickled vegetables in a taco!
Tip: Save the extra liquid (I stored the meat leftovers separate from the liquid and strained the liquid into a container for later use) and add it to beef or veal stock with vegetables and coconut milk for an awesome quick Asian soup!
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Lara Demberg Voloto says
Do you have a recommendation for a soy sauce substitute for those of us who can’t use soy?
Mr Dood, on the Net says
Braggs Liquid Aminos
Tastes just like the sauce in question & is a “healthier” option.
Made this last night and it was super delicious! I used regular honey though because I did not have raw honey. The only thing I would say is that 8 hours on high is a bit long, at least on my slow cooker. After 8 hours all the liquid was almost completed dried up, I would say 6 to 7 on high at most.
Jana Wininger says
Are you sure this should be cooked on high? There was no liquid, and my precious and very expensive short ribs were charred to almost inedible. Very disappointed.
Lindsey G. says
This is why I don’t like sharing slow cooker recipes. This is the only one on my entire blog. Every slow cooker seems to have different settings and temperatures. I did mine on high and it turned out great. I have made it a few times since and it worked then as well. There is liquid from the marinade…but maybe I should add a bit of beef stock to be sure it doesn’t burn up for you guys so I will do that now. Thank you for your comment.