American Braised Hoisin Beer Short Ribs


Braised Hoisin Beer Short Ribs

Member at Hope Lutheran Church in Toronto, Ontario
Course Main Course


  • 3 lbs beef short ribs about 10 ribs
  • 3 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 10-12 garlic cloves smashed
  • 1 piece ginger peeled and sliced in 1/4 inch slices
  • 12 oz good ale recommended: Bass
  • 3 tbsp rice wine vinegar
  • 1 cup hoisin sauce


  • Season the ribs generously with salt and pepper.
  • Heat the vegetable oil in a large heavy pot with a lid over high heat.
  • Brown the ribs on all sides, in batches if necessary.
  • Remove the ribs and pour off all but a couple tablespoons of the rendered fat.
  • Return the pot to the stove, lower heat to medium and saute the garlic and ginger for about 3 minutes.
  • Add the ribs back to the pot.
  • Add the beer and the vinegar.
  • Stir and then cover and simmer for 2.5 hours.
  • Preheat the oven to 300 degrees F.
  • Pour the hoisin sauce over the ribs, move the pot to the oven, and cook, uncovered, for 30 minutes.
  • Remove ribs and ginger from the sauce.
  • Strain fat from the top of the pat so that you're left with just the good stuff.