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Orange Honey Hoisin Short Ribs

Orange Honey Hoisin Short Ribs – Beef short ribs slow cooked in a bright Asian inspired sauce of orange honey and hoisin.Orange Honey Hoisin Short Ribs ~ The Complete Savorist When I first moved to Cache Valley, my allergies went OUT OF CONTROL. I was told that the valley is just a horrible place to live if you have any type of allergies to pollen. I don’t know what I am allergic to, I’ve never been tested, I just roll with the “you have seasonal allergies” that my doctors have diagnosed. It’s never bothered me enough to do that testing where they narrow it down to exactly what I’m allergic to.

It was suggested I buy some local honey to help. So I did. I have no clue if it worked or not, but I surely enjoyed the honey. I was also excited to learn that my then-favorite foot cream was sold in their gift store, saving me a trip to Salt Lake every time I need to replenish my stock. I loved this foot cream and it was worth the drive, but luckily, a 180 mile round trip venture was not needed.

I’ve since broken up with the foot cream, their quality decreased, but my love for local honey has only grown.

This post is sponsored by Cox Honeyland and Gifts. As part of my on-going relationship with them, I received Orange Honey  to create a recipe with, however all thoughts and opinions, glowing, gushing, or otherwise are 100% my own. They are also sponsoring the giveaway below.

When the opportunity arose to work with Cox Honeyland and Gifts…well, I got sweet end of that deal. Too corny? Sorry. They are located right off Highway 89 when you first enter town. If you aren’t looking, you could miss them, as they are an unassuming building just along the side of the road. But inside that humble building lies a treasure trove.Orange Honey Hoisin Short Ribs ~ The Complete Savorist One thing you might not know about me, I love stationary stores, office supply stores, and gift stores where there are knick knack and other such cute things. Cox Honeyland and Gifts is like a mecca for me with seasonal knick knacks, local food products, and natural ingredient beauty products. Orange Honey Hoisin Short Ribs ~ The Complete Savorist

Orange Honey Hoisin Short Ribs ~ The Complete Savorist Orange Honey Hoisin Short Ribs ~ The Complete Savorist While you can pick up regular honey, honey in the raw, flavored honey, honeycomb, and every type of product using honey as a base at the gift store, they also an amazing array of gift baskets. There are pre-made ones for every occasion, holiday, and event, but they also are fully customizable. Their website allows you to pick a pre-made themed basket. However, you’ll need to call the store in order to customize it, as the good folks over at Cox Honeyland and Gifts want to make sure you get every item exactly like you want it.
Orange Honey Hoisin Short Ribs ~ The Complete Savorist You all know I don’t bake all that often. I’ve been trying to make a cake recipe for 3 weeks now and just can’t get my mind set to the task. But using sweet things in savory dishes…well that’s just this side of heaven for me. This orange honey was going to be used savory and I was leaning towards an Asian flavor profile.

I created a beef and green bean stir fry recipe. It was really good but I felt the natural flavor of the orange honey was lost. While chatting with my friend Matthew about what I could do next, he suggested using the orange honey with hoisin on short ribs. He was spot on.

Orange Honey Hoisin Short Ribs ~ The Complete Savorist I took his hoisin and short ribs suggestion and built out my recipe from there. I wanted a flavorful liquid to braise in and while orange juice seemed logical, I didn’t want that orange flavor to complete with the delicate orange subtleties of the honey. I wanted to add ginger to my recipe but then thought ginger ale might be wonderful as a braising liquid, or at the very least it would tenderize perfectly.

My friends, these ribs were amazing, most had fallen off the bone when I pulled them out of the slow cooker. The flavor was rich, deep, and the orange subtleties in the honey remained. The braising liquid was drinkable, if you’re into such things. Orange Honey Hoisin Short Ribs ~ The Complete Savorist Orange Honey Hoisin Short Ribs ~ The Complete Savorist Orange Honey Hoisin Short Ribs ~ The Complete Savorist

Orange Honey Hoisin Short Ribs

Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Asian
Author: Michelle De La Cerda
Orange Honey Hoisin Short Ribs - Beef short ribs slow cooked in a bright Asian inspired sauce of orange honey and hoisin.


  • 3-5 lbs Beef Short Ribs
  • 20 oz ginger ale
  • 1/3 cup hoisin
  • 3 tbsp rice vinegar
  • 1 tbsp garlic chili sauce (sambal)
  • 1/2 cup Cox Honeyland Orange Honey
  • 3 green onions; diced for optional garnish
  • Black pepper and cooking oil for searing


  1. Pan sear the seasoned short ribs in oil on all sides.
  2. Add to the slow cooker.
  3. Over medium heat or double boiler method, whisk together the vinegar, ginger ale, sambal, orange honey, and hoisin sauce until the honey has melted into the sauce.
  4. Pour the sauce over over the short ribs.
  5. Cover and cook on high for 2-3 hours or low for 4-5 hours, depending on the thickness of the ribs.
  6. Garnish with green onions, serve, and enjoy.

Orange Honey Hoisin Short Ribs ~ The Complete Savorist

Orange Honey Hoisin Short Ribs ~ The Complete Savorist
Orange Honey Hoisin Short Ribs ~ The Complete SavoristOrange Honey Hoisin Short Ribs ~ The Complete Savorist

Orange Honey Hoisin Short Ribs ~ Slow Cooker braised beef short ribs in an orange honey, hoisin, and ginger ale sauce ~ The Complete Savorist

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  • Reply
    LindY G Sherrod
    October 22, 2015 at 4:03 pm

    I must try this recipe, yummmmmmie looking and I love cooking in my Crock Pot.

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      October 22, 2015 at 8:39 pm

      It’s a tasty recipe. Hope you enjoy it, Lindy.

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    Yolanda Dempsey
    October 22, 2015 at 11:07 pm

    I would love to try the Party Time Snack Stack Gift Pack.

  • Reply
    October 23, 2015 at 12:08 am

    The creamed honey. But forget about it for a second because OMG these ribs are amazing!!!!!!

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    Alexandra Robertson
    October 23, 2015 at 6:54 am

    These are drool inducing for sure. I need to try these! I would love to try the creamed honey from them.

    • Reply
      October 25, 2015 at 1:50 am

      Thank you Alexandra.

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    October 23, 2015 at 7:34 am

    That creamed honey sounds awesome!

    • Reply
      October 25, 2015 at 1:50 am

      Thank you Christine.

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    linda spiker
    October 23, 2015 at 7:41 am

    Beautiful! Pinned. BTW your raffle copter isn’t offering me a way to enter…

    • Reply
      October 25, 2015 at 1:52 am

      I have gone to it and it works on my end, what are you seeing?

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    October 23, 2015 at 8:03 am

    Oh my goodness, these ribs look gorgeously delicious!!

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    October 23, 2015 at 8:44 am

    Looks wonderful! I bet the flavors are great!

    • Reply
      October 25, 2015 at 1:53 am

      They were scrumptious.

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    Julie @ Texan New Yorker
    October 23, 2015 at 9:39 am

    Mmmm, I love short ribs – it’s the perfect season for them too! These look wonderful, and best of luck clearing up your allergies! Those are soooo annoying, I know.

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    Melanie | Melanie Makes
    October 23, 2015 at 12:32 pm

    Love the orange and honey flavor combination on these delicious looking ribs!

  • Reply
    October 23, 2015 at 2:05 pm

    I am a huge fan of honey for helping with allergies!! We go through so much honey in this house. I have never cooked short ribs before but this post is inspiring! I might have to give it a try. 😉 The flavors look amazing.

    • Reply
      October 25, 2015 at 1:54 am

      They are really simple to work with. Nothing to be afraid of at all.

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    October 23, 2015 at 2:21 pm

    The flavor of honey is dishes is really amazing. You can add sweetness without refined sugars, Local honey is awesome for allergies. So I’m a huge fan with several of my kids having seasonal allergies.

    I’ll never pass up creamed honey of any flavor. On a slice of toast or croissant…. there’ snothing better

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    The Food Hunter
    October 23, 2015 at 2:34 pm

    I love working with raw honey in recipes

    • Reply
      October 25, 2015 at 1:56 am

      It’s a perfect natural sweetener.

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    Des @ Life's Ambrosia
    October 23, 2015 at 2:56 pm

    My family would LOVE these! My boys are HUGE hoisin fans. they would probably eat it with a spoon if I let them 😉

    • Reply
      October 25, 2015 at 1:57 am

      Ew! But we all have our things. LOL.

  • Reply
    October 23, 2015 at 4:02 pm

    I love short ribs. I will have to try your receipt they look so good.

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    Amy Stafford
    October 23, 2015 at 4:46 pm

    I am a huge sucker for short ribs, I always order them when they are on the menu. Now I can enjoy them at home. Loving the sweet savory flavor comb.

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    Erin @ Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts
    October 24, 2015 at 8:45 pm

    These short ribs sound amazing. I am a sucker for anything with hoisin sauce! But then you add honey, and all of that delicious honey…yum!

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    Cookin Canuck
    October 24, 2015 at 10:13 pm

    I never had allergies before I moved to Utah (and I’m lucky that they’re still not bad), but they started creeping up on me this year. If honey works, I need to follow that game plan! These ribs look so melt-in-your-mouth delicious!

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      October 25, 2015 at 1:58 am

      Utah is just the worst, although they were pretty bad in Houston too. Give honey a try, find the makers closest to you.

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    eat good 4 life
    October 25, 2015 at 8:26 am

    These looks so juicy. My husband would totally love these ribs!

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    Healing Tomato
    October 25, 2015 at 7:38 pm

    I have never tried orange honey. What an amazing concept. Must try it. Great recipe too.

  • Reply
    October 25, 2015 at 8:26 pm

    These look so yummy

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    Andi @ The Weary Chef
    October 25, 2015 at 11:37 pm

    I love these fun photos! I’m really proud of you for this new partnership, and it sounds perfect for both sides!

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    Ashlyn @ Belle of the Kitchen
    October 26, 2015 at 12:34 am

    Holy moly do these ribs look good! And what a fun giveaway, too!

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    Debra @ Bowl Me Over
    October 26, 2015 at 10:55 am

    Oh my gosh those ribs look good and slow cooker to boot? Gotta love that!!

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    Victoria @ Creative Home Keeper
    October 26, 2015 at 11:06 am

    The honey almond popcorn sounds amazing!

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    October 26, 2015 at 7:45 pm

    These ribs look incredible! I have to try them!

    (And I’m entering the contest!)

  • Reply
    October 27, 2015 at 11:51 am

    I’d love to have the 60 pound bucket of pure honey. It would last forever. 🙂

    • Reply
      November 3, 2015 at 2:58 am

      Yes it would since it never goes bad.

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    Nancy Johnson Horn
    October 27, 2015 at 11:13 pm

    That looks delicious — I’d love to try the honey butter.

    • Reply
      November 3, 2015 at 2:49 am

      It really is delicious.

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    October 27, 2015 at 11:38 pm

    I will try these. I love short ribs. I use them for stew when I make it. They have more flavor than Chuck for stew. They hold together better, and are better marbled and just taste better.

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      November 3, 2015 at 2:48 am

      Agree with you all the way around.

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    October 28, 2015 at 8:35 pm

    The Gourmet creamed honey!

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    October 29, 2015 at 9:12 pm

    I love working with local companies. I love honey, and this recipe sounds yum!

  • Reply
    October 30, 2015 at 3:30 pm

    I love short ribs too!

    • Reply
      November 3, 2015 at 2:41 am

      Thanks for stopping by Jamie

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    October 30, 2015 at 9:17 pm

    I love honey chicken but I haven’t tried it on ribs. Sounds delicious! And that flavored creamed honey sounds amazing!

    • Reply
      November 3, 2015 at 2:40 am

      I love honey chicken too, but this was so delicious.

  • Reply
    November 3, 2015 at 2:22 pm

    Pinned! Something I can serve for Thanksgiving.

    • Reply
      November 3, 2015 at 10:39 pm

      Oh yum! It would be great for the holidays.

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