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Close up view of short ribs in an Asian inspired sauce.

Orange Honey Hoisin Short Ribs

Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Asian Fusion
Keyword: Orange Hoisin Short Ribs
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 5 hours
Total Time: 5 hours 15 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 876 kcal
Author: Michelle De La Cerda

Orange Honey Hoisin Short Ribs are succulent beef short ribs slow cooked in a bright Asian inspired sauce of orange honey and hoisin.



  • 4 lbs beef short ribs 3-5 lbs
  • 1 tsp salt +/-, to taste
  • 1 tsp black pepper +/-, to taste
  • 1 tsp granulated garlic +/-, to taste
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil

Braising liquid

  • 20 oz ginger ale
  • cup hoisin
  • 3 tbsp rice vinegar
  • 1 tbsp garlic chili sauce (sambal)
  • ½ cup orange honey
  • 2 oz green onions 2-3 medium


  1. Season the short ribs on all sides with the salt, pepper, and garlic.

  2. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat, once hot, add the oil.

  3. Sear each side of the seasoned short ribs. (They may need to be cooked in shifts)

  4. Add to the slow cooker once seared.

  5. Over medium heat whisk together all the braising liquid ingredients in a medium sauce or larger.

  6. Pour the sauce over over the short ribs in the slow cooker.

  7. Cover and cook on low for 5 hours, depending on the thickness of the ribs. (Can be cooked on high for 2½-3 hours, but not recommended).

  8. Garnish with green onions, serve, and enjoy.

Recipe Notes

Dutch Oven directions:

  • Follow all the directions above except they can be seared right in the Dutch oven.
  • Cook at 250°F for 5 hours. 
Nutrition Facts
Orange Honey Hoisin Short Ribs
Amount Per Serving
Calories 876 Calories from Fat 378
% Daily Value*
Fat 42g65%
Saturated Fat 20g125%
Cholesterol 196mg65%
Sodium 1390mg60%
Potassium 1279mg37%
Carbohydrates 60g20%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 54g60%
Protein 64g128%
Vitamin A 141IU3%
Vitamin C 3mg4%
Calcium 51mg5%
Iron 8mg44%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.