5 from 4 votes
Slow Cooker Szechuan Sticky Beef Short Ribs
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
6 hrs
Total Time
6 hrs 10 mins

Szechuan Sticky Beef Short Ribs - apple sauce lends itself well with the fresh ginger, Chinese Five Spice, curry powder, chili paste and black bean sauce.

Course: Dinner, Main
Cuisine: Asian, Chinese
Servings: 4
Calories: 1015 kcal
Author: Kevin Is Cooking
  • For Short Ribs:
  • 2 lbs beef short ribs
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • kosher salt
  • 1 tsp Chinese Five Spice
  • 1 tsp curry powder
  • For Sauce:
  • 1 cup applesauce
  • 1 tbsp ground fresh ginger
  • 1 tbsp Chinese Five Spice
  • 2 tsp curry powder
  • 1 tbsp chili paste Sambal Oelek
  • 1 tbsp black bean sauce
  • 2 cups of beef broth
  • 3 tbsp honey
  • 3 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  1. Season the beef short ribs with kosher salt and curry powder on both sides. Sear in hot sauté pan on both sides until browned nicely. Place in a slow cooker that has been sprayed with vegetable spray. Deglaze the sauté pan with the beef broth and set aside.
  2. In a small bowl whisk together the applesauce, fresh ginger, Chinese Five Spice, curry powder, chili paste, black bean sauce, deglazed pan drippings with broth and apple cider vinegar. Pour over the browned beef short ribs and cover. Cook for 6 hours or until they are falling apart fork tender.
  3. Remove meat from pan and pour sauce in a small saucepan Add honey and cook down until reduced in half and thickened. Pour over beef short ribs and serve hot topped with toasted sesame seeds and chopped cilantro leaves.

Nutrition Facts
Slow Cooker Szechuan Sticky Beef Short Ribs
Amount Per Serving
Calories 1015 Calories from Fat 774
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 86g 132%
Saturated Fat 36g 180%
Cholesterol 172mg 57%
Sodium 562mg 23%
Potassium 706mg 20%
Total Carbohydrates 23g 8%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 19g
Protein 34g 68%
Vitamin A 0.4%
Vitamin C 2.3%
Calcium 5%
Iron 29.9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.