Mongolian Short Ribs

by jerseygirl on April 24, 2012 · 8 comments

It’s not a secret that I keep Sun-Bird Seasonings in my pantry for the nights when I need a quick easy dinner. With all my kids activities, there are lots of those nights. But sometimes I like to slow the cooking down and make a meal in my slow cooker or Dutch oven.  These meals can be made in advance so that when you come home from running all day, your house smells like a restaurant.

The slow cooker is not just for winter. While I use it to make comfort food in the cold weather, it is a great tool to cook in especially when you are not home all day. The Mongolian Short Ribs were perfect on a wet rainy night this past week. I browned the ribs in the morning and set them in my slow cooker with a sauce made with Sun-Bird Mongolian Beef Seasoning. By the time everyone arrived home, the short  ribs were tender as could be and covered in a tangy Asian type sauce. I served them on top of a mound of mashed sweet potatoes. Noodles or rice would work too. Since I  like extra tang, I swapped my normal soy sauce for Ponzu sauce. This is a citrus- based sauce with much less sodium than soy sauce. Sun-Bird seasonings are great to use in the slow cooker. If you want to make this recipe on the stove, it can just as easily be done. It would make a great Sunday meal and if you are home, you can enjoy the smell for hours.

*Note: If you cannot find Sunbird seasonings, another brand of Asian seasonings is a perfect substitution.

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Mongolian Short Ribs
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Serves: 4
Short ribs with an Asian flair.
  • 4 large short ribs (about 2½ to 3 lbs), trimmed of excess fat
  • 1 TBS canola oil
  • 1 package Sun-Bird Mongolian Beef Seasoning, or another brand Asian seasoning
  • ⅓ cup Ponzu sauce
  • 1 TBS chopped garlic
  • 1 cup water
  • Sriacha sauce to taste
  • chopped chives for garnish
  1. In a large pot, brown the ribs in oil on medium heat. Cook for about 10 minutes or until meat is brown. Transfer to a heated slow cooker.
  2. In a small bowl, mix together seasoning, Ponzu sauce, garlic and water. Add Sriacha sauce to taste depending how spicy you like it. Pour the sauce over the ribs.
  3. Turn the slow cooker to low and cook for 6 to 8 hours or until meat is tender and falling off the bone. Add a little extra water if necessary.
  4. Garnish with chives and serve with potatoes, noodles or rice.
This recipe can be made over the stove. After browning the meat, add the sauce to the pot. Cover and cook on low for about 2½ to 3 hours. Add extra water if necessary.





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Danielle D'Ambrosio April 24, 2012 at 8:28 pm

Those look great Lisa–they are the type of dinner my boyfriend would love!


patsy April 24, 2012 at 9:24 pm

Great way to use Sun-Bird seasonings, Lisa!


Chelsea @ Chelsea Eats Treats April 25, 2012 at 1:14 pm

I need to try those Sun-Bird seasonings. They make everything look so easy!


Kathy April 25, 2012 at 8:44 pm

These ribs look wonderfully delicious! I’ve never tried Sun-Bird seasonings…I will have to give them a try!


Joanne April 26, 2012 at 7:01 am

I don’t think I’ve ever used sun bird seasonings but it does sound great for a quick and easy meal! that meat looks perfectly cooked!!


Ramona April 26, 2012 at 3:46 pm

Those look really good.


Gail July 28, 2012 at 6:05 pm

Wow these were amazing….I can’t believe how easy it was and I did them on the stove top…I will definitely make these again and again….My hubby like them alot…

Thanks for the sun-bird seasonings tip….


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