Bite-Sized Sweet and Spicy Beef Ribs
Ingredients icon 10 Ingredients
Servings icon Makes 6 to 8 servings
Time icon 2-1/2 to 2-3/4 hours


  • 1-1/2 to 2 pounds beef Country-Style Ribs, cut into 2 inch pieces

  • 1 cup mirin

  • 1/2 cup sweet chili garlic sauce

  • 1/2 cup water

  • 1/4 cup agave nectar or honey

  • 1/4 cup light brown sugar

  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh ginger

  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice

  • 1 tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce

  • Minced fresh chives (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 325°F. Combine mirin, water, sweet chili garlic sauce, agave nectar, brown sugar and ginger in stockpot over medium heat stirring occasionally until sugar dissolves. Place beef ribs in stockpot; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover tightly. Continue cooking in 325°F oven 1-3/4 to 2 hours or until beef is fork-tender.

  2. Remove beef; keep warm. Skim fat from cooking liquid. Bring to a boil; reduce heat and cook 12 to 15 minutes or until sauce is reduced by half. Stir in lime juice and soy sauce. Return beef to cooking liquid; cook 1 to 2 minutes or until heated through, stirring occasionally.

  3. Sprinkle beef with chives, if desired. Serve with remaining sauce for dipping, if desired.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition information per serving, 1/6 of recipe: 170 calories; 7 g fat (3 g saturated fat; 0 g monounsaturated fat); 57 mg cholesterol; 179 mg sodium; 9 g carbohydrate; 0 g fiber; 18 g protein; 2.1 mg niacin; 0.1 mg vitamin B6; 2.0 mcg vitamin B12; 1.9 mg iron; 18.9 mcg selenium; 6.1 mg zinc; 56.0 mg choline.

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