Ginger and Tomato Beef Short Rib Stew Ginger and Tomato Beef Short Rib Stew

Ginger and Tomato Beef Short Rib Stew 150 Image by: Ginger and Tomato Beef Short Rib Stew 150 Author: Canadian Living

Beef simmering short ribs make a flavourful stew when slow-cooked gently with root vegetables and aromatic Asian spices. You can replace the white turnips with about one-quarter of a small rutabaga, sliced thinly into bite-size pieces. Note: For this slow-cooker version, be sure to slice the turnips thinly.

  • Portion size 8 servings
  • Credits : Canadian Living Magazine: November 2004


  • 3 lbs beef simmering short ribs
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 2 onions chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 tablespoon grated gingerroot
  • 1 pinch hot pepper flakes
  • 4 carrots peeled and sliced
  • 4 white turnips peeled, quartered and sliced thinly
  • 1 can diced tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup beef stock
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/3 cup soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 4 teaspoons fennel seeds
  • 2 teaspoons whole cloves
  • 2 teaspoons black peppercorns
  • 1 stick cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3 tablespoons butter softened
  • 2 green onions sliced diagonally


Cut ribs into 2-bone lengths. Arrange on broiler pan and broil until well browned on both sides, about 5 minutes. Set aside.

In skillet, heat oil over medium heat; fry chopped onions, minced garlic, grated ginger and hot pepper flakes until onions are softened, about 5 minutes. Scrape into slow-cooker. Add sliced carrots, sliced turnips, diced tomatoes, beef stock, soy sauce and tomato paste. Tie fennel seeds, cloves, peppercorns and cinnamon in cheesecloth. Add to vegetables; top with ribs. Cover and cook on low until meat is tender, about 8 hours. Skim off fat.

In bowl, stir flour with butter; stir into liquid in slow-cooker. Increase heat to high; cover and cook until thickened, about 15 minutes. Sprinkle with green onions.

Nutritional facts <b>Per each of 8 servings:</b> about

  • Sodium 1015 mg
  • Protein 20 g
  • Calories 352.0
  • Total fat 22 g
  • Cholesterol 63 mg
  • Saturated fat 10 g
  • Total carbohydrate 19 g


  • Iron 24.0
  • Folate 15.0
  • Calcium 9.0
  • Vitamin A 102.0
  • Vitamin C 42.0
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Ginger and Tomato Beef Short Rib Stew