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Hoisin Beef Stew with Snow Peas

Photo: Antonis Achilleos; Styling: Susan Vajaranant
Prep time 10 mins
Cook time 7 hrs
Yield Serves 6
Beef stew gets an Asian-inspired twist with this easy slow-cooker supper. The beef short ribs in Hoisin Beef Stew with Snow Peas cook until they are literally falling off the bone. 



  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 5 pounds beef short ribs
  • Salt
  • 1 14-oz. jar hoisin sauce
  • 4 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh ginger
  • 8 ounces snow peas, halved crosswise
  • 3 scallions, white and light green parts, sliced

Nutrition Information

  • calories 614
  • fat 28 g
  • satfat 12 g
  • protein 57 g
  • carbohydrate 33 g
  • fiber 3 g
  • cholesterol 216 mg
  • sodium 1512 mg

How to Make It

  1. Warm oil in a large pot over medium-high heat. Sprinkle short ribs with salt and brown on all sides, turning with tongs, about 6 minutes total. Transfer to a slow cooker.

  2. In a bowl, whisk hoisin sauce, 1/2 cup water, garlic and ginger. Pour over short ribs. Cover; cook on low until meat is falling off bones, 6 to 7 hours.

  3. Stir in snow peas, cover and cook until warmed through, 5 to 10 minutes. Sprinkle with scallions and serve.