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Peanut Curry Braised Ribs

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 3 hours
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Peanut Curry Braised Ribs is a delicious recipe that you will never forget! These braised ribs are so good, you'll be making them over and over again!

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peanut curry braised ribs

peanut curry braised ribs

To date, this is my favorite recipe. Without question. These peanut curry braised ribs are absolutely delicious and so easy to make. The ribs are seasoned and coated with onion powder, garlic powder, ginger, cinnamon, and a little bit of red pepper flakes. Braised them in the oven for about 3 hours. Then make the sticky peanut curry sauce which consists of peanut butter, a little curry powder, soy sauce, brown sugar, and warmed on the stovetop to reduce. When I tell you this is my new favorite recipe, I'm not kidding. It's so delicious!

peanut curry braised ribs

so, how do you cook ribs?

These ribs specifically are braised. Braising simply means to cook slowly in the oven. Often when people braise, they also sear on the stove top and then cook in the oven. Either way works, just depends on what you're cooking. Typically when I braise meats, I do like to sear on the stove top. Mostly with an oil, such as olive oil, and an aromatic and an herb - like garlic and thyme or fresh rosemary. However, with this recipe, I wanted to make cooking these ribs as easy as can be while still preserving the moisture and tenderness of the meat and maximizing flavor.

So, I opted to simply season these ribs, cover them with aluminum foil and bake them for 3 hours at 275 degrees F. Covering the ribs with aluminum foil allows them to steam a bit and ensure that these are super tender. Which like who doesn't love juicy and tender ribs?!

peanut curry braised ribs

what goes with peanut curry braised ribs?

Anything that your heart desires! We ate these with a side salad and a little bit of white rice. Because these ribs have so much flavor, I'd recommend pairing them with something that's a bit more neutral in taste. You really want these to be the centerpiece of your plate. Also, if you have left over peanut curry sauce, you can use the peanut curry as a salad dressing.

Honestly, the sauce is my favorite part. It's sticky, it has a lot of peanut flavor and a subtle hint of sweetness. I also topped the ribs with chopped mint leaves and chopped peanuts for added texture. It was amazing! So, what goes with peanut curry braised ribs? Anything you want! As far as beverages, I would drink this with a long island iced tea (if you're over 21 of course) or a creamy coconut juice. The creamy coconut juice would REALLY make these pop!

how long should you braise? what temperature?

The ribs should be braised at 275 degrees F for three hours minutes. I found that this method is best. I tried braising another slab of ribs at 300 degrees and they weren't as tender. So, as I always say - low and slow is key! That's low heat cooked over several hours. In this case, three hours.. lol I found that any longer made the ribs too dry and a little tough. And let's be clear, we want to avoid that at all costs.

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pork or beef ribs?

This recipe uses pork ribs. If you're using beef ribs, you'll have to defer to your own judgement as to how to best cook them and what temperature is best and for how long. I've never cooked beef ribs before so I cannot advise anyone on that! lol If you do use beef ribs, you don't have to change any of the seasonings or sauce ingredients. Those can remain the same!

I will say that I enjoy both, I've just never actually made beef ribs - yet! Stay tuned 🙂 I hope that you enjoy this recipe as much as we do! It's such a beautiful recipe that's delicious and easy. I can't say enough good things about it!

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braised ribs

Peanut Curry Braised Ribs

Peanut Curry Braised Ribs is a delicious recipe that you will never forget! These braised ribs are so good, you'll be making them over and over!
Serving: 12 servings
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 3 hours
Calories: 170kcal


  • 1 slab (about 4 lb slab) Pork Ribs
  • 2 tsp Onion powder
  • 1 tbsp Garlic powder
  • 1 tbsp ginger 
  • 2 tsp ground coriander 
  • 1 tsp cinnamon 
  • 1 tsp red pepper flakes, optional
  • Salt and Pepper, to taste
  • 1 ½ tsp curry powder
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • ½ cup peanut butter
  • 3 tbsp soy sauce
  • ½ cup water
  • Pinch red pepper flakes


  • Preheat oven to 275 degrees F.
  • Remove the membrane from the back of the ribs. Combine Onion powder, Garlic powder, ground ginger, ground coriander, ground cinnamon, and red pepper flakes in a small bowl and mix together. Season the ribs with salt and pepper then coat both sides in seasoning blend.
  • Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil. Place ribs on the baking sheet and drizzle olive oil on top. Cover with aluminum foil and bake for 3 hours.
  • While ribs are cooking, grab a small sauce pan. Over medium low heat, add curry powder, brown sugar, peanut butter, soy sauce, water, and red pepper flakes. Whisk constantly until sauce reduces and thickens, about 5-7 minutes.
  • Cut up ribs and brush with sauce. Broil in the oven for 2-3 minutes.


Calories: 170kcal
Course: Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine: American

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  1. 5 stars
    Made these last night- insanely delicious. My first time making ribs because I’ve always been intimidated. These were crazy easy and crazy delicious. Can’t wait to make them again. Thank you!

  2. 5 stars
    Woo hoo! I cannot believe how delicious these ribs were. That sauce took them over the edge! I cannot wait to make them again!

  3. 5 stars
    These ribs are SO incredible! The photo drew me in, but that peanut curry sauce has me hooked! Best of all, I had all the sauce ingredients on hand already so it was so easy to put together! Thanks for another amazing recipe.

  4. 5 stars
    The flavor on these ribs is out of the world delicious! And I don't even eat ribs often. I can't wait to try this rub on other meats, too. And maybe even veggies?

  5. 5 stars
    It’s my 2nd time making this recipe. I just had to let you know how great these ribs are. So tender and delicious!

  6. 5 stars
    The flavors of these ribs are incredible! I served these for dinner tonight and my family loved them so much!

  7. 5 stars
    I loved the depth of flavor on these ribs, and how simple they were to make. I was running short on time so I popped them in my Ninja Foodi and they were ready in a flash plus SO tender!

  8. 5 stars
    Omg Britney these ribs!! Such a wonderful alternative to bbq sauce! The recipe was super easy to follow and the ribs were perfection. Thank you!!

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