Asian Short Rib Chili

"My family and I love chili, and are such fans of Asian food, that I knew I have to create a recipe with the consistency of a hearty chili, and the special flavors of Asian cuisine, by putting my unique spin on this dish with the flavor combinations that I used. There’s sweet, heat, savory, hearty, simple, and complex at the same time, and it will give you that “Wow” factor with each and every bite! Pour yourself a glass of Black Box Pinot Noir and enjoy this special dish!"

Prep Time

20 minutes

Cook Time

1 hour

Paired With

Main Protein



sesame oil 2 tablespoons, 2 cloves, 2 teaspoons, 1/4 cup, 1 tablespoon, 1 1/2 pounds, 1/2 teaspoon, 1 tablespoon, 2 teaspoons, 1/2 cup, 1/3-1/2 cup (depending on taste), 1/4 cup, 1 cup, 1 teaspoon, 1 cup, for garnish, for garnish, for garnish
minced garlic
finely chopped ginger
grated carrots
chopped scallions
short rib blend
kosher salt
toasted sesame seeds
fennel seeds
hoisin sauce
sweet chili sauce
Black Box Pinot Noir
vegetable broth
blanched edamame
shaved carrots
toasted sesame seeds
wonton strips



  • Heat 2 tablespoons sesame oil in Dutch oven or large pot over medium heat.
  • Add in minced garlic, 2 teaspoons chopped ginger, ¼ cup grated carrots, and 1 tablespoon chopped scallion; cook for 3 minutes. Add in ground short rib blend, ½ teaspoon salt, breaking meat up with wooden spoon, incorporating into vegetables, and cook until well done, (no longer pink) approximately 6 minutes.
  • Stir in 1 tablespoon toasted sesame seeds, 2 teaspoons fennel seeds, ½ cup hoisin sauce, 1/3-1/2 cup sweet chili sauce, ¼ cup Pinot Noir, 1 cup vegetable broth, and 1 teaspoon sugar. Cover and cook on medium-low for approximately 45 minutes-1 hour.
  • Stir in 1 cup edamame, spoon into bowls, and garnish with shaved carrots, toasted sesame seeds, and wonton strips. (If desired)
  • Makes 4 servings, can be served with wonton strips on the side, if desired. (recipe can also be doubled)
  • Pairs perfectly with Black Box Pinot Noir.


*Note – Ground short rib blend can be found in local markets/butcher; can also use fresh short rib blend burger patties and crumble up to cook.