Indonesian Rib Soup with Red Beans
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  • 500 kg red beans (±1 lb)
  • 1.5 kg beef ribs (±3.3 lb)
  • 10 garlic cloves (peeled)
  • 200 g shallots (±1 cup)
  • 50 g ginger (peeled) (±3-4 cm / 2 in.) (±1.75 oz)
  • 45 ml salt (±3 tbsp)
  • Chili powder and/or ground pepper
  • 4 whole cloves (optional)
  • 1 ml ground nutmeg (optional) (±1/4 tsp)


  • Fried shallots
  • Fresh herbs (chopped)
  1. Soak the beans for 12h in cold water. Then rinse and drain.
  2. Place beef ribs in the Universal Cookware 7L Stockpot and completely cover with cold water. Bring to a boil on high heat uncovered.
  3. Drain and rinse the beef with cold water.
  4. Peel garlic cloves, shallots and ginger, then thinly slice using the Speedy Mando.
  5. Place beef, sliced garlic, shallots, ginger and spices into the clean Stockpot. Add cold water until the 4.5L line.
  6. Cover and bring to a boil on high heat, then reduce to low heat. Cook for 2h.
  7. Add beans and continue cooking for 1h 30 min.
  8. Serve with the fried shallots and chopped fresh herbs.

Tip: You can add 45 ml / ±3 tbsp soy sauce at the end to add a savory twist to the soup.