Mexican Short Ribs seared and oven braised with onions, tomatoes, poblano peppers and spices. A warm delicious, tender short rib meal. A perfect hands off recipe to entertain guests in style.
The Pleasure Of Beef Short Ribs
Thank you to Rick Bayless for this easy oven Mexican braised short ribs recipe. Searing the ribs first guarantee that you’ll have a fall off the bone experience. And one that’s entertaining worthy.
If you’ve never had short ribs, you’re missing out on one of life’s great culinary pleasures.
Beef short ribs are tender and so wonderful with beefy flavor you’ll fall in love instantly.
And with bone-in, you even have a built in handle for your eating pleasure. But you won’t need it. But you won’t need that bone, when braised and slow cooked, the meat will become fall off the bone tender.
How to Roast Meat
Thanks to my instructors at Culinary School I learned how to roast meat like a pro. Roasting is an easy process using the six step catchy “SSRRSS” rule, starting with season and ending with season, it’s easy to remember and important to any braised meat dish:
My Spring Table Setting for Entertaining
Short Ribs Recipe for Entertaining
We invited our friends Carol and Mike over for dinner Saturday night. The Nuggets were scheduled to start play-off at 6:30, so my dinner menu needed to be mostly prepared in advance with minimal cooking after guests arrived at 5:00.
I decided on this Rick Bayless short rib recipe. It’s a nice recipe for entertaining, because you can prep and cook before guests arrive so you not working in the kitchen after they arrive.
Carol, (hereinafter referred to as the Flan-ista) impressively prepared Pat Argall’s famous Cream Cheese Flan.
Moving to the dinner table we started with my favorite spring salad; Spinach and Strawberry Salad. I LOVE serving this salad for guests. Not only is it healthy and delicious, it’s a beautiful presentation. If you never take anything else from my blog, take this salad recipe and run.
Mexican Short Ribs Recipe
Back to this Mexican Short Rib recipe, I look forward to making this again. I think this meat would make a fabulous Mexican Short Ribs Taco. yummo 🙂
I hope you give this Mexican Short Rib Recipe a try, and if you do, please come back and give the recipe a star rating. And leave a comment about your experience with the recipe.
And if you have a favorite braised short rib recipe let me know, I’d love to give it a try.
More Short Rib Recipes
And if you’re looking for more Mexican Recipes, don’t miss my Mexican Southwest Category. You’ll find a ton of spicy fun ideas. And the most popular recipe in that category, Hatch Green Chile, Colorado Style.
Mexican Short Ribs Recipe
- 5 medium poblano chiles 1 pound
- 2 tablespoon lard
- 2 pounds beef short ribs bone in, trimmed of excess fat
- 1 large yellow onion sliced
- 4 clove garlic
- 1 1/2 pounds fresh tomatoes or 2 15 1/2 ounce cans chopped not drained
- 3 springs fresh thyme and 2 springs fresh marjoram
- Roast the poblanos directly over a gas flame or on a baking sheet 4 inches from broiler. Turning regularly until all sides are blistered and blackened. Cover with a kitchen towel for 5 minutes and then remove most of the skin with your hands. Do not rinse away the flavor with tap water. Tear the chiles open and remove the seeds. Slice into 1/4 inch strips.
- Heat oven to 325 degrees.
- In a medium large Dutch oven, heat the lard on medium high. Lay in the short ribs in a single uncrowded layer, working in batches if necessary. When richly brown on one side, about 5 minutes, turn them over and brown the other side 3 – 5 minutes.Remove to a plate and tip off all but a generous coating of oil on the bottom of the pot.
- Set the pot back on the stove and reduce heat to medium. Add the onion and cook, stirring frequently, until golden. About 7 minutes.
- Add the garlic and stir for one minute. Add the tomatoes and cook until soft, about 3 minutes. Stir in the strips of roasted poblano peppers.
- Nestle the short ribs into the tomato mixture. Spoon some of the mixture over the ribs, cover and bake 1 1/2 – 2 hours or until meat is fork tender.
- Using a large spoon, remove the meat to a warm serving plate. Tip the Dutch oven to remove the fat from the tomato mixture. Take the sauce and season with additional salt and the fresh herbs. Stir well.
- To serve, spoon a rib into a serving of Mexican Yellow Rice (or mashed potatoes) Spoon some of the tomato sauce around the ribs.
Braised Mexican Short Ribs … They’re what’s for dinner