Monday, November 29, 2010

RECIPE: Sweet & Spicy Short Rib Tacos

Last week I made one of Marcela Valladolid's recipes for Sweet & Spicy Short Rib Tacos.  It was out of this world delicious!  I did make a few changes so my little ones would enjoy it.  

Here's what what I did:
Sweet & Spicy Short Rib Tacos
6 short ribs
1-14 oz can beef broth
1 onion
3 garlic cloves
1 jalapeno, seeds and membranes removed
1/3 cup brown sugar
1 Tablespoon apple cider vinegar
salt and pepper
oil

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.  Heat oil in a skillet.  Season broth sides of short ribs with salt and pepper and brown in skillet, 3 at a time.  Place the browned short ribs into the bottom of a Dutch oven.  

In a blender or food processor, puree beef broth, onion, garlic, brown sugar, jalapeno and vinegar.

Pour the pureed mixture over the short ribs.  Add lid to Dutch oven and bake for 2-1/2 hours. 

Remove bones and fat from meat and shred the beef.  Stir the shredded beef and remaining pureed mixture together; set aside.

Heat corn tortillas in cast iron skillet and place in a tin foil pocket to keep warm.  Fix your tacos how you like them and enjoy with Mexican Rice and Beans.

I thought these were a little sweet and will probably reduce the amount brown sugar since I didn't use a spicy pepper.

Enjoy!

*This was originally done in the crock pot, but I chose to bake it in the oven.  If you want to do this in the slow cooker, cook on high for 4-5 hours or low 6-7 hours.  

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7 comments:

Susie said...

Huh...I guess you can put anything in a taco! Sounds great!

Ashley said...

thanks for this recipe. i actually have 6 frozen short ribs in the freezer i had picked up just because it was clearanced going out of date. This looks like a yummy way to use them!

Jenna @ Newlyweds said...

Looks delicious, I love cooking ribs like that.

cheryl@scrapaddict4sure said...

Looks good and this a very creative use for the ribs!

J L Health 918-836-0565 said...

What a great way to use short ribs! I love anything with a taco and the hotter the better. Thanks for sharing with the Hearth and Soul hop.

Marni's Organized Mess said...

Mmmm... Yes! I will take two please.

Jenny said...

Yum. My favorite carb of choice these days is a tortilla.

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