Introduction: Ancho Coffee Short Ribs

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These short ribs fall off the bone, are tender and delicious. A hearty meal that is sure to please.

Step 1: Ingredients

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3 Kg (6 lbs) of Short ribs, salt, pepper, olive oil

1/2 Cup coffee
1 tsp salt
2 Tbsp ancho chili powder
2 Tbsp honey
2 canned chipotle peppers with 2 Tbsp of the adobo sauce
1 Tbsp lime juice
1 onion, roughly cut
3 cloves of garlic
2 canned chipotle peppers with 2 Tbsp of the adobo sauce
1 Tbsp lime juice

Step 2: SAUCE

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Puree coffee, salt, ancho powder, honey, peppers, lime juice, onion and garlic in the blender. Set aside.

Step 3: RIBS 1

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Pat ribs dry, then season with salt and pepper

Step 4: RIBS 2

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Preheat olive oil in skillet, then brown ribs a few at a time, placing them close together in a roasting pan.

Step 5: RIBS 3

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Once the ribs are browned, take the skillet off the heat (to avoid splatters), then pour the sauce in the pan. Bring to a simmer, stirring to deglaze and get all drippings from the pan.
Pour the sauce over the ribs.

Step 6: RIBS 4

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Cover with tin foil, then bake at 300 degrees for 3 1/2 hours
Remove the ribs, skim off the fat, then serve the sauce on the side.


barefootbohemian (author)2012-02-18

Hope you don't mind if I only try the sauce part (being vegan I don't think short ribs would be on my menu). I think the sauce sounds wonderful and I am always looking for new and exciting tasting sauces. I'll admit sometimes vegan foods can be just a bit bland.

Definitely let you know, not sure what I will put it on, but I will be making it! Only changing honey to agave, but hope that doesn't destroy the integrity of it all.

helen41 (author)barefootbohemian2012-02-19

I think it really is about the sauce anyway. I think it tastes great on rice. I hope you enjoy it

sburwell1 (author)2012-01-03

look's yummy

helen41 (author)2012-01-03

I use regular, brewed coffee, but I do make it strong

farflungfloyd (author)2012-01-03

This coffee you speak of, is it espresso strength or regular strength?

scoochmaroo (author)2012-01-02

Yum! Definitely going to try this.

Katy11 (author)2012-01-01

This is our family favorite. It tastes wonderful!

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