Costillitas en Naranja (Mexican Ribs In Orange & Chili Sauce)

READY IN: 2hrs 15mins
Recipe by Bergy

Beautiful combination of flavors with the orange and chili. You could do this recipe in a crock pot, cook on low for 8 hours

Top Review by Miss Erin C.

These are fantastic! I used 2 whole, dried Ancho Chilis instead of the powdered kind. I just took out the seeds and threw them in. Very good. I love to find new recipes for country style ribs, this was great.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat fat (oil) in a 5 quart Dutch Oven.
  2. Add ribs in a single layer to brown on all sides 15-20 Minutes.
  3. If necessary remove browned ribs and brown remainder ribs.
  4. Remove ribs and discard all but 2 tbsp Fat.
  5. Add onions, saute until soft, 4 minutes.
  6. Process tomatoes and garlic in food processor or blender until smooth.
  7. Add chilies, cinnamon and cloves to the onions cook& stir for a few seconds.
  8. Add Tomatoe, cook 5 minutes or until bubbling.
  9. Add orange juice, wine orange rind, salt and sugar (if using) cook until bubbling.
  10. Lower heat, add ribs,Cover and simmer until the ribs are very tender, about 1 1/2 hours.
  11. Remove ribs to serving platter, keep warm.
  12. Skim& discard the fat.
  13. Stir in the vinegar.
  14. Spoon Sauce over the ribs.
  15. Garnish with Orange slices and cilantro.

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