Prep 15 mins
Cook 3 hrs 20 mins
Flavorful ribs with mango, chipotle, and tequila. These are prepared the day before serving so that the flavors can mellow.
- 5 lbs extra-lean short rib of beef, cut across bone in twelve 3- to 4-inch pieces
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄4 teaspoon black pepper
- 2 tablespoons canola oil
- 3 large leeks, trimmed and thinly sliced
- 2 cups mango nectar, plus
- 3 tablespoons mango nectar
- 1⁄2 cup tequila
- 1⁄2 cup beef broth
- 1 canned chipotle chile in adobo, chopped
- 1 large scallion, chopped
- Heat oven to 325 degrees.
- Season ribs with salt and pepper. Heat nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Working in batches, brown ribs, 7 to 10 minutes. Put in large deep ovenproof pot.
- Drain the fat from skillet, and then heat the oil over medium-high. Add leeks; saute until browned, 8 minutes. Add 2 cups nectar, tequila, broth and chipotle; simmer 1 minute. Pour over the ribs.
- Bake, covered, in 325 degree oven 3 hours or until the ribs are very tender; turn ribs over every 45 minutes.
- Remove pot from oven. Let ribs cool in sauce, uncovered, 30 minutes. Remove ribs from sauce and refrigerate, covered, overnight.
- To serve, discard fat from sauce. Add remaining 3 tablespoons nectar and ribs to sauce. Reheat over medium heat, 20 minutes. Top with scallion.
Super delicious. I added about 4 cups of extra mango juice
Really enjoyed these. I had to use onions instead of leeks, and used vermouth instead of tequila (I know, i know, not the same, but all I had), and those worked well. I did not chill overnight, just went for 'em, and was very pleased.