Coffee-braised Short Ribs With Ancho Chile

Recipe by Barb G.
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READY IN: 2hrs 25mins
SERVES: 6
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Preheat oven to 300 degrees.
  • Heat oil in heavy large pot (Dutch oven) over medium-high heat; sprinkle short ribs with salt and pepper; working in batches, add ribs to pot and cook until brown, about 4 minutes each side, transfer to platter.
  • Add onion, red bell pepper, and jalapeno to drippings in pot, reduce heat to medium, cover, and cook until onion is tender, stirring occasionally, about 6 minutes; stir in garlic and saute uncovered 1 minute.
  • Add brown sugar, ancho chile powder, oregano, and cumin; stir 15 seconds; stir in coffee, tomatoes with juice, and tomato paste, bring to a boil, scrapping up browned bits;Return ribs and any juices to pot; bring to boil.
  • Cover and bake until meat is very tender, about 1 hour and 45 minutes; spoon fat from surface of sauce, season to taste with salt and pepper, (can be prepared 1 day ahead, cool slightly, chill uncovered until cold, then cover and refrigrate, Rewarm, covered, over medium heat before continuing): Transfer ribs to platter, spoon sauce over and sprinkle with chopped cilantro.
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