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Citrus and Chili Braised Beef Short Ribs

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time5 hrs 30 mins
Total Time5 hrs 40 mins
Servings: 6 -8 beef short ribs


  • 6-8 bone-in beef short ribs
  • salt and black pepper
  • 3 tablespoons canola or vegetable oil
  • 1 large yellow onion chopped
  • 10-12 cloves of garlic
  • 3 stalks of celery chopped
  • 4 large carrots chopped
  • 2 poblano peppers seeded and stemmed, chopped
  • 1 can crushed tomatoes
  • 1 teaspoon coriander seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 4 sprigs of rosemary
  • 4 sprigs of oregano
  • 4 sprigs of thyme
  • 6 orange peels from one orange
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon fish sauce
  • 1 1/2 cups orange juice
  • 6 cups water
  • Garnish: lime wedges crushed red pepper, cilantro leaves.


  • Preheat your oven to 325 degrees F. Season the ribs generously with salt and black pepper.
  • Add the canola oil to a large dutch over and heat over medium heat. Add the ribs (working in batches if you need to) to the pan, and brown on all sides, about 10-15 minutes. Transfer the ribs to a large plate.
  • To the pan, add the onion, garlic, celery, carrots, and peppers. Season with salt and black pepper. Cook until the veggies are tender, about 8 minutes. Add the crushed tomatoes, coriander, crushed red pepper, rosemary, oregano, thyme, orange peels, soy sauce, fish sauce, orange juice, and water. Bring the mixture to a simmer and then add the ribs back to the pan, completely submerging them. Cover and braise for about 4-5 hours.
  • Once the ribs have braised, remove them from the pan from the pan from the oven. Transfer the ribs to a large plate to rest. Drain the leftover sauce through a strainer into a bowl and then transfer it back to the pan. Heat the sauce over medium heat and cook until reduced by about half. It should be slightly thickened. Remove from heat and add the ribs back to the pan and coat with the sauce.
  • Transfer the ribs with the sauce to a large platter. Garnish with lime wedges, crushed red pepper and cilantro leaves. Enjoy immediately!