Tested till perfect Chipotle-Glazed Beef Short Ribs
Chipotle-Glazed Beef Short Ribs
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Chipotle-Glazed Beef Short Ribs

 Look for cans of chipotle peppers in adobo sauce in your grocery store's Mexican food aisle. If you can't find it, replace chipotle peppers with 2 jalapeño peppers, roasted and seeded, and 1 tbsp (15 mL) hot pepper sauce (such as Tabasco).

By The Canadian Living Test Kitchen

Source: Canadian Living Magazine: July 2010

Recipe4 out of 5 based on 11 ratings.
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  • Prep time 10 minutes Marinate 8 hours
  • Cook time 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Portion size 6 to 8


  • 2 tsp 2tspdried oregano
  • 1 tsp 1tspground cumin
  • 1 tsp 1tspchili powder
  • 1/2 tsp 1/2tsppaprika
  • 1/2 tsp 1/2tspsalt
  • 1/4 tsp 1/4tsppepper
  • 1 1clove garliccloves of garlic
  • 4 lb 4lbbeef simmering short ribs, cut into 2-inch (5 cm) pieces

Chipotle Barbecue Sauce:

  • 1 tbsp 1tbspvegetabIe oil, (optional)
  • 1 1oniononions, sliced
  • 2 2cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 3chipotle pepperchipotle peppers, coarsely chopped
  • 1/4 cup 1/4cuppacked brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup 1/4cuplime juice
  • 2 tbsp 2tbspadobo sauce
  • 1 tbsp 1tbsptomato paste
  • 1/4 tsp 1/4tspsalt
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In large resealable plastic bag, combine oregano, cumin, chili powder, paprika, salt, pepper and garlic. Cut ribs into individual pieces; add to spices, tossing to coat. Refrigerate for 8 hours or for up to 24 hours.

Place ribs in roasting pan; cover and roast in 350°F (180°C) oven until meat is tender enough to fall off the bone, 2 to 2-1/2 hours. Transfer to plate. Skim fat from pan juices, reserving 1 tbsp (15 mL) fat for sauce. Set pan juices aside.

Chipotle Barbecue Sauce: In saucepan, heat reserved beef fat (or vegetable oil) over medium-high heat; sauté onion and garlic until softened.

Add pan juices, chipotle peppers, brown sugar, lime juice, adobo sauce, tomato paste and salt; simmer over medium-low heat, stirring occasionally, for 15 minutes. Transfer to blender and purée until smooth.

Place ribs on greased grill over medium-high heat; close lid and cook, turning and basting often with sauce, until heated through and crisped outside, about 10 minutes.

Nutritional Information Per each of 8 Servings: about

cal 503 pro 23g total fat 40g sat. fat 18g
carb 11g fibre 1g chol 86mg sodium 367mg
potassium 514mg

% RDI:

calcium 4 iron 17 vit A 7 vit C 3
folate 5
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