Thursday, February 20, 2014

Braised Beef Short Ribs - Mexican Fiesta SBS

This recipe for Braised Short Ribs by Peter Kuruvita from his new show Mexican Fiesta on SBS is a keeper.
I love learning new cuisines and mexican is one I have not cooked so much.
After watching the first episode I was straight on to sourcing ancho chilli and mexican oregano and well I may have ordered quite alot!

The recipe itself is really simple but I do think the key to its flavour is sourcing those key ingredients. 

The seasoned beef ribs are browned and then everything else added - ancho chilli, tomatoes, onion, garlic, piloncillo (mexican sugar), mexican oregano (the fragrance of true mexican oregano is unbelievable), lime (recipe says cumquats but not available now) and stock.

The pot was brought to the boil and I put it in the oven for about 4 hours, Peter uses a pressure cooker.

I also had a go at making blue tortillas, they had amazing flavour but sadly my tortilla making skills are not great, I think I may buy one of those tortilla press things. 
The flour is from mexico made from blue corn.

What an awesome meal. the braised beef ribs were melt in your mouth and the flavours were like none other, absolutely delicious. 
Served with pickled red onion, pico de gallo  (a combination of onion, tomato, coriander and lime), blue tortillas and sweet potato fries seasoned with chipotle.

It was so worth it.


  1. that looks freaking amazing and tender and oh god im so hungry

  2. I've seen the ads for that show - must try and catch it. Your ribs looks amazing - and blue tortillas? or blue corn even - that's different! cheers Wendy

  3. Looks great Muppy! I've been wanting one of those presses too- I just don't know where I can hide it!

  4. This looks and sounds crazy delicious! I just bought a press on Amazon - I don't know if you have that there? Can't wait to make my own tortillas - the corn ones here are awful - they rip and tear so you can't really use them to make anything special.

  5. Oh wow muppy!!! This looks so good!!! I know I am going to have to make this for dinner tonight!!! Yum!!! I will let you know how I go!

  6. I've been tossing up on whether to buy a tortilla press. I prefer flour tortillas though so it has remained unbought. The short ribs look fabulous though Muppy!

  7. The thing I love about your blog so, so much is how you experiment with your everyday homecooking and share with us interesting recipes that's worked for you and your family. They are always food that I wouldn't necessarily make or think of until I read about you making them -- always eye opening for me each time I visit your blog. Thanks Muppy


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