BBQ Short Ribs
salt + pepper
cut into thin wedges
or more cloves garlic
seeded, left whole
I use Pat's Ho-made
or use brown sugar if you don't have the real stuff
chicken, or mild vegetable stock (I used mushroom)
Heat the olive oil in a large stock pot over medium-high heat. Salt and pepper the ribs, and add to the hot oil, turning every few minutes to brown each side. Remove the browned ribs to a plate.
Into the hot oil, add the onion, garlic, and chili, turn the heat to medium, and sauté until slightly browned.
Stir in the mustard, BBQ sauce, maple syrup, tomato paste, salt and pepper, and cook a minute or two. Stir in the broth and bring to a boil.
Add the ribs back to the pot, cover, and turn the heat down to low. Cook three hours, or until the meat is falling off the bones.
Remove the ribs to a serving plate, turn up the heat, and simmer the sauce until it thickens a bit. You'll probably need to skim off some fat.
Serve two ribs to a plate with extra sauce on top and something light and fresh - like salad - on the side. And don't forget the bread.
Enough for two, plus extra sauce for huevos rancheros.