This recipe, as many of my recipes on my blog, are inspired by Mom’s recipes. The only difference is that I have come to embrace the whole idea of cooking in my little pressure cooker. I am to the point where I am quite comfortable using it, but I always go through a safety check before it goes onto the stove top. This particualr recipe reminds me very much of a dish Mom used to prepare called Carnitas de Res Al Vapor (Beef Carnitas). She basically would take the beef short ribs with simple seasonings and steam them in water, tightly covered on the stove top. After the water evaporated, the beef would begin to brown and caramelize in it’s own fat until crispy on some sides. They were the best tacos ever! And her salsa of choice was typically this super easy and spicy Toasted Chile de Arbol Salsa. It was the only salsa she ever used a tomato canned product for that I can recall. It is delicious and even better the next day! This is a perfect meal for 2-4 people that does not require alot of ingredients. Go to the end of the post to see stove top and oven method for cooking ribs.
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Beef Short Ribs-Pressure Cooker Recipe
2 1/2 pounds Beef Short ribs(Bone-In)
3 cups beef broth
2 tablespoons Maggi sauce or Worcestershire
2 bay leaves
1 large onion, sliced
3 cloves garlic
salt and pepper, to taste
Season the ribs generously with salt, pepper and garlic powder on all sides, set aside.
Preheat 3-4 tablespoons of oil to medium heat for a few minutes.
At the same time, to a 5 quart pressure cooker, add the beef broth, Maggi sauce, bay leaves, onion, garlic, salt and pepper. Heat to medium/low.
When oil is hot, sear the ribs until brown on all sides. Transfer to the pressure cooker. Secure and lock the lid.
Heat on high until safety valve locks and pressure release valve begins to rotate steadily.
Reduce heat to medium low and set your timer for 45 minutes.
After 45 minutes, carefully remove pressure cooker from the heat. Once safety valve unlocks, remove lid from pressure cooker. Leave the ribs whole or remove excess fat and shred for tacos. Serve ribs with salsa, avocado and warm tortillas.
Stove Top or Oven Method: Follow directions for seasoning and searing the ribs. Add broth and aromatics to a dutch oven-style pot. Place browned beef ribs in. Cover and cook at a steady simmer for 2 1/2 to 3 hours or until meat is falling off the bone. For oven method, braise in a preheated 350 degree oven for 2 1/2-3 hours.
Guess it was around Christmas, lol! The plate! Serve tacos with a simple Pico de Gallo Salsa and a serrano or jalapeño hot sauce.
Pico de Gallo
Serrano Hot Sauce
Tips- Strain the broth remaining in the cooker. Cover and chill overnight. Next day, skim the fat off of the top. This wil make a great addition to soups, guisados and sopa dishes.
Toasted Chile de Arbol Salsa
Click onto the picture above to see full recipe for Toasted Chile de Arbol Salsa on site.
Next day, I prepared some Panuchos. Panuchos are a fresh corn tortilla that is filled with a thin layer of smashed beans, then fried until crispy. It is topped with lettuce, shredded meat, pickled red onions, tomato and avocado. The most popular panuchos are those from the Yucatan, topped with Cochinita Pibil(roasted pork).