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Buffalo Short Ribs In An Ancho Zinfandel Braise




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4 meaty buffalo short ribs, 3 bones each salt + black pepper

Ancho Zinfandel Braise

3 tablespoons olive oil

1 cup chopped onions

2garlic cloves, smashed and peeled

1 tablespoon raisins

3 ancho chiles

1 1/2 cups Zinfandel wine

4 cups chicken stock

1/2 cup chopped tomatoes

3 Mexican bay laurel leaves, ground

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon black pepper

1/2 teaspoon ground allspice

1/2 teaspoon

1/2 ground coriander

1/2 teaspoon canela


Choose ribs that are about 10 to 12 ounces. Salt and pepper them well all over. Using a cast-iron skillet, sear the ribs on all sides until they are very deeply browned, then place them in a baking dish.

Heat the olive oil in a saucepan. Add the onions and garlic and cook until well browned. Add the raisins and cook about a minute or until the raisins puff up. Add the remaining ingredients for the braise and simmer about 3 minutes. Pour this into a blender and purée it till very smooth, then pour it over the buffalo ribs.

Cover the baking pan tightly with aluminum foil.

Place it in a 300° oven. Bake about 3 hours or until completely tender. Check at the 3-hour point. You should be able to cut the meat with a spoon. If the ribs are not quite there, continue baking at 250° for up to another hour.


On top of polenta or mashed potatoes (Elote)




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