Tortillas with fall apart tender BBQ beef ribs

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Tortillas with fall apart tender BBQ beef ribs

I’ve always cooked beef ribs to what i thought is perfection. But what if I cooked it a little longer?

This is another culinary adventure. We are going to cook beef ribs until they are fall-apart tender. And then we are going to make the best tortillas with a homemade salsa.


  • Beef ribs
  • Olive oil

The beef rub

  • 1 part sea salt
  • ½ part ground black pepper
  • 1/8 part garlic powder
  • 1/8 part onion powder

For the Salsa

  • Olive oil
  • 3 cloves of garlic
  • 4 jalapeño peppers
  • 1 large shallot
  • 5 medium-sized tomatoes

For the tortillas

  • 2 cups of cornflower
  • 2½ cups of water
  • 1 tsp salt

How to

  1. Trim of the silver skin and large pieces of fat from the beef ribs. This is going to allow all the flavors to penetrate the meat.
  2. Rub it with some olive oil and sprinkle it with the beef rub
  3. Fire up your smoker to a temperature of 140°C (285F) and smoke the ribs for 3 hours until they have a nice smoke color.
  4. Wrap the ribs in butchers paper and put them back in the smoker till it reaches a core temperature of 98°C (210F)
  5. Now you have time to make the salsa. Put up a pan with a little bit of olive oil and fry the cloves of garlic, jalapeño peppers and shallot until the cloves have a golden color and the peppers and shallot a bit of char.
  6. Take it all out and grill the tomatoes till they also have some char. Let it all cool and chop everything fine.
  7. Now it’s time for the second fry. Add more olive oil to the pan and fry the tomato pulp for 20 minutes till almost al the moisture is gone.
  8. Now add the rest of the ingredients, add a teaspoon of the beef rub, and fry and stir until the salsa is getting darker. This can take up to 30 minutes.
  9. When the beef ribs reached 98°C place it packed in a cooler to let it rest for at least an hour.
  10. That gives you time to make the tortillas by first mixing all the ingredients and roll some golf ball size balls.
  11. Now cut off some pieces of baking paper and place it on both sides of the tortilla press.
  12. Place the dough ball en make the tortillas.
  13. Grill them in a hot pan on both sides until they look good.
  14. After an hour of rest open up the butcher paper and pull apart the meat.
  15. Now load up your tortillas with the beef and your homemade salsa.

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