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
- 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.
- Rub it with some olive oil and sprinkle it with the beef rub
- 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.
- Wrap the ribs in butchers paper and put them back in the smoker till it reaches a core temperature of 98°C (210F)
- 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.
- Take it all out and grill the tomatoes till they also have some char. Let it all cool and chop everything fine.
- 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.
- 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.
- When the beef ribs reached 98°C place it packed in a cooler to let it rest for at least an hour.
- That gives you time to make the tortillas by first mixing all the ingredients and roll some golf ball size balls.
- Now cut off some pieces of baking paper and place it on both sides of the tortilla press.
- Place the dough ball en make the tortillas.
- Grill them in a hot pan on both sides until they look good.
- After an hour of rest open up the butcher paper and pull apart the meat.
- Now load up your tortillas with the beef and your homemade salsa.
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