Crocktoberfest: Yucatan Braised Short Ribs and Chipotle-Cheddar Mashed Potatoes

4 Oct

This month, I’ll be trying all kinds of slow cooker recipes and putting my favorites on the blog. I will call in Crocktoberfest. I have only used my crockpot a couple of times since we got it for our wedding. I figured fall was the prefect time to change that.

Look for a new crockpot recipe every Friday this month. This first recipe is an adaptation of a dish Yucatan Taco Stand used to serve, that I clipped from Fort Worth Foodie magazine a few years ago.

Crocktoberfest: Yucatan Braised Short Ribs and Chipotle Cheddar Potatoes

Yucatan Braised Short Ribs

  • 1/2 T cumin
  • 1 t cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 T  paprika
  • 1 t dried oregano
  • 3/4 t dried thyme
  • 1/2 t dried basil,
  • 1/4 t onion powder
  • 1/4 t garlic powder
  • 1/4 t red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 t dried cilantro
  • 1/4 t dried rosemary
  • 2 lbs. beef short ribs
  • 1 cup beef broth
  • 1 1/2 cups diced carrots
  • 1 cup diced onion
  • 4 cloves minced garlic
  • 4 springs fresh cilantro + 1/2 T chopped
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 1 tsp. diced shallot

In a small bowl, mix the first eleven herbs and spices listed. Rub this on the ribs and layer evenly in the crockpot. Next, add the garlic, onion, carrots, and broth. Top with the fresh cilantro and cook on low for 6 hours. Remove the ribs and add the juices to a small saucepan. Add the OJ, the chopped cilantro, and the shallot and bring to a boil. Reduce by half. Use this a sauce for the ribs. Serve with:

Chipotle-Cheddar Mashed Potatoes

  • 2-3 red potatoes
  • 1 chipotle pepper in adobo sauce, diced
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar
  • 1 T butter
  • 2 T milk

Cube the potatoes and place them in a pot of boiling water. Cook 12 minutes or until tender. Drain the water and put to potatoes in a mixing bowl. While hot, add the cheddar, butter, chipotle, and milk. Using a potato masher or electric mixer, mash the potatoes.

Do you have any favorite slow cooker recipes you’d like to share?


3 Responses to “Crocktoberfest: Yucatan Braised Short Ribs and Chipotle-Cheddar Mashed Potatoes”


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