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Short Rib Tacos

Short Rib Tacos combine oven braised short ribs with a quick to make pineapple and avocado salsa for a taco truck worthy experience in the comfort of your own home.

Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword Tacos
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours 30 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 50 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 325 kcal
Author Foodtastic Mom


  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 8 English cut beef short ribs
  • 2 tbsp light brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp chipotle chili powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 12 oz can sparkling water or club soda
  • 1 recipe pineapple salsa
  • 12 street taco flour tortillas


  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. 

  2. In an oven-safe, heavy bottomed pot (with a lid), heat the oil over medium heat. Add the short ribs and brown on all sides.

  3. Whisk together the brown sugar, chipotle chili powder, salt, smoked paprika and garlic powder. Sprinkle the seasonings over the browned short ribs.

  4. Pour the sparkling water into the pot and scrape up any browned bits stuck to the bottom. Put the lid on the pot and place the pot into the oven.

  5. Cook the short ribs for 2 1/2 - 3 hours, until they are fall off the bone tender.

  6. Shred the meat, removing any large pieces of fat and discard the bones.

  7. Stir in a little of the cooking liquid to the shredded beef. Top each tortilla with the beef and the pineapple salsa.