Mango Tango Short Ribs
4-5 lbs beef short ribs, bone in
1 lime, zest and juice
1 cup long grain rice
2 tablespoons instant minced onion
1 tablespoon sweet Hungarian paprika
2 teaspoons instant minced garlic
2 teaspoons dried thyme leaves, crushed
1 teaspoon coarse salt
2 teaspoons ground allspice
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon ginger
1 tablespoon turbinado sugar
2 teaspoons fresh coarse ground black pepper
1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 ripe mango, peeled, pitted and cut into small cubes
1 cup orange juice
1 medium onion, peeled, chopped
3 garlic cloves
1 (14 1/2 ounce) can dice cut tomatoes
2 tablespoons cider vinegar
2 tablespoons turbinado sugar
1/4 cup dark raisins
1 habanero pepper
In a small bowl, prepare the dry rub by thoroughly mixing all ingredients together.
Wash the ribs under running water, pat dry, rub the lime juice over ribs; generously rub the dry rub into meat. Cover and refrigerate, allowing ribs to marinade for 4 to 6 hours.
Prepare the mango sauce by placing ingredients in a heavy saucepan, make a slit in the pepper with a sharp knife before adding to the pot; bring ingredients to a boil, reduce heat and simmer until mixture is reduced and thick; approximately 20 minutes. Remove the pepper, puree remaining ingredients in blender, stir the lime zest into puree. Place in container and refrigerate until you are ready to prepare the ribs.
Remove meat from refrigerator 30 minutes before cooking time and allow it to stand at room temperature. Preheat broiler on high, spray a broiling pan with cooking spray, place the ribs on prepared pan, broil until meat browns, and turn as needed in order for all sides to brown evenly.
Remove meat from oven, place in heavy pot, pour mango sauce over meat, cover and cook at 300 degrees for 2 to 2-1/2 hours or until meat is tender. Several times during the cooking process, skim fat from broth.
Cook the rice as per package directions, remove meat from sauce, skim additional fat if needed, pour sauce into small bowl and serve as a dipping sauce for the ribs or if serving as a main course, place ribs on top of cooked rice and spoon the sauce over. Enjoy!