Recipe courtesy of Sergio Remolina
Tatemado Short Ribs (Tatemado de Costilla de Res)
13 hr
1 hr
4 servings
13 hr
1 hr
4 servings


  • Four 3-inch short ribs
  • 8 ancho chiles, deveined
  • 1 pound onions, quartered 
  • 5 cloves garlic 
  • 3 ounces piloncillo 
  • 4 cups pulque or beer 
  • 1/2 cup agave nectar 
  • 1/2 cup tequila 
  • 1 ounce fresh lard 
  • Kosher salt
  • 3 agave or maguey leaves 
  • 4 cactus paddles, spines removed
  • Serving suggestions: beans and tortillas


Cut the short ribs between the bones and remove excess fat.

Dry roast the ancho chiles on a comal, over an open fire or in a cast-iron pan over medium-high heat until beginning to blacken and blister. Transfer to a spice grinder and process to a fine powder.

In the same manner, dry roast the onions and garlic until beginning to blacken and blister. Combine the piloncillo, pulque, agave, tequila and ancho powder in a blender; blend until smooth. 

Heat the lard in a skillet and fry the chile mixture. Season with salt and let cool. Marinate the short ribs overnight in the chile mixture.

The next day, preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Dry roast the agave leaves over medium-high heat. Arrange the leaves in the bottom of a pan, to act as a steamer. Place the short ribs on top and cover with the marinade. Cover with the cactus paddles and seal with foil or a tight-fitting lid. Transfer to the oven and cook for about 4 hours.

Slice the cactus paddles into strips and divide the cactus and short ribs among 4 serving dishes. Serve with beans and tortillas.

This recipe was provided by a chef, restaurant or culinary professional. It has not been tested for home use.

Trending Videos 7 Videos

Lighter Chocolate Brownies 02:54

These fudgy chocolate brownies are surprisingly low in fat and calories.


G. Garvin's Short Ribs

Recipe courtesy of G. Garvin

Beef Short Ribs

Recipe courtesy of Patti LaBelle

Short Rib Ravioli and Creamy Mushroom Sauce

Recipe courtesy of Chuck Hughes

Cuban-Style Short Ribs

Recipe courtesy of Marite Acosta

Dad's Hawaiian-Style Beef Short Ribs

Recipe courtesy of Tia Mowry

Kalbi (Korean Barbequed Beef Short Ribs)

Recipe courtesy of Judiann Woo

Worcestershire Braised Short Ribs Bunny Chow

Recipe courtesy of Andy Van Willigan|Travis Schmidt

Easy BBQ Short Ribs

Recipe courtesy of Sunny Anderson

Short Rib and Bechamel Lasagna

Recipe courtesy of Laura Vitale

Trending Videos

So Much Pretty Food Here