• Prep Time
    25 Mins
  • Cook Time
    0 Mins
  • Total Time
    25 Mins
  • The base number of servings for this recipe is 4
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    Xicotepec-Style Pork Spare Ribs

    Xicotepec-Style Pork Spare Ribs are a very traditional and simple dish from Xicotepec de Juarez, a small town in the State of Puebla, Mexico. The adobo or spice rub is made with ancho chiles or poblano chiles (which as the name implies, originate in the State of Puebla), sweet piloncillo, cumin, and garlic. 


    Ingredients
    For the Xicotepec Adobo
    13
    ancho chiles
    7
    cloves
    garlic, crushed
    6
    teaspoons
    piloncillo or dark brown sugar
    12
    black peppercorns, crushed
    3
    fresh bay leaves, broken
    1/2
    teaspoon
    coriander seed, crushed
    For the Ribs
    2
    cups
    Xicotepec adobo
    2 1/2
    pounds
    pork spare ribs, cut into 2 pieces
    2/3
    cup
    vegetable stock
    Directions
    To make the adobo: Seed chiles and toast on comal or flat top until dark brown but not burnt. Then rehydrate chiles in 1 cup water. Blend garlic, sugar, peppercorns, bay leaves and coriander with some of the chile water. Add chiles gradually and blend until smooth, it should be a paste (not a sauce). Salt to taste.
    For the ribs: rub ribs with adobo paste and refrigerate overnight. Preheat oven to 275 degrees. Place ribs in no more than 2 layers in a pan. Add stock. Cook until tender (about 1 1/2 hours).

    The base number of servings for this recipe is 4
    OK

    Categories 

    Family-friendlyPork

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