Chipotle-Braised Country Style Beef Ribs

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Ingredients
Total Recipe Time:  2 to 2-1/2 hours
Makes 4 to 6 servings


2 pounds beef Country-Style Ribs
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup chopped onion
1 can (28 ounces) crushed tomatoes, undrained
3 medium poblano peppers, seeded, coarsely chopped
1 to 2 chipotle peppers in adobo sauce, finely chopped


Toppings:
Chopped onion, cilantro and lime wedges (optional)
Instructions
1.Heat oil in stockpot over medium heat until hot. Brown half of beef ribs; remove from stockpot. Repeat with remaining beef. Season with salt.
2.Add onion to stockpot; cook 3 to 5 minutes or until tender, stirring occasionally. Stir in tomatoes, poblano and chipotle peppers. Return beef to stockpot; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover tightly and simmer 1-3/4 to 2 hours or until beef is fork-tender.
3.Remove beef; keep warm. Skim fat from cooking liquid. Spoon cooking liquid over beef. Garnish with chopped onion, cilantro and lime wedges, if desired.


Cook's Tip:  

Recipe can be prepared in a 3-1/2 to 5-1/2 quart slow cooker. Brown beef ribs if desired. Place ribs, onion, poblano peppers and chipotle peppers in 3-1/2 to 5-quart slow cooker. Top with tomatoes. Cover and cook on LOW 7-1/2 to 8-1/2 hours, or on HIGH 5 to 6 hours or until beef is fork-tender. (Do not stir during cooking.) Continue as directed in Step 3.

Recipe can be prepared in a 6-quart electric pressure cooker. Brown beef ribs if desired. Place ribs, onion, poblano peppers and chipotle peppers in pressure cooker. Top with tomatoes. Close and lock pressure cooker lid. Use beef, stew or high-pressure setting on pressure cooker; program 60 minutes on pressure cooker timer. Use quick release feature to release pressure; carefully remove lid. Continue as directed in Step 3. (This recipe variation was tested in an electric pressure cooker at high altitude. Cooking at an altitude of less than 3000 feet may require slightly less cooking time. Refer to the manufacturer's instructions.)



Nutritional Information
Nutrition information per serving; 4 servings: 349 calories; 19 g fat (8 g saturated fat; 9 g monounsaturated fat); 82 mg cholesterol; 465 mg sodium; 21 g carbohydrate; 5.3 g fiber; 28 g protein; 5.7 mg niacin; 0.6 mg vitamin B6; 2.6 mcg vitamin B12; 5.2 mg iron; 27.5 mcg selenium; 8.2 mg zinc; 103.6 mg choline.


This recipe is an excellent source of fiber, protein, niacin, vitamin B6, vitamin B12, iron, selenium and zinc; and a good source of choline.


Nutrition information per serving; 6 servings: 317 calories; 18 g fat (8 g saturated fat; 9 g monounsaturated fat); 82 mg cholesterol; 328 mg sodium; 14 g carbohydrate; 3.5 g fiber; 26 g protein; 4.9 mg niacin; 0.5 mg vitamin B6; 2.6 mcg vitamin B12; 4.2 mg iron; 27.0 mcg selenium; 8.0 mg zinc; 94.2 mg choline.


This recipe is an excellent source of protein, niacin, vitamin B6, vitamin B12, iron, selenium and zinc; and a good source of fiber and choline.
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