Greg DuPree
Hands-On Time
45 Mins
Total Time
990 (includes chilling)
Yield
8

They’re rich and smoky, lightly sweet, and tender through and through. One of the best parts? Most of the cooking time is hands off. Unlike many ribs that get seasoned right before browning, this rack gets salted at least 12 hours ahead of time. That’s because the salt is mixed right in with the marinade, giving it ample time to tenderize the meat. Then it gets gently cooked for about 3 hours, making for even more tender goodness. The dish is crowd-pleasing and easy to transport, meaning you can (and should!) take it to your next dinner party. Carry the ribs and sauce right in their pot then gently reheat them on the stove when you arrive. Pack the parsley mixture separately and sprinkle it on at the last minute.

How to Make It

Step 1

Stir together chiles, salt, paprika, oregano, pepper, cumin, cinnamon, ¼ cup of the oil, and half the garlic in a medium bowl. Rub ribs all over with chile mixture; cover and chill 12 to 24 hours.

Step 2

Preheat oven to 300°F. Let ribs stand at room temperature for 30 minutes. Bring broth to a boil in a medium saucepan and cook until reduced by half, 15 to 20 minutes.

Step 3

Meanwhile, heat remaining 2 tablespoons oil in a large heavy-bottomed pot over medium. Working in batches, add ribs and cook until browned, about 3 minutes per side; transfer ribs to a platter. Remove pot from heat, discard drippings, and wipe clean.

Step 4

Pour wine into pot and bring to a boil. Cook until reduced to 1 cup, about 5 minutes. Add reduced broth and stir to combine. Add ribs to pot along with tomatoes, celery, carrots, and onion. Return to a boil, cover, and transfer to oven.

Step 5

Braise until meat is very tender and easily pulls away from the bone, 3 to 3½ hours.

Step 6

Meanwhile, stir together parsley, mint, lemon zest, and remaining half of garlic in a small bowl.

Step 7

Transfer ribs to a serving platter and tent with foil. Skim fat from cooking liquid and discard. Strain braising liquid and discard solids. Serve ribs with sauce, topped with parsley mixture.

Chef's Notes


Tip: Transport the ribs and sauce right in their pot so you can gently reheat them on the stove when you arrive. Pack the parsley mixture separately and sprinkle it on at the last minute.

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