My client Marilyn found this fall-off-the-bone, spicy, delectable rib dish. The coffee, wine, and adobo peppers combine to make it a rich delight with tons of meat to use solo as an entrée, or over spaghetti squash.



3# short ribs

1 large onion

 3 cloves garlic

1/2 can adobo chili pepper in sauce

1 cup strongly brewed coffee

1 cup red wine (Cab or Syrah)

3 tspn olive oil

2 tspn oregano

salt & pepper



Preheat oven to 325°

Sprinkle ribs with salt & pepper

Heat oil in large skillet

Brown ribs on both sides, turning once, 4m each side

Transfer to large dutch oven

Add more oil and sauté onion 3m

Add garlic and chili pepper, cook 1 more min

Add coffee and wine, cook 2m

Stir in oregano

Add to dutch oven over ribs

Cook in oven at least 2 hrs

Marilyn’s Short Ribs Braised in Coffee