5 from 3 votes
Simple Short Rib Tacos with Homemade Tomatillo Salsa
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
30 mins
Simple Short Rib tacos with an easy homemade tomatillo salsa out of the leftovers from the day before in less than 30 minutes! An easy recipe that’s both fast and delicious! A complete win/win!
Course: Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: short rib tacos
Servings: 4
Calories: 448 kcal
Author: Michele Hall
  1. Warm tortillas, wrapped in foil packet in a 325° oven for 10 minutes. (SEE NOTE 2)
  2. Place leftover ribs on a cutting board and pull the meat into bite size portions.
  3. Place 1/4 cup chicken broth or water in saute pan and add rib pieces.
  4. Heat to medium, slowly warming the rib meat.
  5. Once meat is to desired temperature, turn heat to low to maintain warmth.
  6. Build taco by placing meat in tortilla, topping with chopped tomato and salsa to taste.
  7. Sprinkle top of tacos with parmesan cheese. (I grate it fresh, but in a pinch the Kraft green canned style works great!) The parmesan adds a nice depth of flavor!
  8. Serve immediately.
Recipe Notes

NOTE 1If you don't want to make the red eye ribs, or if you realize you ate even your extra portion of ribs you can make the ribs as follows.

Take 2-3 lbs of boneless ribs and season with salt and pepper.
In a stock pot place 1-2 tablespoons olive oil and heat to high. Flour rib meat and then place in warmed oil and brown on all sides. Then remove from pan. Add another tablespoon of oil and place 2 cloves garlic and 1/2 small diced onion in to brown. Then place ribs back in pan. Pour enough chicken broth to cover ribs. Bring to a simmer (small bubbles coming up) and allow to braise for 1-2 hours. Season the broth with salt and pepper. You will know when the ribs are done when you can easily pull them apart with your fork (no knife necessary.) Remove ribs from the broth and then follow current recipe for tacos. Alternatively you can place all of these ingredients in a crock pot overnight.

NOTE 2 Place the same number of tortillas per person in different foil bags. For example, for three people your first foil packet will have 3 tortillas. That way when you go to make the second round of tortillas they are in an unopened packet and are still nice and warm!