Aji-Beef Short Ribs with Golden Herbed Quinoa

Aji-Beef Short Ribs with Golden Herbed Quinoa

Ingredients icon 17 Ingredients
Servings icon Makes 4 to 6 servings
Time icon 1-3/4 to 2-3/4 hours

Ingredients

  • 3 pounds beef Short Ribs Bone-In, cut into 4 x 2 x 2-inch pieces

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper

  • 2 teaspoons olive oil

  • 1 large Spanish onion, chopped

  • 2 tablespoons aji amarillo paste

  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic

  • 1 cup dry red wine

  • 1 large unripe papaya

  • 1 tablespoon coarsely chopped fresh parsley

  • Coarsely chopped fresh parsley

Quinoa:

  • 1 cup uncooked quinoa

  • 1-3/4 cups water

  • 1 tablespoon Annatto Oil, recipe follows (optional)

  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper

  • 1 tablespoon coarsely chopped fresh parsley

Preparation

  1. Place beef short ribs on rack in broiler pan so surface of beef is 4 to 5 inches from heat. Broil 18 to 20 minutes or until browned, turning once. Season with salt and pepper. Reduce oven temperature to 325°F.

  2. Meanwhile heat olive oil in stockpot over medium heat until hot. Add onion; cook and stir 2 to 3 minutes or until tender. Stir in aji paste and garlic; cook and stir 1 minute. Add ribs and wine; bring to a boil. Cover tightly and braise in 325°F oven 1-1/2 to 2-1/2 hours or until beef is fork-tender.

  3. Thirty minutes before beef is done, peel papaya and cut into 1-inch pieces, reserving 1 heaping tablespoon seeds. Add papaya, reserved seeds and 1 tablespoon parsley to stockpot; continue braising, covered, 18 to 20 minutes or until papaya is tender.

  4. Meanwhile prepare quinoa. Place quinoa in lightly oiled 2-1/2-quart saucepan. Cook and stir over medium heat 2 minutes or until toasted and just starting to change color. Add water, Annatto Oil, if desired, salt and pepper; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer 12 to 15 minutes or until all liquid is absorbed. Remove from heat; let stand 5 minutes. Fluff with a fork; stir in parsley.

  5. Skim fat from cooking liquid. Serve short ribs and papaya with sauce over quinoa. Garnish with parsley, if desired.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition information per serving: 430 Calories; 171 kcal Calories from fat; 19 g Total Fat; 7 g Saturated Fat; 8 g Monounsaturated Fat; 79 mg Cholesterol; 251 mg Sodium; 30 g Total Carbohydrate; 3.5 g Dietary Fiber; 31 g Protein; 5.8 mg Iron; 3.9 mg Niacin; 0.4 mg Vitamin B6; 2.9 mcg Vitamin B12; 7.7 mg Zinc; 19.5 mcg Selenium;

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