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Beef Short Ribs with Chipotle Smashed Sweet Potatoes

  • Author: Jessi's Kitchen
  • Prep Time: 20
  • Cook Time: 180
  • Total Time: 3 hours 20 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x


Slow-cooked boneless short ribs served with creamy, spicy smashed potatoes. 



Beef Short Ribs

  • 2lbs (4 pieces) boneless short ribs (ordered ours on Butcher Box)*
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • ½ tsp cumin
  • ½ tsp cocoa powder
  • ½ tsp smoked paprika
  • ½ tsp dried oregano
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 1 red onion, chopped
  • 2 cups bone broth or beef stock

Chipotle Smashed Sweet Potatoes

  • 1.52lbs Sweet Potato, cut in to 4 large pieces
  • 3 Tbsp grass-fed butter or ghee
  • 3 Tbsp coconut milk or cream
  • 2 Tbsp chipotle in adobo sauce, chopped
  • ¼ cup fresh cilantro, chopped
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp sea salt

Optional Toppings

  • Julienned Jicama
  • Jalapeno
  • Cilantro
  • Lime


  1. Preheat oven to 350 and heat a large enamel or cast iron Dutch oven on the stove to medium-high heat and add the olive oil.
  2. Mix together the chili powder, cumin, cocoa powder, paprika, oregano, black pepper and salt in a bowl. Sprinkle the rub on the short ribs and rub it on to the meat.
  3. Place the short ribs in the hot oil and sear for 2-3 minutes a side and then remove from the pan and place on a plate.
  4. Add the onion and garlic to the pan and sauté for about 2 minutes and then add the broth.
  5. Place the short ribs back in the dutch oven and put a lid on it and let it slow cook in the oven for 2.5-3 hours or until meat is tender and falling apart.
  6. Heat a large pot of water to medium-high heat and add the sweet potatoes and let boil for 25-30 minutes or until they are softened. Drain the potatoes in to a colander and let cool slightly. Remove the peel and then put the sweet potatoes in to a large bowl.
  7. Add the butter, coconut milk, cilantro, chipotles, garlic and salt and mash the mixture with a hand or stand mixer and mix until creamy.
  8. Add some smashed sweet potatoes to a small cast iron skillet or server (optional) and top with the short rib, jicama, cilantro, jalapeno and lime.


  • You can also use bone-in short ribs but you may need closer to 3 pounds since the bone adds weight.

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