I’ve made the conscious decision that I cannot and will not carry a purse any longer. Pretty much because I take my lifting shoes with me wherever I go. And two water bottles. And tape. And a lacrosse ball. And 2-3 containers of Tupperware. And another change of shoes. Yeah…a purse just ain’t cuttin’ it. So I’ve moved to a back pack. I’ve wanted to get a super stylish Lululemon tote/bag/thing to carry around with me so I don’t look like a school child, but those things cost like a million dollars. More like $130, but come on, I don’t just have $130 sitting around. I have a change jar people. That I utilize. Often.

OMG. I forgot to tell you guys, my first cooking video for Again Faster came out! I made my Sweet Potato and Apple Breakfast Patties for the video! An old recipe but a goodie. I kind of burned the patties on film, but whatevs. Thank goodness I had Patrick Cummings to do an amazing job with the photography so it still looked edible. I still ate most of it.  I’ll seriously eat anything though.

This was the first video I shot so you can tell I’m a bit nervous. And awkward. And I have real people clothes on so I’m even MORE awkward. I shot 7 cooking videos out in Boston. That means 7 different outfits. Do you know how difficult it was to come up with SEVEN different outfits? Way difficult. I think I was pittin’ out in every video. Cute.

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Crockpot Coffee Ancho Chile Short Ribs

  • Yield: 3-4 1x

Ingredients

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  • 4lbs Grass Fed Beef Short Ribs
  • 1 cup Chameleon Cold Brew Coffee or your choice of brewed coffee
  • 1 large yellow onion, rougly sliced
  • 4 dried ancho chiles, stems and seeds removed
  • 4 garlic cloves
  • 2 tablespoons raw honey
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1/2 cup vegetable broth or water
  • salt and pepper, to taste

Instructions

  1. Place dried ancho chiles in a bowl and cover with hot water. Let sit for around 20-30 minutes until soft.
  2. Add your softened ancho chiles, brewed coffee, garlic cloves, honey, olive oil, lime and salt and pepper in your food processor and puree.
  3. Place onions in the bottom of your crockpot and add your water or broth.
  4. Stack your short ribs on top of onions then pour your coffee-ancho chile sauce on top.
  5. Top with a bit more salt.
  6. Cover and let cook on low for 6-8 hours or high for 5-7 hours.
  7. Be ready for that meat to fall off the bone your onions to more caramelized than you’ve ever seen before! Boom!

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88 Comments

  1. Sasha says:

    I just finished eating this and it was delicious! I made a few modifications, I used pork ribs instead and I could not for the life of me find dried ancho chiles so I just used a poblano pepper (which is equivalent to anchos on the scoville scale) and one red hot chilli pepper since I like a bit of spice. This recipe probably could have used a little more flavour, I added a touch of chipotle powder but I might try to play around and add some more spices next time. But the ribs did fall right off and were so tender and juicy! And for those who don’t have a food processor I used my magic bullet and it was fine, I threw the poblano and red chilli pepper in the bullet too. Mine did not turn out a dark brown but I don’t really care if it looks the same. You could grill it on the BBQ for a bit if you are really worried but I found the sauce thickened a bit with the onions in there so it was good for me and my boyfriend!

  2. Ed says:

    This recipe looks soooo goood. How spicy is this? Just a hint? Some of the members of my family don’t like spice at all. Thanks in advance for any help.

    1. juli says:

      i think it’s medium hot

      1. Ed says:

        Thanks Juli. Do you think this recipe would work with only one or even no ancho chiles?

  3. Dennis says:

    Any recommendations on how to make thins in a dutch oven?

  4. marry says:

    really great, i will follow it

  5. Marry says:

    We made this the other day and it was Awesome!

  6. Loree says:

    At first glance we couldn’t resist the temptation to put this in the croc pot. Followed the directions word for word. Put it in the crock pot and let it fall off the bone good for 8 hours. After an eventful day at work, walking in the house smelled delightful. The aroma of the garlic and coffee was overwhelming. Much to our surprise once we sunk our teeth in, there was no flavor whatsoever. We were both so disappointed, but hopeful to find something with flavor!

  7. leigh says:

    I’m old…..not cobweb crotchety old but old enough that I have learned ..that if you want something…like a lulu bag and just can’t swing the cost…This is what you do.
    Be completely reckless and irresponsible and take the money out of the utility bill money and go get the fricken bag ..or order it online or whatever it takes. GET THE BAG…c’mon..with all we put up with on a
    daily basis to survive in this world and the way we work and slave…yes slave in the gym and strive to be the best we can. WE DESERVE A PRESENT TO OURSELVES. So girl….get the bag…just go on and get it.
    Many times (ok..this is my older wisdom kickin in)…many times…I have spent my last dollar on something that I just had to have. Juggled some bills around ..gave a sob story or two to the billing dept of the power company….water utilities. But you know what??…I got what I wanted and it felt suppa good.