These Sweet Heat BBQ Braised Rib Tacos are the perfect easy dish for the summer or any season. Packed with bold, savory flavors–this recipe is a sure crowd pleaser and is finger-licking goodness on a plate. Slow Cooker option available.
Sponsored Post: This post is sponsored by Sweeet Heat, but the content and opinions expressed are all based on my genuine love for this brand and are my own. Thanks so much for supporting the brands I love.
I couldn’t be more excited to share this recipe with ya’ll. It’s such a flavorful dish and for those of you who follow Orchids + Sweet Tea regularly—you know that I’m all about flavor!
While I’ve been spending the past few days revamping old recipes and re-shooting my food photography for those recipes, I’m happy to have gotten the chance to create something new.
Braised Ribs has been one of the few recipes that I thoroughly enjoy from start to finish. Growing up in Florida, ribs are often one of the staples meats. that exist in a plate of food.
Believe it or not, ribs are often eaten for breakfast alongside a dish of eggs, waffles, pancakes, or perhaps grits. It’s just that serious when it comes to flavor AND food in the South. No skimping. Haha.
So, in true Southern fashion, I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to try this Sweeet Heat Southern BBQ Blend seasoning. Instantly, I thought of using it on ribs and it works!
I’m so ready to have another one of these tacos as we speak. They’re just that good!
Now that we’re on the subject of tacos—these Vegan Black Bean Tacos + Avocado Basil Mango Sauce were just as good. They’re Perfect as a healthier lunch or dinner option.
When it comes to other delicious meals that boast of some good BBQ flavor, this Oven Baked Braised BBQ Chicken + Veggies recipe is the perfect warm one-pot meal on any given day.
For those of you who enjoy Meatless Mondays or simply try to incorporate days where you don’t have any meat, these Spicy BBQ Lentil Quinoa Vegan Burgers are certainly the new way to enjoy a nice hearty meal without the meat.
Of course, we’ve got this list of Awesome Meat Substitutes to Try This Year, which helps you find ways to incorporate protein into your diet while you say ‘yes’ to eating a whole diet and ‘no’ to eating meat if desired.
I couldn’t talk about BBQ without mentioning these delicious BBQ Sriracha ‘Pulled Chicken’ Sandwiches! Full of flavor and a nice kick of spice, this chicken sandwich is perfectly put together in between two buttery brioche buns and makes for the ideal quick and easy way to satisfy those taste buds in just under 15 minutes.
OK, so back to this Sweeet Heat Southern BBQ Blend seasoning—-it’s such a delicious blend ya’ll. Made with a spicy + sweet mix of dark brown sugar, sea salt, paprika, coriander, ancho chili powder, cayenne, cinnamon, pepper, nutmeg, and ginger; this blend is the real deal when it comes to true Southern flavors.
Plus, this blend is super affordable and a little definitely goes a long way (although I am one who heavily seasons my food so I delved into this stuff—Haha.). You can purchase it directly on the site using the link here.
The awesome thing about this company is that they also have All-Purpose Rubs, Seafood Rubs (which I’ve tried + will be sharing my recipe soon), and sauces.
When I added this seasoning to my braised ribs, I must admit that having a BBQ Blend seasoning + BBQ sauce made these ribs SO AMAZING!
What You’ll Love About These Tacos The Most?
Easy to make.
Not much work is required while ribs are cooking on their own, much like a Slow Cooker meal.
Minimal ingredients to create taco.
Fun meal for entire family.
Great option for gatherings.
Did I mention the burst of flavor? Haha.
OK, let’s dig right into this recipe shall we?
Preheat your oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
Season the beef ribs and let sit for 10-15 minutes so that seasoning infuses into meat. **NOTE: Seasoning meat overnight creates best results.**
Add 1-2 Tbsps of Extra Virgin Olive oil (or grapeseed oil if preferred) to a large dutch pot on medium heat and add diced onions and garlic and stir frequently until translucent and fragrant, about 2 minutes or so.
Add seasoned beef ribs and allow them to brown on one side, about 3-4 minutes, before turning them to their opposite side to brown as well.
Once fully browned, remove ribs (and set aside) from pot and add chicken broth and scrape bottom of pot to get all seasonings and browned bits of flavor. Now, slowly stir in BBQ sauce until well combined.
Add beef ribs in again, stirring once or twice to coat everything and place lid over dutch pot.
Place the dutch pot with ribs in the oven and bake for 3-4 hours, turning the ribs to their opposite sides midway through the time.
Once the sauce has completely thickened and the ribs are tender enough that they’ve ‘fallen off their bones’, carefully remove the dutch pot from the oven and let sit for a few minutes, about 10-15 minutes. **NOTE: Having oven on broil in the last 10 minutes of cooking should thicken sauce if it still hasn’t thickened all the way. **
Once cooled, begin ‘shredding’ the ribs using a knife and fork or two forks. Set meat aside.
To serve, lightly toast your flour tortillas, then assemble tacos by: adding your choice of greens (spinach, arugula, lettuce, etc), then shredded ribs, tomatoes, jalapeños, cheese (optional), sour cream, and your favorite sauce/condiment (I used Yellowbird Sauce Habanero Hot Sauce).
Repeat until all tacos are assembled.
If you choose to make these Sweet Heat BBQ Braised Rib Tacos or any other recipe from us, be sure to tag us on Instagram at #Orchidsandsweettea so that we can share the love, rate, comment below, + share!
Sweet Heat BBQ Braised Rib Tacos.