This Mexican feast is full of flavour and perfect for sharing. The flanken cut ribs will need to be cut by a butcher, but seek them out as they taste so delicious.
Prep Time1 hr
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time1 hr 30 mins
Servings: 4


For the ribs

  • 4 beef ribs cut widthways to 1cm/½in thickness
  • 1 bunch of coriander stalks and leaves finely chopped
  • 4 limes juice only
  • 2 banana shallots chopped
  • 4 tbsp olive or avocado oil
  • 1-2 tsp ground cumin
  • ½ tsp ground coriander
  • 3 garlic cloves chopped
  • 1 jalapeño chilli chopped

For the homemade Tortilla Chips

  • 6 corn tortillas
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil

For the salsa

  • 2 corn on the cobs left whole but husks removed
  • 4 to matillos finely chopped
  • 1 garlic clove finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp finely chopped coriander
  • 2 tbsp white wine vinegar
  • pinch sugar
  • pinch salt
  • For the guacamole
  • 1 ripe avocado flesh chopped
  • ½ green chilli finely chopped
  • ½ red onion very finely chopped
  • lime juice to taste
  • 2 tbsp chopped coriander


  • Put the ribs into a large tray and add the remaining ingredients, reserving half the chilli for the salsa, and stir to combine. Leave to marinade at room temperature for at least 1 hour.
  • For the tortilla chips, preheat the oven to 200C/180C Fan/Gas 6.
  • Cut the tortillas into triangles, place on a baking tray and drizzle with the oil. Bake for 6–8 minute.
  • For the salsa, place the corn onto a large griddle pan and cook until browned all over. Remove the kernels and place into a large bowl. Add the remaining ingredients and the reserved chilli and mix.
  • For the guacamole, put all the ingredients into a pestle and mortar and pound to combine.
  • To cook the ribs, heat a large griddle pan over a high heat add the ribs and cook on each side of 1–2 minutes. Warm through the left over marinade in a small saucepan.
  • Place the cooked ribs, salsa, guacamole and tortilla chips onto a large serving plate. Drizzle the warm marinade over the ribs and serve.


Recipe sourced from BBC Food
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