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Zesty Beef Ribs in Salsa

Beef in Salsa
Cooking Method
Cuisine ,
Difficulty Intermediate
Prep Time: 15 min Cook Time: 25 min Total Time: 40 mins
Servings 4
Calories 250
Best Season Suitable throughout the year

There are a couple of variations to making our beef ribs in salsa recipe. As I mentioned, we use thin beef ribs, but you can use thicker ribs if you wish, just adjust the cooking time accordingly. Pork ribs can also be used. Also, don't be afraid to use the rub of your choice.

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  • 3/4 kilograms Beef ribs
  • 1 Fresh tomato cut in half
  • 1 small Jalapeno
  • 3 cloves Garlic
  • 1 cup Water
  • 1 cup Medium salsa (store bought)
  • 1 Beef bouillon cube
  • 1 teaspoon Ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Flavour explosion
  • 1/2 teaspoon Ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/2 medium Sliced onion
  • 2 Bay leaves
  • 2 medium Size whole green onions (trimmed)
  1. To Make the Salsa, add the tomato, jalapeno, garlic, water, salsa, beef bouillon, and pepper to a blender. Pulse until completely  combined and liquified. 

  2. Place the ribs into a large mixing bowl and add the garlic powder, onion powder, flavour explosion, pepper, and salt. Toss and message into the meat until well combined. 

  3. Add some oil to a pan over medium high heat. Place the ribs in and fry, in batches, on each side until they are browned.

  4. Set the ribs aside to rest.

  5. In the same pan, add the onion in and saute until it starts to become translucent. 

  6. Pour the salsa mixture and bay leaves in, stir, and bring it to a rapid boil.

  7. Put the ribs back in and lay the green onions over the top. Place a lid on the pan, lower the heat, and allow it to simmer for 20 to 25 minutes.

  8. Plate the ribs and spoon some of the sauce over. 

  9. Serve with rice on the side and enjoy your beef ribs in salsa.

Nutrition Facts

Servings 1

Amount Per Serving
Calories 250
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 28g44%
Saturated Fat 5.6g28%
Cholesterol 54mg18%
Sodium 256mg11%
Potassium 325mg10%
Total Carbohydrate 3.6g2%
Dietary Fiber 0.7g3%
Sugars 0.4g
Protein 18g36%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs. Nutritional values are a within reason estimate and my vary depending on several factors.


The ingredients and amounts can vary too when it comes to the salsa. For example, if you find there is too much heat, cut back on the jalapeno. If you want more heat, add more pepper.

David Hood
A Food Blogger

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Hey, I’m David Hood And I’m so happy you’re here!! So many of my favorite memories in life seem to take place around the table, especially when surrounded by people I love. And of course, all the better when nourished by some seriously delicious foodHappy Cooking! 

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