Mexican Short Rib Tacos

Elevate your taco night with the irresistible flavors of Mexican Short Rib Tacos! Discover the step-by-step process for preparing them using a Z Grills pellet grill.
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 5 hours
Total Time 5 hours 20 minutes


  • Z Grills Smoker Grill
  • Cheery pellets


  • Short ribs
  • 4-5 Dried guajillo chile peppers Split to remove the seeds
  • 1 oregano
  • chipotle peppers in adobo sauce
  • corn tortilla
  • Taco toppings
  • diced onion
  • diced red cabbage
  • cotija cheese
  • sour cream
  • cilantro
  • lime


  • Salt and Pepper the short ribs
  • Smoke @250f for 1 hour
  • After 1 hour remove and add to a tin with rack along with the guajillo peppers.
  • Smoke 250f for another 1.3 Hours
  • After that 1.3 hours remove the peppers from the tin and put on the side.
  • Add 1 TSP better than bouillon beef base, 1 cup water
  • Add ribs back to rack over the beef base and continue smoking
  • Continue smoking the short rib till tooth pick tender or 197-205f is reached.(spritz with ACV at hour 4…
  • Once the proper temp is reached, remove from the smoker to rest.
  • After 20 min resting, depone and chop up the meat


3/4 liquid from tin leaving some in the tin
1 TSP oregano
1 TSP chipotle peppers in adobo sauce
blend together adding to the meat
Cost: 20
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American

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