Mexican Short Ribs With Dried Cherries

Upon arriving at our friend’s house in CA, we were greeted with the awesome aroma of these short ribs cooking. They were fall off the bone and the gravy that it made was just the best. Had the rest of c the gravy tonight over the left over scalloped potatoes.
1 (16 oz) jar roasted red sweet peppers, drained (about 2 cups)
3 tables Mexican Chile Cocoa Spice
3 lbs bone in beef short ribs
1 Large onion, chopped
3 cloves garlic minced
1 cup red wine or beef broth
1 (14 1/2 oz) can diced tomatoes, undrained
3/4 cup low sodium beef broth
1/3 cup dried cherries

in a blender puree sweet peppers and Mexican chili cocoa spice, set a side. Season beef with 1 teaspoon salt and 1 half teaspoon pepper. Coat a Dutch oven with Pam cooking spray; heat over medium high heat. Add beef. Cook until deep brown all over about 10 minutes. Transfer to a plate. Drain all but 2 tablespoons fat from pan. Place sliced onion in pan and cook and stir over medium heat 5 minutes. Add garlic and cook and stir 1 minute more.add red pepper puree to onion mixture And cook while stirring 3 minutes. Transfer mixture to a 6 quart slow cooker. Add tomatoes, broth, cherries and ribs. Along with any juices on plate. Cook on low for 8 to 10 hours or on HIGH 4 to 5 hours. Transfer ribs to a platter. Skim and discard excess fat from liquid. Pour Sauce over ribs.

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