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mexican pork ribs recipe

Pork Ribs Recipe

These pork ribs are simmered in an amazing red salsa that will have you licking your fingers!

Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword costillas de puerco, mexican pork ribs, pork ribs, ribs
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Servings 4
Calories 496 kcal
Author carissa


For the ribs

  • 2 lbs pork ribs
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1/4 white onion piece

For the Salsa Roja

  • 7 guajillo chilies
  • 3 morita chilies
  • 3 roma tomatoes
  • 1/4 white onion piece
  • 2 cloves garlic


For the Ribs

  1. Put ribs, salt, garlic cloves and onion in a pot. Cover with about 2 cups of water.

  2. Bring ribs to a boil then reduce heat to medium and simmer for about 35 minutes or until the water is gone.

  3. Once the water is gone. The ribs will continue to cook in their own fat,

  4. Let the ribs brown in their own fat.

For the Salsa Roja

  1. Put the chilies and tomatoes in a pot and cover with water.

  2. Bring to a boil over medium heat.

  3. Boil for about 10 minutes.

  4. Transfer the chilies and tomatoes to a blender. Add the onion, garlic cloves and 1 1/2 cups of the water used to boil the chilies to the blender.

  5. Blend the salsa well.

  6. Strain the salsa over the ribs using a mesh strainer. Use a spoon to help push the salsa through the strainer.

  7. Salt the salsa and ribs to taste. Stir it. Then cover and simmer on low for about 20 minutes.

  8. Serve with white rice and corn tortillas.

Nutrition Facts
Pork Ribs Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 496 Calories from Fat 342
% Daily Value*
Fat 38g58%
Saturated Fat 12g75%
Cholesterol 127mg42%
Sodium 724mg31%
Potassium 638mg18%
Carbohydrates 12g4%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 7g8%
Protein 27g54%
Vitamin A 2010IU40%
Vitamin C 10mg12%
Calcium 38mg4%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.