Whenever Josie and I get together, we know we are going to be cooking together. For whatever reason, we feel the need to front like we might actually make something other than Mexican food. After some hemming and hawing, we eventually get real and just decide which type of tacos and which type of margaritas we will be making this time. Last time she visited me, we invited three of my other best friends over and it was a pretty perfect night. My best girls, dranks (yeah, not drinks), and really incredible tacos. We made two types that evening and both were amazing, but these guajillo-braised short rib tacos were unforgettable.
I mean it. I think about them almost daily. If short ribs weren’t such a splurge, I would make them every week. I truly adore this recipe. I have made them once since our spectacular night and I’m already feeling the itch again. We started our kitchen remodel this week so I won’t be making them at home any time soon, but if any Indy friends want to volunteer their kitchen for a few hours, I’ll be over with margarita supplies and dinner ready in about 4 hours. This is the best kind of recipe for cooking with those you love because the downtime during braising means you can lazily make guacamole, sip margaritas, make tortillas – just really take time to enjoy the process and time together. And then, in a few hours, enjoy some bad ass short rib tacos that will be the stuff of dreams for weeks to come.