Bone-In Pork Rib Tacos With Vegetables

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What do you get when you combine the best dishes that food has to offer? You may come out with this bone-in pork rib tacos with vegetables. By the way, the vegetables are optional, but these tacos will be good either way.

Creating The Bone-In Pork Rib Tacos With Vegetables Recipe In The Taco Lab

I love quesadillas, nachos, and tacos! You leave any of those foods around me, then you might regret it because I will eat all the food up with no remorse.

Yes, with those foods I am greedy, and I have no shame whatsoever.

In fact, the night I made this bone-in pork rib tacos with vegetable recipe, I created about 6 other taco recipes.

Additionally, there were a lot of tacos to eat that night at 2 am, and you think I let any of that food go to waste? No, I did not, and I did not have the munchies, I am just a hungry individual.

So, outside of making a lot of tacos, I thought it would be a genius idea to make tacos using bone-in pork rib meat. When the pork rib tacos were ready, I was in heaven after the first bite.

I created a Taco Tuesday masterpiece that I am more than happy to share with the world.

What Is The Best Pork Rib For Tacos?

The best pork ribs to use for tacos are baby back ribs hands down and this is a fact!

Nah, it is really an opinion that I am adamant about, but that is neither here nor there.

If what you deem as a fact is different, then maybe spare ribs are more up to your speed.

Spare pork ribs have more meat on the bones than baby back ribs, which can be beneficial for any rib recipe.

However, spare pork ribs contain more fat than baby back ribs as well.

If you do not mind the excess amount of fat, then spare pork ribs are for you. For everybody else, I recommend sticking with baby back ribs.

Does The Bone Stay In For This Bone-In Pork Rib Tacos With Vegetables Recipe?

Although this is a bone-in pork rib taco, the bone will not be included in the taco itself.

The ribs of course have bones, but once the rib is done cooking, we will take the meat off the bone and use it for our tacos.

Are Bone-In Pork Rib Tacos Healthy?

Bone-in pork rib tacos are not considered the healthiest taco dish out there.

Additionally, how healthy or unhealthy these tacos are depended on multiple factors.

How the ribs were cooked, what tortillas are being used, and any extra ingredients being added should be taken into consideration.

For the record, this recipe uses a ton of delicious sauce that maaayyybeeee a little high in carbs and sugar. Take that information how you want to, but if it makes you better, these are tacos with vegetables.

So when you eat this recipe, you do not have to feel completely guilty if you are on a diet.

Who am I kidding, whether I am on a diet are not, I will not feel an ounce of guilt eating these delicious tacos with or without vegetables.

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What Cut Of Pork Is Best For Tacos?

The best cut of pork for tacos will be based on one’s preference. Out of all the pork tacos I ever had, pork rib tacos are my favorite.

Of course, if your favorite pork tacos are not rib tacos, then a different cut of pork will be better for you and your tacos.

For a different type of pork tacos, try these spicy pork tacos.

Toppings That Go On Crispy Bone-In Pork Rib Tacos?

Raw onions diced with some tomatoes, cilantro, and pickled jalapeno slices.  Use those toppings on these tacos, and you will be satisfied every single time.

What Sides Are Good With Tacos?

I am not even about to play with y’all about the best sides for tacos. Now granted, for some people the best side dish for tacos is elote and that is a fair assessment.

However, my favorite side dish for tacos is guacamole.

Are BBQ Braised Short Ribs Good For Tacos With Vegetables?

If you do not eat pork, but want to see how good these bone-in ribs are, then I got you. Instead of using pork ribs, you can use short beef ribs instead.

The method of cooking the short beef ribs is different from cooking the pork ribs, but it will be worth it all the same.

Even without a taco shell, these BBQ braised short ribs will be the star of any party. If you do not eat pork or beef, then just settle with a chicken taco.

What Should I Get For Taco Tuesday?

You should get tacos, duh. I said that before on another recipe, but I think it is important for me to say that again. Seriously, it is your life, eat whatever you want regardless of the day.

That includes tacos, and you can still post about Taco Tuesday on your social media timeline.

How Do You Spice Up Taco Tuesday?

A good way to spice up and have a happy Taco Tuesday is by trying this bone-in pork rib tacos with vegetables recipe out.

If you want a different type of pork tacos, then try the crispy spicy, and sweet pork tacos recipe in our appetizer section.

I guarantee you, one of those recipes will spice up your Taco Tuesday.

The Best Way To Prepare Tacos With Vegetables

I always dice whatever vegetables that I am using for my tacos.

Unless I am cooking bell peppers for fajitas, I do not cook the vegetables, however, onions are the exception to that rule sometimes.

What Goes With The Bone-In Pork Rib Tacos With Vegetables Recipe For A Party?

You can never go wrong with tortilla chips, guacamole, and salsa.

Other appetizers to go with your tacos are nachos, quesadillas, pico de gallo, sour cream, queso, etc.

Why Did My Ribs Not Fall Off The Bone?

Your ribs are not falling off the bone because you cook the ribs at a temperature too high, and/or you do not cook them long enough.

I will show you below how to make your ribs fall off the bone because I do not need you all blaming me for eating tacos with tough meat.

Making The Bone-In Pork Rib Tacos With Vegetables

Serving Size: 12-16 (depending on the size of the ribs)

  •  Ribs
    • 1 Tsp Worcestershire Sauce
    • A Slab Baby Back Ribs
    • 1 Tbsp Liquid Smoke
    • 1 Tsp Cayenne Pepper
    • ½ Tsp Onion Powder
    • 1 Tsp Lemon Pepper
    • 4 Tbsp BBQ Sauce
    • 1 Tsp Black Pepper
    • 1 Tsp Salt
    • ½ Tsp Garlic Powder
    • 1 Tsp Paprika
    • 12-16 Tortillas
    • Oil (Enough To Cover The Skillet Each Time You Cook The Tortillas)
  • Vegetable Toppings (Optional)
    • Raw Onions
    • Pickled Jalapenos
    • Cilantro
    • Tomatoes
    • Avocados (Yes, I Know Avocados Are Fruits)
    • Guacamole
  • Equipment
    • Mixing Bowl
    • Cookie Sheet
    • Spoon
    • Aluminum Foil
    • Oven
    • Skillet

Preparing The Ribs

Put the slab of ribs in a mixing bowl and add the liquid smoke and Worcestershire sauce. Next, add the dry ingredient to the mixing bowl and rub the ingredient into the ribs.

After you rub the ingredient into the ribs, you can let the ribs marinate overnight. This is an option and is not necessary if you don’t have the patience.

If you want to eat your ribs with raw onions, pickled jalapeños, and/or cilantro, you can let them marinate as well.

Wrap the ribs with aluminum foil and make sure that the ribs are covered. Covering the ribs is essential for helping the ribs fall off the bone.

Putting The Bone-In Pork Ribs In The Oven

With this low and slow BBQ method of cooking ribs, the oven will need to be preheated to either 300 or 400 degrees.

When the preheating process is done, put the baby back ribs in the oven and let them cook.

At 300 degrees, the cooking time is 3 hours. 400 degrees, the cooking time is 2 hours.

From my experience, the results are about the same, so I recommend cooking the ribs at 400 degrees.

Finishing The Ribs

Once the ribs are ready, add the barbecue sauce to the ribs. Spread the barbecue sauce over the ribs using a spoon or any other kitchen utensil and broil the ribs at a low temperature for 30 minutes.

After the 30 minutes is over, remove the saucy BBQ ribs from the oven and get ready to chow down. The ribs will be hot so let them cool off for 10 minutes.

Preparing The Taco Shell

Put the oil into the skillet. You will only use 1 tablespoon per tortilla.

Let the skillet heat up for about 3-5 minutes at a medium temperature, then place your tortilla shell in the skillet.

Cook for 1-2 minutes, then flip the taco shell over to cook for another 1-2 minutes.

Putting The Tacos Together

After you flip the shell, add your cheese. Once the cheese starts to melt, add the rib meat and any other ingredients being used.

Remove the taco from the skillet and repeat this step for the rest of the tacos.

At this point, the skillet is hot, therefore you can immediately start cooking the tortillas.

Enjoy Your Pork Rib Tacos

It is time to eat!

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Bone-In Pork Rib Tacos With Vegetables

What do you get when you combine the best dishes that food has to offer? You may come out with this bone-in pork rib tacos with vegetables. By the way, the vegetables are optional, but these tacos will be good either way.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 2 hrs 30 mins
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 12
Calories 138 kcal

Equipment

  • Mixing Bowl
  • Cookie Sheet
  • Aluminum Foil
  • Skillet

Ingredients
  

  • 1 Slab Baby Back Rib
  • 1 Tsp Worcestershire
  • 1 Tsp Cayenne Pepper
  • 1/2 Tsp Onion Powder
  • 1 Tsp Lemon Pepper
  • 1 Tbsp Liquid Smoke
  • 1 Tsp Black Pepper
  • 1 Tsp Salt
  • 1/2 Tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1 Tsp Paprika
  • 4 Tbsp BBQ Sauce
  • 12 Whole Tortillas

Optional

  • 1 Whole Onions Large, Diced
  • 24 Tbsp Jalapenos
  • 4 Oz Cilantro
  • 2 Whole Tomatoes Large, Diced
  • 1 Whole Avocados Large, Sliced

Instructions
 

Prepping The Ribs

  • Put your ribs in a mixing bowl. The oven will preheat at 400 degrees.
  • Add the wet ingredients, except for the barbecue sauce. Next, add the dry ingredients.
  • Rub seasoning into meat.
  • Thoroughly wrap the ribs in foil and put the meat on the cookie sheet.
  • Put the ribs in the oven.

Cooking The Ribs

  • Let the ribs cook in the oven for 2 hours.
  • Remove the ribs from the oven and add the barbecue sauce
  • Ensure that the barbecue sauce is spread evenly on the ribs.
  • Set the oven on low broil and put the ribs back in the oven for 30 minutes.
  • While the meat is broiling, the ribs will no longer be cover in foil
  • Remove the ribs from the oven after 30 minutes.

Preparing The Taco Shell

  • Put the oil into the skillet. You will only use 1 tablespoon per tortilla. Let the skillet heat up for about 3-5 minutes at a medium temperature, then place your tortilla shell in the skillet. Cook for 1-2 minutes, then flip the taco shell over to cook for another 1-2 minutes.

Putting The Tacos Together

  • After you flip the shell add your cheese. Once the cheese starts to melt add the rib meat and any other ingredients being used. Remove the taco from the skillet and repeat this step for the rest of the tacos. At this point, the skillet is hot, therefore you can immediately start cooking the tortillas.
  • After those steps, it is time to eat!

Nutrition

Calories: 138kcalCarbohydrates: 7gProtein: 10gFat: 8gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 33mgSodium: 316mgPotassium: 343mgFiber: 2gSugar: 4gVitamin A: 1322IUVitamin C: 43mgCalcium: 33mgIron: 1mg
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