Dive into the positively delicious world of Florida Tropical Braised Short Ribs, where the rich, tender flavors of the ribs meet a vibrant tropical twist. Infused with the essence of Florida’s sun-kissed fruits and spices, each bite offers a melt-in-your-mouth experience that’s both comforting and exotic. Perfect for a special dinner or a festive gathering, these short ribs are a true celebration of Florida’s diverse culinary landscape, promising a memorable taste adventure.


  • 4-5 pounds Florida beef short ribs
  • 2 Florida mangoes, diced small
  • 1 Florida papaya, diced small
  • 1/4 cup Florida orange blossom honey
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tablespoons fresh ginger, minced
  • 1/3 cup low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1/3 cup hoisin sauce
  • 3 tablespoons rice wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons oil, for cooking
  • Sea salt and fresh ground pepper, to taste

Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Preheat large ovenproof saute pan to medium-high. Season short ribs with salt and pepper, add oil to pan and sear both sides until golden brown. Push ribs to outside of pan and add garlic, ginger and diced fruit. Saute until fragrant, about 1 to 2 minutes. Add soy sauce, hoisin sauce, vinegar, honey, and mix to combine. Cover with lid, place in oven and cook for 2 hours or until tender. Remove from oven and garnish with scallions and cilantro if desired. Serve over rice.

Fresh tip: this recipe can be prepared in a pressure cooker. Follow same instructions, but reduce cook time to 30 minutes, and allow a natural pressure release.

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