Short Rib Asada and Gorditas

Short Rib Asada and Gorditas


  • Recipe by: Matt Broussard @acooknamedmatt
  • Difficulty level: Medium
  • Time: 2 hours

For the Asado Marinade

  • 1/2 cup Gaucho Rub
  • 1 yellow onion
  • 5 garlic cloves
  • 1 cup rice wine vinegar 
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 2 tablespoons chile lime rub or ancho chile 
  • Salt to taste
  •  6 Flank Shirt ribs


  1. Blend all ingredients till smooth and salt to taste
  2. Pour onto short ribs in a container to marinate for at least an hour. Best if left overnight. 
  3. Wipe off excess marinade before grilling and coat generously with Gaucho Steakhouse rub. 
  4. Grill on a grate skillet or over the fire!
  5. Grill off a sliced onion simultaneously till caramelized 
  6. Chop short rib and onions when done and mix. Salt to taste and enjoy

For the Gorditas

  • 100g/1C Maseca or Pan if making Arepas
  • 112g/3/4C Warm H2O
  • 2g/1Tsp canola oil
  • Pinch of salt


  1. Mix all ingredients in a stand mixer for about 3 minutes. 
  2. Portion into equal size golf balls
  3. With oiled hands flatten into 1/8” disks 
  4. Cook on a seasoned plancha on medium heat
  5. Once it puffs when flipped it’s done
  6. Store in a towel to keep warm

For the Tomatillo molcajete salsa

  • 8 tomatillos
  • 1 yellow onion
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1 jalapeño
  • 1 Serrano 
  • 1 cup cilantro 
  • Lime and salt to taste


  1. Roast off all ingredients except cilantro in a 500°F oven
  2. Blend in a food processor with cilantro 
  3. Season with lime and salt to taste and enjoy