Balance this special-occasion entree with smart side dishes. For example, choose a mixed green salad and your favorite hot steamed vegetable.
Arbol chiles are dried red chiles that are quite hot. Dried pequin or cayenne peppers can be substituted. For less heat, use fewer chiles.
Beef short ribs are rectangles of beef that are about 3 inches by 2 inches. Short ribs consist of layers of fat and meat and contain pieces of the rib bone.