Cooking short ribs according to the Paleo diet is the best way to make them taste great without adding anything that’s bad for you. This collection of recipes shows you various ways to bring out the most flavor in the ribs, so you can enjoy them in several different ways.
1. Bone Broth Short Ribs
These short ribs are cooked up in bone broth but the real kicker here that gives them a ton of flavor is the bacon. You braise the ribs in bacon fat before giving them the bone both treatment. This gives them a savory flavor and is a pork on beef sensation that you just can’t get on any other diet program out there. This is bound to be one of your favorite short ribs recipes, and after you make it a few times you won’t even need to look at the ingredients list or directions anymore, it’ll be like second nature.
2. Corned Beef Short Ribs
Get the incredible taste of corned beef on your short ribs with this recipe. Getting the brine right is priority one, and they show you exactly how to construct it with a myriad of spices. You’ll need to plan ahead for these ribs, this isn’t something you can just whip up in one night. In fact, they won’t be ready for several days after you start them because they need to sit in the brine for up to five days. Once they’re ready the rest of the cooking process is pretty straightforward, and these ribs will be something that you won’t soon forget.
3. Tequila Braised Short Ribs
Braising these ribs with tequila is a sure way to boost their flavor and have them come out even more tender. The alcohol from the tequila will burn off during the cooking process, so all that you’ll be left with is the flavor. But they’re not relying on the tequila alone to flavor up these ribs, and have enlisted the help of chipotle powder, garlic, chili powder, and tomato sauce so that your taste buds are in for quite the taste. The use of lime juice seals the deal on these tequila ribs.
4. Classic Braised Short Ribs
When you’re in the mood for a classic style short ribs meal, this is the recipe to reach for. There’s plenty to slow down for with these ribs, including spices like thyme, rosemary, bay leaves, and pepper, and vegetables like celery, onions, and carrots. But perhaps the most flavor comes from the balsamic vinegar, and the garlic. To add to the nutrition on this they’ve added in a good serving of mushrooms. It’s always important to eat your veggies along with your meat on Paleo, so when you can do it all together like this it makes it convenient.
5. Grass-Fed Beef Short Ribs Mojo Bowl
This bowl of beef short ribs may not help you get your mojo back if it’s missing, but it does use mojo criollo, a tasty garlic sauce. The best part is they provide the recipe so you can make your own batch from scratch. Chances are you won’t be able to find a Paleo friendly version in stores, so making it yourself is the only way to go. The ribs are nicely served by the sauce, and it is served on a bed of sweet potatoes and topped with a chile harissa that really pulls it all together.
6. Thyme-Braised Short Ribs
You’ll be blown away by the intense flavor of these thyme-braised short ribs. Thyme is an often underused herb that has a knack of working magic on beef, and it pulls off quite the show with these short ribs. Of course it does get plenty of help from items like balsamic vinegar, tomato paste, onions, carrots, and celery. But you’ll still be able to taste the thyme, and this holds true even if you decide to serve it on the portobello mushrooms caps as suggested.
7. Barbecue Boneless Beef Short Ribs
The dry rub on these beef short ribs is what you’ll notice most when you bite into them. That’s because this is what gives them their flavor kick and makes them worth adding to your regular line-up. But the rub consists of just six different spices, including paprika, garlic powder, chipotle powder, and oregano. It’s the chipotle powder that gives these just a hint of heat, which you’ll notice as more of an aftertaste than an initial taste. The hickory wood chips are something to consider, as they give it so much more flavor.
8. Paleo Slow Cooker Short Ribs
When you want to make ribs incredibly easy there’s no better way than using your Crock Pot. Here’s the best recipe to use when you want your ribs to fall off the bone, but don’t want to worry about checking in on them very often. They’re using grass-fed beef short ribs so you’re keeping more in line with the Paleo philosophy of eating clean food. Conventional short ribs are going to come from cows that have been injected with all sorts of medicine and other chemicals to keep them “healthy” as they try to live packed in with thousands of other cows.
9. Beef Short Ribs
This is more of a classic BBQ short ribs recipe, and you’ll get a barbecue sauce recipe that you can use on just about everything, not just these ribs. Barbecue ribs are one of the most classic ribs you can make, and these will have you licking your fingers after you’re done. The beauty of Paleo is that you can eat this food without any resulting guilt because you’re paying careful attention to what is going into the sauce and onto the ribs and avoiding any harmful ingredients.
10. Slow Cooker Korean Grass Fed Short Ribs
Here’s how to make everyone’s favorite Korean short ribs, but using the slow cooker. This makes it easy, and if you’ve ever wanted to try a Korean short ribs recipe but didn’t know how to do so, using the Crock Pot takes away some of the likelihood of error. Ginger, garlic, and scallions come together nicely so you’ll be getting a ton of flavor in each bite of these ribs. The best part is that you just walk away for about 10 hours, but good luck trying to resist the smell if it’s a stay-at-home kind of day.