Here are 9 Paleo short ribs that will melt in your mouth. Did you know that short ribs are not the same as spare ribs? I never really thought much about it or cared until I went to La Brea Bakery Cafe in Downtown Disney. I ordered the short ribs and I’ve never been the same since. They were so good, I actually went there again just so I could have the short ribs. Actually I think I may have gone there three times in three days. I would have gone again but my kids and mother, who were with me refused to go to the same restaurant again.
I kind of just always assumed that ribs were ribs. I didn’t really care that much because we hardly ever ate them anyway. When we did they were always barbecued. Well, I learned that spare ribs are pork. My dumb! Short ribs are beef. Spare ribs in pork are the equivalent of short ribs in beef. Beef short ribs are usually meatier and larger then pork spare ribs.*Please note that most of the links on this page are affiliate links. This means if you click on a link and purchase, you will receive the same price, but I will receive a little money for referring you to the product. This helps keep this blog free for you. I truly appreciate you supporting my blog.
After we left Disneyland and went home, I couldn’t stop thinking about those short ribs. I wanted them again, but I knew that wouldn’t be possible for a long time. We live 12 hours away from Disneyland. They probably weren’t Paleo either. They weren’t barbecued either they were covered with a wonderful sauce. I decided that I was smart enough to try and duplicate as closely as possible those short ribs at home but make them Paleo. What I came up with is the short ribs recipe just below that is #1.
All of the other recipes here are other peoples favorite Paleo short ribs recipes. They deserve your attention also. I suggest you look them over and try the one that best suits your needs and tastes. You already know which one is my favorite though.
Have I been back to Disneyland since then? That was about 4 years ago and the answer is regretfully, No. It’s just not in the budget. They keep raising their ticket prices. I don’t know if it will ever be in the budget again. But see all the good that came out of that trip. I have all these Paleo short ribs recipes to share with you.
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Paleo Short Ribs Recipes
1. Short Ribs Recipe with Garlic and Rosemary – Clean Eating Recipes
These short ribs are really easy to make because there are only seven ingredients. That’s one way I judge whether something is easy to make or not. I used to think that BBQ ribs and short ribs were basically the same thing. I was wrong again. I like the texture of short ribs better and I think they have a richer flavor. They have more flavor because which comes from the fat, the bone and where the meat is on the cow. I brown the ribs first then cook them in a crock pot which makes them so tender they fall of the bone.
2. Chimichurri Braised Short-Ribs – The Healthy Maven
This Chimichurri sauce will spice up your braised short ribs just fine. Chimichurri sauce is the best in my opinion. It helps make short ribs both easy and fancy. This is a great meal for guests or just your family. It’s a lot less work than you think it does.
3. Easy Spicy Beef Short Ribs – My Chefs Apron
Prepare a pure spicy rub and rub it on some beef short ribs. Add some green onions, thyme, garlic and butter. Put it in the slow cooker and let the slow cooker do all the work. About six hours later you will have some nice tender ribs with incredible flavor that almost falls off the bones.
4. Braised Beef Short Ribs + Parsnip Puree – From Jessica’s Kitchen
Onions – Shallots – Garlic – Carrots – Celery – Bay Leaves – Fresh Rosemary – Fresh Parsley – Red Wine – Beef Stock – Beef Short Ribs – Coconut Flour – Coconut Oil – Parsnips – Olive Oil – Coconut Milk
This Beef short rib recipe takes a little planning ahead, (you can actually make this a day or two before you want to serve it). Not more work, just more planning. That’s why it’s good for entertaining, you don’t have to cook as much the day of the event. These short ribs are so tender and delicious especially when served over the dreamy creamy parsnips, recipe included.
5. Slow Cook Beef Ribs – Becoming Ness
Ness re-created some short ribs her and her husband had at a restaurant in Australia but changed it up a bit and made it Paleo. The result are mouth watering short ribs. What I like about this is that Ness has a link to her own homemade worcestershire sauce recipe. Worcestershire sauce isn’t Paleo. But now you can make your own and use it in any recipe you’d like.
6. Braised Short Ribs – Healthy Recipes
If you want to make short ribs that you don’t have to brown first or make a complicated sauce or keep checking on them. This is the recipe for you. You can put them in the oven and forget about them. They are made with non-sweet marinade, slowly baked the oven and ready to eat three hours later.
7. Beef Short Ribs with Chipotle Smashed Sweet Potatoes – Jessi’s Kitchen
Beef Short Ribs – Olive Oil – Chili Powder – Cumin – Cocoa Powder – Smoked Paprika – Ground Oregano – Garlic – Red Onion – Beef Stock – Sweet Potatoes – Butter – Coconut Milk – Chipotle Peppers in Adobo Sauce – Cilantro – Garlic Powder – Real Salt
The short ribs are delicious of course but the chipotle mashed sweet potatoes are the best part about this meal. The spiciness of the chipotle gives these sweet potatoes a real kick. If you’re sensitive to spicy food, cut back on the chipotle a little. You’ll enjoy it more. This meal is wonderful for a dinner party.
8. Sow-Cooker Balsamic Short Ribs with Parsnip Puree – A Calculated Whisk
These balsamic short ribs and tender and so comforting. The balsamic vinegar and rosemary give them a great flavor. They are best when served over parsnip puree, (instructions included) and a vegetable side dish. Try some sauteed kale for a change. You’ll be happily surprised by how delicious and easy they are.
9. Mustard Braised Short Ribs with Mashed Cauliflower – Strictly Delicious
A lot of short ribs recipes are made with alcohol but not this one. I like how they are cooked in a dutch oven, in the oven. I love my dutch oven and I try to use it whenever I can. You know what sets these apart from all other short rib recipes? It’s the cauliflower mash. Instructions are included.