Slow Cooker Savory Braised Short Ribs – Gluten Free / Primal / Paleo

Wow! I was looking back through my list of Yummy Recipes
that I’ve shared with you, and realized I am SUPER behind.  Part of the reason I’m so behind to be honest,
is that I really don’t have that many “worthy” recipes to share.
Not that I’m not still cooking up a storm. I am. I am just
still adjusting to the gluten free / primal / paleo lifestyle! This May marks
my one year anniversary on this adventure. I’ve learned so much about
alternative cooking and foods that I would NEVER have thought I would eat, much
less attempt to make. I’ve still got a long ways to go before I’d say I’ve mastered
this type of cooking, but every day I’m getting better.
One of my saving graces of this new lifestyle, and yes, it
really is a lifestyle (-not a diet!) is my slow cooker. I swear that has made
everything ten times easier. There is something to be said for a few minutes of
prep, and hours later a yummy warm dish to chow down on.
I HIGHLY recommend this dish if you are looking for something
easy and delicious for dinner, especially if you are walking on the gluten free
/ primal / paleo side of the road.
This recipe is my adaption of this short ribs recipe by Once A Month Mom.
Slow Cooker Savory
Braised Short Ribs – Gluten Free / Primal / Paleo Friendly


  • 3-4
    pounds beef short ribs (I used grass fed, grass finished beef)
  • 1 large
    pinch of sea salt
  • 5-10
    “twists” of fresh ground pepper
  • 1 tablespoon
    olive oil
  • 1
    large spoonful of bacon grease (optional)
  • ½  sweet onion
  • 4
    cloves garlic, minced
  • 1
    cup red wine
  • 1
    can of organic tomato paste (about 6 ounces)
  • 2
    tablespoons on Tamari (the gluten free alternative to soy sauce)
  • 2 tablespoons
    Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 large
    spoonful’s of fresh/local unfiltered honey
  • 2
    sprigs fresh thyme


  1. Sprinkle
    salt and pepper over ribs. In large pan over medium-high heat, brown ribs on
    all sides. (About 5 minutes per side) Remove from pan and set aside.
  2. Sauté onion in same pan until translucent. Add garlic and cook
    for 1 minute more.
  3. Place ribs in crockpot, cover with onion/garlic mixture.
  4. In bowl, whisk wine, tomato paste, tamari sauce, Worcestershire
    sauce, and honey. Pour on top of meat in crockpot.
  5. Add fresh thyme sprigs on top of meat.
  6. Cook on low for 7-8 hours.

I suggest serving over mixed veggies that are lightly steamed
(so they still have some crunch to them). Also, it is worth noting that I did
not rotate or mix the contents at all while they were cooking

When I was writing this post, I was a little hesitant to include pictures,
since apparently I am the worst food photographer known, but figured it was
worth sharing with you guys so you can see just how delectable these look. I am
not normally a ribs person, but I have now officially made an exception for

Slow Cooker Savory Braised Short Ribs – Gluten Free / Primal / Paleo

Bon appetit!

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    1. You are so kind Lisa! I was SO worried about sharing that pic, because once we started taste testing, we were hooked and completely forgot to take a picture of them all pretty. Next time I make them I'll totally try and get a better snapshot of them, so you can see their fullest yummy potential!

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