Wednesday, February 10, 2021

Balsamic Braised Short Ribs


Balsamic Braised Short Ribs

This delicious bowl of balsamic beef is pure comfort food. Tender pieces of beef in a rich and tangy tomato sauce.


  • Dutch Oven / Cast iron pot


  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 large onion, sliced
  • 1/3 cup coconut aminos
  • 2 tablespoons of ghee
  • 1/3 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons of almond flour
  • 3 tablespoons of tomato paste
  • 2 lbs bone-in prime rib
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 1/3 cups bone or beef broth
  • 1 bunch of fresh thyme

First, heat the ghee (or oil) in a Dutch or cast iron pot. Add the short ribs previously seasoned with salt and pepper, to taste. Brown the ribs on all sides. Transfer to a plate (12-15 min)

Then, add the onion and garlic to the pot. Sauté for 2-3 minutes. Then, deglaze the pan with the coconut aminos * and the balsamic vinegar. Stir well, scraping the bottom of the pan to remove any pieces.

Add the tomato paste and almond flour. Whisk well to combine. Add bone or beef broth.

Transfer the short ribs to the pot. Add the bay leaf and thyme. Cover and bake at 350F degrees for 2 hours. Happy Cooking Time.


* Coconut aminos are used in place of wine because this recipe is Whole30. If it's not Whole30, you can use red wine instead.

** The amino acids in coconut are a substitute for soy. If you are not on a Whole30 diet or have soy allergies, you can substitute soybeans with coconut amino acids.