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Delicious Paleo Beef Short Ribs

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New Year's Eve is fast approaching and if you haven't made plans for your festive menu, this low-carb dish may be just what you were looking for. It was created by the very talented blogger Tina Turbin of PaleOmazing, and it's a great addition to her Paleo Cornish Game Hens!

It’s hard to believe that 2017 is fast approaching in a few days. A lot of us have New Year resolutions on our mind, and with that you may be thinking about healthier meals that adhere to the paleo or keto diet. This brings me to my delicious beef short ribs recipe. It’s a family favorite and a definite crowd-pleaser and boy will it leave your tummy feeling pleasantly full. Who am I? I am Tina Turbin of

This is a crock pot recipe so it’s of course very easy to make. Just set it all up, place the ingredients in your pot and press the button! The combo of beef and veggies and healthy fats in this recipe will leave you feeling satiated and makes for a great lunch or dinner. Enjoy this clean meal and here’s to a prosperous 2017! Many more recipes of mine can be found on my site.

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Allergy information for Delicious Paleo Beef Short Ribs

✔  Gluten free
✔  Egg free
✔  Nut free
✔  Pork free
✔  Avocado free
✔  Fish free
✔  Shellfish free

Nutritional values (per serving)

Net carbs6 grams
Protein26.3 grams
Fat39.8 grams
Calories515 kcal
Calories from carbs 5%, protein 22%, fat 73%
Total carbs8.7 gramsFiber2.7 gramsSugars4.3 gramsSaturated fat21.1 gramsSodium877 mg(38% RDA)Magnesium82 mg(20% RDA)Potassium969 mg(48% EMR)

Ingredients (makes 4 servings)

  • 8 grass-fed beef short ribs, approximately 2+ pounds - will yield about 50% meat
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil (30 g/ 1.1 oz)
  • 2 tbsp ghee (30 g/ 1.1 oz)
  • Salt & pepper, to taste
  • 1/2 - 1 cup Marsala (120-240 ml/ 4-8 fl oz) - use dry Marsala wine, or dry white wine for keto
  • 3/4 cup fresh tomato sauce from gently pureed very ripe tomatoes (180 ml/ 6 fl oz)
  • 2 cut up “hunks” of fresh tomatoes (225 g/ 8 oz)
  • 3 cloves freshly chopped garlic
  • 6 large rainbow chard leaves, chopped (170 g/ 6 oz) or 2 cups cooked spinach (450 g/ 1 lb)
  • 2 chopped celery stalks, leave in large hunks (128 g/ 4.5 oz)
  • Optional: Carrots, leave in large hunks and use as many as you’d like
  • Optional: Mushrooms, as many as you’d like
  • Optional: 1/2 cup water (120 ml/ 4 fl oz)

Notes: Optionally, let sit covered for another hour. Delicious with a hunk of Paleo-friendly bread to soak up the sauce. The sauce is killer for a soup too!


  1. Remove short ribs from the package. Cut rack into 8 big, beautiful, even pieces. Season the ribs liberally with freshly cracked pepper and a few pinches of salt.
  2. Preheat your skillet and coconut oil or ghee. Sautee the ribs until browned on all sides.
  3. Remove and place ribs in crock pot. Add Marsala to the pan and deglaze. Add tomatoes and tomato sauce to pan. Stir to incorporate.
  4. Pour everything from pan over the ribs. Add remaining ingredients to crock pot. Move around everything in the crock pot so that some vegetables are on top and some are on the bottom.
  5. Cook on high for 6 hours or on low for 7-8 hours. Do not lift the lid except maybe once to turn the ribs over. Enjoy!

Delicious Paleo Beef Short Ribs

Ingredient nutritional breakdown (per serving)

Net carbsProteinFatCalories
Beef, chuck, short ribs, boneless, separable lean and fat, trimmed to 0" fat, all grades, raw
0 g24 g25.2 g323 kcal
Coconut oil, extra virgin
0 g0 g6.7 g61 kcal
0 g0 g7.5 g68 kcal
Salt, pink Himalayan rock salt
0 g0 g0 g0 kcal
Pepper, black, spices
0.1 g0 g0 g0 kcal
White wine (dry)
0.6 g0 g0 g25 kcal
Tomato sauce (passata), unsweetened
1.8 g0.6 g0.1 g11 kcal
Tomatoes, fresh
1.5 g0.5 g0.1 g10 kcal
Garlic, fresh
0.7 g0.1 g0 g3 kcal
Chard, Swiss, raw
0.9 g0.8 g0.1 g8 kcal
Celery stalk, fresh
0.4 g0.2 g0.1 g5 kcal
Total per serving
6 g26.3 g39.8 g515 kcal

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Tina Turbin
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Tina Turbin’s award-winning site, houses many of her recipes and researched articles. She supports and writes about the benefits of the Gluten-Free, Paleo-ish, Keto, and Lower Carb inclined diets, as well as optimum lifestyles, and key women's issues.

She also founded, voted #2 .info site in the world over 6.7 million other .info sites. Tina has released numerous award-winning eBooks, hundreds of articles, is a mother of three and also carries an additional title of award-winning children’s author of Danny the Dragon Meets Jimmy.

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