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5 from 3 votes

Balsamic Braised Short Ribs

This Balsamic Braised Short Ribs is a hearty dish that’s comforting on a chilly evening.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time2 hrs
Total Time2 hrs 20 mins
Course: Dinner/ Main Meals, Meat
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Braised Short Ribs, Short Ribs
Servings: 4 people
Author: Silvia


  • Dutch Oven/ Cast Iron Pot


  • 2 lb bone-in beef short ribs
  • 2 tablespoon ghee
  • 1 large onion, sliced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 tablespoon tomato paste
  • cup coconut aminos* use soy for keto
  • cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1 ⅓ cup bone or beef broth
  • 1 bundle fresh thyme
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 3 tablespoon almond flour


  • Heat ghee (or oil) in a dutch over or cast iron pot. Add short ribs that are pre-seasoned with salt and pepper, to taste. Brown the ribs on all sides. Transfer to a plate (12-15 mins)
  • Add onion and garlic to the pot. Sauté for 2-3 minutes. Then deglaze the pan with coconut aminos* and balsamic vinegar. Give it a good stir scraping the bottom of the pan to remove all bits and pieces.
  • Add tomato paste and almond flour. Whisk well to combine. Add bone or beef broth.
  • Transfer short ribs back to the pot. Add bay leaf and thyme. Cover and cook in the oven at 350F degrees for 2 hours.


*coconut aminos is being used in place of wine because this recipe is Whole30. If not Whole30 you may use red wine instead. 
**coconut aminos is a substitute for soy. Should you not be on a Whole30 diet or have soy allergies, you may substitute coconut aminos for soy.