The Best Low-Carb Beef Ribs

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This is the best low-carb beef ribs recipe that is so easy and delicious.

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Beef ribs are a delicious meal that my family begs for all the time! The meat is so tender and the flavor is so delicious that I couldn’t keep it to myself. This is definitely the best low-carb beef ribs recipe, and one of my top low-carb recipes. 

If you’re looking for a healthy BBQ sauce recipe, you’ll want to check out my recipe here. I also have another delicious cozy fall recipe for oxtail soup here. All of these recipe, including this one, are GAPS diet friendly, too!

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The only low-carb beef ribs recipe you will ever need

This Braised beef short ribs recipe is my favorite! Not only is it low carb, but it is a perfect cozy recipe for fall or winter. Another reason I love it is that it is a great way to use up those short ribs if you buy a whole or half of a cow from your local farmer like we do. 

This recipe can be done in a crock pot or in a Dutch oven in your oven (this is what I typically do) and I explain how to do both techniques in the recipe below. 

Mouthwatering Low-Carb Beef Rib 

This recipe cooks beef ribs that are to die for! Here are a few tips to make your beef ribs even better:

  • Braising the meat does take time, but it is worth it! When you take the time to braise your ribs, the flavor is enhanced and makes an even tastier meal.
  • Ribs is a nice meaty bone so this recipe also makes a delicious meat stock. I like to serve some in a mug with a plate of ribs for a hearty, nutritious meal. 
  • Because of the long cooking time, I prefer to chop any added vegetables into larger sections. This helps them hold their flavor and cook more evenly. 
Braised beef short ribs

Step-by-Step guide to low-carb beef rib perfection

Ingredients:

Instructions:

  1. Pre-heat oven to 225 ºF
  2. On medium-high heat on the stovetop, melt some tallow into your Dutch oven. If it begins to smoke, then lower the heat to medium.
  3. Place short ribs into the tallow to brown the sides for a few minutes per side. 
  4. Once browned, remove the ribs and set on a plate to the side.
  5. Add onions and carrots to the Dutch oven and stir for 3-5 minutes to start the cooking process for the veggies. If you feel that you need more tallow, now is the time to add in another tablespoon or two. 
  6. Add garlic, seasonings, wine, and tomatoes to the Dutch oven and stir. 
  7. Add enough water to cover the vegetables and increase the heat to high. Allow the liquid to reduce down for 5-10 minutes.
  8. Add bay leaves, then nestle the ribs back into your dutch oven. As far as water level, you want the meat covered with water about halfway, with the top of the meat exposed. 

NOTE: if you are cooking with a crock pot, now is when you would move the cooked ingredients into a crockpot with added ribs and bay leaf. Cook on low for 6-8 hours. 

  1. Cover with lid and add to oven. Let cook for 6-8 hours.
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Mastering Low-Carb Beef Rib Cooking

This recipe is perfect to put together in the morning and then let cook all day long while you are out and about. I love to cook it on days before my kids have soccer practice or when we are playing on a chilly fall day. 

I just know that you will love walking into a home that has been cooking this beef rib recipe all day long!

How to make beef short ribs

Tenderizing Beef Ribs without the Carbs

I love making this recipe in the fall and winter months! It’s just so warm and cozy after a chilly day outside. Here are some tips and tricks that I have picked up to help ensure that the ribs are tender and delicious:

  1. If possible, know where your beef ribs have come from. We choose to purchase a whole beef from a local farmer annually so we know the quality of our meat is high.
  2. If the meat is still tough, then consider cooking it for longer. Oftentimes, the meat hasn’t had the opportunity to tenderize yet so another 30 minutes to an hour can be beneficial.
  3. Braising the meat so that it is brown on each side before cooking it in the Dutch oven/crock pot is a small detail that is absolutely worth it (to me, at least). It makes the flavor so much better and I always try to do it when I make this beef ribs recipe. 

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The Best Low-Carb Beef Ribs

Beef short ribs recipe easy

This is the best low-carb beef ribs recipe that is so easy and delicious.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 8 hours
Total Time 8 hours 15 minutes

Ingredients

  • ¼ cup beef tallow
  • Beef short ribs
  • Yellow onion, coarsely chopped
  • 4 cloves of garlic, diced
  • 9 carrots, coarsely chopped
  • A generous splash of dry red wine
  • 1 can organic crushed tomatoes
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 3-4 bay leaves

Instructions

  1. Pre-heat oven to 225 ºF
  2. On medium-high heat on the stovetop, melt some tallow into your Dutch oven. If it begins to smoke, then lower the heat to medium.
  3. Place short ribs into the tallow to brown the sides for a few minutes per side.
    Once browned, remove the ribs and set on a plate to the side.
  4. Add onions and carrots to the Dutch oven and stir for 3-5 minutes to start the cooking process for the veggies. If you feel that you need more tallow, now is the time to add in another tablespoon or two.
  5. Add garlic, seasonings, wine, and tomatoes to the Dutch oven and stir.
  6. Add enough water to cover the vegetables and increase the heat to high.
  7. Allow the liquid to reduce down for 5-10 minutes.
  8. Add bay leaves, then nestle the ribs back into your dutch oven. As far as water level, you want the meat covered with water about halfway, with the top of the meat exposed.
  9. Cover with lid and add to oven. Let cook for 6-8 hours.

Notes

If you are cooking with a crock pot, now is when you would move the cooked ingredients into a crockpot with added ribs and bay leaf. Cook on low for 6-8 hours.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

8

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 124Total Fat: 9gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 18mgSodium: 106mgCarbohydrates: 7gFiber: 2gSugar: 3gProtein: 4g

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