Delicious and Easy Beef Short Ribs Recipe

As a nutritionist and food blogger, I am very careful about what I eat and the recipes that I choose to showcase on my blog. Today, I want to share with you one of my all-time favourite recipes that is both healthy and absolutely delicious: Beef Short Ribs Supreme.

This gluten-free recipe is perfect for anyone looking for a comforting and hearty meal that won’t leave them feeling guilty after indulging in it. It’s made with free-range beef short ribs, which are slow-cooked to perfection and then smothered in a rich marinade that’s packed with flavour.

As someone who is passionate about using organic and wholesome ingredients whenever possible, I take great care in selecting every ingredient that goes into my recipes. From the fresh garlic cloves, to the tangy apple cider vinegar, every single ingredient is carefully chosen to create a dish that not only tastes amazing but is also good for your body.

So if you’re looking for a gluten-free, dairy-free recipe that will satisfy your cravings for comfort food without leaving you feeling bloated or guilty, look no further than my Beef Short Ribs Supreme. With its perfect balance of textures and flavours, this dish is sure to be a crowd-pleaser at your next dinner party or family gathering.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Beef Short Ribs Supreme - Gluten Free
Beef Short Ribs Supreme – Gluten Free

Consider this: you’ve had a long day, and you just want to sit down to a piping hot meal that will fill your belly and soothe your soul. Enter beef short ribs supreme – a dish that oozes comfort food vibes and leaves you feeling satisfied from head to toe.

But it’s not just any old bowl of meat and potatoes. This gluten-free recipe packs in layers of flavor through the use of prepared mustard, cider vinegar, brown sugar, catsup, tomato paste, garlic clove, and red wine. Each bite is complex yet harmonious, hitting all the right notes on your tastebuds.

And let’s not forget about the texture. The beef short ribs are braised low and slow for hours, resulting in melt-in-your-mouth tenderness that makes you wonder how you ever settled for less. They’re falling-off-the-bone good, with just the right amount of fat to keep things juicy and satisfying.

Plus, this recipe is versatile enough to fit your cooking preferences. Whether you prefer to use an instant pot or a classic slow cooker, there’s an option for everyone. And while it may seem like a fancy dinner party dish at first glance, it’s actually quite easy to make – even for those with limited culinary skills.

So whether you’re cooking up a special date night meal or simply want to treat yourself after a hard week at work, this beef short ribs supreme recipe is sure to impress. Comforting, flavorful, and easy to make – what more could you want in a dinner dish?

Ingredient List

 Dive into these succulent beef short ribs
Dive into these succulent beef short ribs

Here are the gluten-free ingredients you will need to make Beef Short Ribs Supreme:

  • 3 lbs beef short ribs
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 cup prepared mustard
  • 1 cup cider vinegar
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup catsup
  • 4 oz tomato paste
  • 1 tsp kosher salt

For the rub:

  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp salt
  • 1 tbsp pepper

These simple ingredients can be easily found in your pantry. Make sure you have all of them ready and measured out before starting the recipe.

The Recipe How-To

 This gluten-free dish will tantalize your taste buds
This gluten-free dish will tantalize your taste buds

Now that you have all the ingredients in place, let’s start cooking these delicious beef short ribs supreme.

Step 1: Preheat Slow Cooker or Instant Pot

First and foremost, it is important to preheat your slow cooker or Instant Pot. If you are using a slow cooker, turn the dial to low heat to begin the cooking process.

Step 2: Prepare the Ribs

The next step is to season the beef short ribs with kosher salt and freshly ground pepper on both sides.

Step 3: Brown the Ribs

In a large skillet over medium-high heat, add a tablespoon of olive oil. Once hot, add the seasoned beef short ribs and brown them on each side for 2-3 minutes per side until nicely browned. This will help seal in the juices and add a depth of flavor.

Step 4: Prepare Braising Liquid

In a separate bowl, whisk together the following ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup prepared mustard
  • 1/4 cup cider vinegar
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup catsup
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 cups water

Step 5: Add Ribs to Slow Cooker or Instant Pot

After browning, transfer the beef short ribs into your preheated slow cooker or Instant Pot. Pour the braising liquid right over the top of the ribs so they are mostly covered with liquid.

Step 6: Cook Low and Slow

If using a slow cooker, cook on low for at least 7-8 hours until meat is tender and has pulled away from the bone. If using an instant pot, use the manual or pressure cook button on high pressure for 50-60 minutes. After the cooking time is up, allow the steam to release naturally.

Step 7: Serve and Enjoy!

Once the cooking time is complete and the beef short ribs are cooked to perfection, it’s time to enjoy! These beef short ribs supreme go perfect with mashed potatoes or your favorite vegetables. Top with the remaining sauce from the slow cooker or Instant Pot and serve immediately.

Substitutions and Variations

 Saucy and flavorful - this dish hits all the spots
Saucy and flavorful – this dish hits all the spots

When it comes to cooking, there’s always room to personalize the recipe and add your own twist to it. In this gluten-free beef short rib recipe, you can experiment with different substitutions and variations to make it your own.

Firstly, feel free to swap out the prepared mustard for Dijon mustard or any other spicy mustard you prefer. Instead of cider vinegar, white wine vinegar or apple cider vinegar work just as well. For the tomato-based ingredients, you can try using tomato sauce or even diced canned tomatoes in place of the tomato paste.

To give this dish a more international flavor, add a teaspoon of smoked paprika or cumin to the spice blend for a smoky or earthy taste. If you’re a fan of heat, add some red pepper flakes or a dash of hot sauce for an extra kick.

For those who aren’t fond of onions and garlic, omit them from the recipe or try adding in some celery or bell peppers instead. As for the cooking method, try slow-cooking the beef short ribs in an instant pot or pressure cooker for a quicker meal.

For those looking for alternative sources of protein, boneless beef chuck, pork ribs or even chicken thighs work great as substitutes for beef short ribs. Alternatively, switch up the cooking style by making stir-fry with slices of Korean BBQ ribs or a rich ragu with prime rib.

The sky’s the limit when it comes to variations and substitutions in this recipe—a little experimentation can lead to delicious results!

Serving and Pairing

 A picture-perfect plate of meaty goodness
A picture-perfect plate of meaty goodness

When it comes to serving beef short ribs supreme, there are many options available that will complement the dish perfectly. This gluten-free recipe for braised beef short ribs is a comforting, hearty meal that pairs well with a wide variety of sides and beverages.

One classic way to serve braised short ribs is over a bed of mashed potatoes – the creamy, buttery potatoes are the perfect base for soaking up the rich and flavorful sauce that accompanies the beef. You could also try serving the beef over creamy polenta or roasted root vegetables such as carrots, parsnips, and sweet potatoes.

For a lighter option, serve the beef with a simple green salad tossed with vinaigrette – this will help cut through the richness of the meat and provide a nice balance of flavors. Or pair your short ribs with some grilled asparagus or roasted brussels sprouts for an extra healthy punch.

To drink, a red wine like Cabernet Sauvignon or Pinot Noir could be an excellent choice to accompany this dish. If you prefer something non-alcoholic, try pairing your beef short ribs supreme with sparkling water or unsweetened iced tea.

Overall, there are plenty of options when it comes to serving and pairing this delicious gluten-free recipe. Whether you opt for classic comfort foods or fresh, seasonal sides, you’re sure to create a satisfying and memorable meal that will leave everyone feeling nourished and satisfied.

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 Perfect for a cozy night in or a special occasion
Perfect for a cozy night in or a special occasion

The Beef Short Ribs Supreme is the perfect comfort food for those chilly days when you need something hearty and warm to keep you going. Fortunately, these short ribs can be prepared ahead of time and stored so that you have a delicious meal ready to go whenever you need it.

If you plan on making this recipe ahead of time, be sure to let the short ribs cool completely before storing them in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. When you’re ready to reheat them, simply place them in a preheated oven (at 350°F) for 15-20 minutes, or until they are heated through.

These beef short ribs can also be frozen if you want to make a larger batch to have on hand. To freeze them, let the cooked ribs cool completely before storing them in an airtight container (or freezer-safe bag) for up to 3 months. When it’s time to reheat, thaw the short ribs in the fridge overnight before reheating as per instructions above.

If you are looking for an even quicker way to prepare this dish, consider using a slow cooker or Instant Pot. This will save time on preparation and allow you to have freshly cooked beef short ribs at any time. Simply follow the same instructions as above, being mindful of the cooking times specified for each method.

Whether you’re reheating leftovers or preparing fresh Beef Short Ribs Supreme, this gluten-free recipe is sure to satisfy your cravings. Serve with mashed potatoes or a side salad and enjoy!

Tips for Perfect Results

 You won't be able to resist these fall-off-the-bone ribs
You won’t be able to resist these fall-off-the-bone ribs

Executing this gluten-free Short Ribs Supreme recipe can be nerve-racking due to the extensive braising and slow-cooking time. However, with these tips, the perfect meat that falls off the bone can also be achieved for both novices and pros alike.

Firstly, if you want your dish on your table in a jiffy, use an instant pot instead of a slow cooker. The Instant Pot beef short ribs will take less time than usual, approximately 1 hour to tenderize fully. Afterward, you can let it sit for another 10-15 minutes to allow for pressure release.

For those that prefer the original approach of using a slow cooker, use beef short ribs instead of boneless meat cuts. Choose between the prime ribs and chuck ribs for more flavorsome results that you’ll surely appreciate.

Next is seasoning; kosher salt and black pepper should never be forgotten. Before placing in a Dutch oven or deep skillet, delicately sprinkle them all over the meat cut’s surfaces to improve its taste from inside out.

If you wish to make significant changes to the recipe such as flavor enhancers like applying Korean BBQ sauce or transforming it into rib ragu the last minute, use a large enough dutch oven to hold all additional ingredients without reducing excess juice before serving.

Lastly, ensure ample time is allowed for your braised beef short ribs recipe to simmer over low heat until fully cooked. It requires hefty cooking times and patience that can assure the perfect final product.

In summary, utilizing an instant pot or choosing beef short ribs with seasoning is necessary for quick and tasty results. If yearning for exciting twists in flavorsome beef short ribs try different sauces such as Korean BBQ sauce or going for rib ragu with your Short Ribs Supreme recipe. Lastly is vital to keep braising at low temperatures with patience to achieve tender meat falling off-the-bone.


Before wrapping up, let me answer a few commonly asked questions about this gluten-free beef short rib recipe. I know you want to make sure that everything is perfect, and these FAQs will clear up any doubts or additional tips you might be looking for. So, let’s check them out!

What is the best binder for beef short ribs?

When preparing beef short ribs, it’s important to use seasonings that will enhance the already robust flavor of the meat. To achieve this, opt for seasonings with bold flavors like black pepper, paprika, and hot peppers. To help the seasonings stick, consider using a light coating of mustard, hot sauce, or olive oil as a binder.

What starch goes with beef short ribs?

Looking for the perfect side dishes to complement your sumptuous short ribs recipe? Look no further! Pair these succulent short ribs with some buttered noodles, mashed potatoes, or creamy polenta, topped with a generous spoonful of gravy. For a well-balanced meal, serve with a fresh arugula salad or some delectable glazed carrots. With these side dishes, you’ll have a wholesome and satisfying dinner that is sure to impress your guests.

What is the difference between beef ribs and beef short ribs?

When it comes to beef ribs, there are two main types to consider: short ribs and back ribs. These differ not only in appearance, with short ribs being shorter and flatter while back ribs are longer and curved, but also in the amount of meat on each bone. Short ribs tend to have less meat because they are sourced from the chuck primal, which is known to be tougher.

How do you make short ribs tender?

When it comes to cooking short ribs, braising is the secret to achieving their irresistibly tender and boldly flavored goodness. This method involves slowly simmering the meat after browning it in oil or butter. As short ribs require a slow cooking process to become tender and flavorful, braising is the ideal technique to make them shine.

Bottom Line

In conclusion, this Beef Short Ribs Supreme recipe is a perfect match for those who crave comfort food with a gluten-free twist. With just a few simple ingredients, you can create a dish that will surely impress your dinner guests and also make your stomach happy. Whether you are an experienced cook or just starting out, this recipe can be easily made in a slow cooker or instant pot, resulting in tender and flavorful meat.

As a nutritionist and food blogger, I highly recommend this dish for its health benefits and minimal use of processed ingredients. Plus, with the variations and substitutions provided, you can customize the recipe to your liking or try different cooking methods such as stir-fry or rib ragu.

Not only is this beef short ribs supreme recipe delicious and easy to make, but it’s also versatile in terms of pairing and serving options. The sweet and tangy flavor pairs well with mashed potatoes or can be served over rice for an Asian twist.

In essence, this meal proves that gluten-free recipes do not have to sacrifice taste or quality. So why not try something new tonight? Give this recipe a go and experience the comforting goodness of braised beef short ribs in supreme gluten-free style.

Beef Short Ribs Supreme - Gluten Free

Beef Short Ribs Supreme - Gluten Free Recipe

This is posted on behalf of the Yahoo Group SillyYaks. I made this recipe the other day using Beef Shortribs, but you could also use this recipe for Pork Ribs. My husband and I gave it a "10". I get recipes on the Chitterling website, and they are usually family recipes that other members send in. Of course it isn't a gluten-free site, but for desserts I just change the recipes. Donna S. in Oregon
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Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 2 hrs 30 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Gluten-free
Calories 1590.5 kcal


  • 3 lbs beef short ribs
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 garlic clove, minced (I like garlic and used more)
  • 1 (6 ounce) can tomato paste
  • 1 cup catsup
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons prepared mustard


  • Brown ribs in a large skillet.
  • Cover and cook over low heat for one hour.
  • Drain off pan drippings.
  • Combine remaining ingredients, and pour over ribs.
  • Cover tightly and cook over low heat 1-1/2 hours or until tender.
  • At least using your own ingredients, you don't have to wonder about gluten!

Add Your Own Notes


Serving: 383gCalories: 1590.5kcalCarbohydrates: 66.5gProtein: 52.5gFat: 124gSaturated Fat: 53.7gCholesterol: 258.6mgSodium: 2436.4mgFiber: 2.5gSugar: 59.9g
Keyword < 4 Hours, Free Of..., Meat, Pork
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