Grass-Fed Braised Short Rib Recipe

Today I am going to share with you one of my favorite meals, grass-fed short ribs.

This is the kind of meal that makes me truly question why I was a vegetarian on and off for 14 years.

Why oh why!?

When these babies are prepared the right way they are tender, flavorful, and filling. Your house will smell amazing for a couple of days!

There are many ways to cook short ribs. You can cook them on indirect heat with a dry rub on your grill. You can make them in your slow cooker or braise them (my favorite method).

I was always intimidated by short ribs. We love them so much and I was always afraid they wouldn’t turn out as delicious as I have had them when others prepared them for me. I started experimenting when I decided to order grass-fed short ribs from my farm delivery service, and so glad I did!


The first step is to take your short ribs out of the package and pat them dry:


Place them on a plate and season generously with salt and pepper:


Then place a few tablespoons of grass-fed butter in a cast-iron pot with 3 cloves of mashed garlic and 1 large onion:

  • 2.5 pounds grass-fed beef short ribs
  •  large onion chopped
  • 3-4 cloves garlic mashed
  • 3-4 TBSP grass-fed butter
  • 3-4 quarts homemade stock beef preferably, or chicken
  •  salt and pepper to taste
  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees. In a large cast-iron pot with lid, melt 2 TBSP of butter over medium-high heat. Add onion and garlic and sauté until it starts to caramelize. Meanwhile, pat short-ribs dry with a paper towel and place on a plate. Season generously with salt and pepper on both sides. Move onions to the side in pan, add more butter if needed and place short ribs in pan carefully so they are in an even layer (brown in batches if needed). Brown on both sides, 1 1/2 -2 minutes approximately. Place onions on top of ribs and cover with stock. Place lid on pot and place it in the oven for about 3 hours and 45 minutes. Check occasionally and stir to make sure the juices are covering the meat. After you remove from oven, shred the meat into a serving bowl and pour all of the gravy over it. Freeze the bones for stock or give to your furry friend!
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