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Chili Lime Instant Pot Short Ribs (Paleo, Whole30)

If you are looking for a simple recipe that packs a ton of flavor, these Paleo, Whole30, and keto Instant Pot Short Ribs seasoned with chili lime spices fit the bill perfectly!

I’ve recently been noticing on Instagram that most of the recipes that you guys have been cooking from my blog has been Whole30 Instant Pot recipes. Clearly, you guys have been using the Instant Pot more than ever which is so exciting. It’s definitely my favorite kitchen gadget!

By the way, if you end up making one of my recipes and posting it on Instagram, make sure to use the hashtag #whatgreatgrandmaate or tag my handle, @whatggmaate, to your post. It makes me so happy that you guys are cooking from my recipes and I love seeing them!

Chili Lime Instant Pot Short Ribs Recipe

So, since you made it pretty clear that you are loving the IP recipes, I decided to share another one today. These Chili Lime Instant Pot Short Ribs were inspired by a dish I had at a Mexican restaurant a few weeks back and I’ve been thinking about them ever since. They are ridiculously tender and jam packed with so much flavor, I think you’ll will love them.

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Easy Peasy in the Instant Pot

While the process to cook them is quite easy, you’ll never guess that when you taste these short ribs. The wonderful combination of the spices, along with lime zest and juice, are mouthwateringly delicious. And using the Instant Pot to cook the meat will have it fall-off-the-bone tender in no time.

Hope you enjoy these Chili Lime Instant Pot Short Ribs as much as we did. We enjoyed the leftovers as taco meat and it was fantastic.  They reheat really well so make sure to cook up a double batch and enjoy it for several days!

Instant Pot Chili Lime Short Ribs Whole30 Paleo

Instant Pot Chili Lime Short Ribs Whole30 Paleo

Chili Lime Instant Pot Short Ribs

Course: Main Course
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Author: Jean Choi

If you are looking for a simple recipe that packs a ton of flavor, these Paleo and Whole30 Instant Pot Short Ribs seasoned with chili lime spices fit the bill perfectly!

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Ingredients

  • 3-4 lb beef short ribs
  • 1 tbsp chili powder
  • 1 tbsp cumin
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp coriander
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne optional
  • 4 garlic cloves minced
  • Juice and zest of 2 limes plus more for garnish
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1/3 cup apple cider vinegar
  • Chopped cilantro for garnish

Instructions

  1. If the short ribs aren't cut up already, slice them across into sections, so each section contains a bone.

  2. Combine chili powder, cumin, onion powder, oregano, sea salt, black pepper, coriander, cayenne, garlic cloves, and lime zest in a small bowl and mix together.

  3. Sprinkle and press down the spices all over the short ribs until the short ribs are evenly covered.

  4. Set Instant Pot to Sauté setting and heat coconut oil for 5-10 minutes, until fully heated. The reader on the Instant Pot will say "hot."

  5. Add the short ribs to the Instant Pot and brown on all sides, about 5 minutes. Work in batches if needed.

  6. Leave the beef in the Instant Pot and turn it off.

  7. Pour in lime juice and apple cider vinegar. 

  8. Close the lid and make sure the pressure valve is set to SEALING. Set the Instant Pot to MEAT/STEW for 35 minutes. Once done cooking, let it sit for 10 minutes until the pressure naturally releases and you can open the lid easily.

  9. Sprinkle with cilantro and more lime juice before serving. 

Recipe Notes

Even though this recipe doesn't require a lot of liquid, the Instant Pot will come to pressure and cook the short ribs. The meat will also release a lot of liquid during the cooking process, so you don't need to add more liquid. 

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Instant Pot or Slow Cooker Paleo Buffalo Chicken Chili

This spicy and delicious Paleo Buffalo Chicken Chili is an easy set-it-and-forget-it meal whether you use a slow cooker or the Instant Pot!

Instant Pot or Slow Cooker Paleo Buffalo Chicken Chili

It’s officially soup season and I couldn’t be happier. Ever since I bought myself an Instant Pot, soup and stew-making has been incredibly easy especially on busy weekdays. I love that it also has a slow cooker function so I was able to test out this recipe using both methods and it turned out fabulous each time.

This Paleo Buffalo Chicken Chili is the result of combining my 2 loves: buffalo chicken and a good hearty chili. I just love how each spoonful of chili has a chock full of yummy ingredients, and adding the spicy, addicting flavor of buffalo sauce just seemed like a magical combo. And it was!

Instant Pot or Slow Cooker Paleo Buffalo Chicken Chili

The chili itself is really delicious, but the various toppings you can add to it brings out the flavors and textures even more. I really like to load on the toppings as you can see, but my husband kept it simple with just a slice of toast to enjoy this Paleo Buffalo Chicken Chili. The possibilities are endless so top it with whatever your heart desires. I listed some delicious options in the recipe below.

Between the slow cooker and the Instant Pot method, I do like the Instant Pot better because it literally takes a fraction of the time and the texture is more favorable. I find that slow cooking food makes them a little bit more “mushy,” but I know some people don’t mind this. Nevertheless, both methods yield a delicious and filling chili and you’ll want to eat it all the time during the colder months!

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Instant Pot or Slow Cooker Paleo Buffalo Chicken Chili

Instant Pot or Slow Cooker Paleo Buffalo Chicken Chili

Author: Jean Choi

This spicy and delicious Paleo Buffalo Chicken Chili is an easy set-it-and-forget-it meal whether you use a slow cooker or the Instant Pot!

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Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 lbs boneless skinless chicken thighs or breasts
  • 2 cups riced cauliflower
  • 1 large onion chopped
  • 2 stalks of celery chopped
  • 2 carrots chopped
  • 5 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 tbsp tomato paste
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp coriander
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 3 cups bone broth can sub with chicken broth or water
  • 1 14-oz can of diced tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup hot sauce + more, to taste*
  • Optional garnishes: Jalapeño slices, drizzle of coconut milk, nutritional yeast, cilantro, avocado slices, tortilla chips, and/or lime wedges

Instructions

Instant Pot Method

  1. Add all ingredients, except garnishes, to the Instant Pot and stir.
  2. Close the lid, make sure the pressure valve is set to seal, then set it to manual for 15 minutes.
  3. Once it beeps to finish, open the pressure valve to let steam escape.
  4. Open the lid, remove the chicken and shred it with 2 forks.
  5. Add back in the chicken and stir to combine.
  6. Add more hot sauce, if desired.
  7. Serve with optional garnishes.

Slow Cooker Method

  1. Add all ingredients to the slow cooker and stir.
  2. Cover and cook 4 hours on HIGH or 8 hours or LOW.
  3. Once finished, remove the chicken and shred it with 2 forks.
  4. Add back in the chicken and stir to combine.
  5. Add more hot sauce, if desired.
  6. Serve with optional garnishes.

Recipe Notes

*All hot sauce have different spice levels so start out with 1/4 cup and add more later, if needed!

Instant Pot or Slow Cooker Paleo Buffalo Chicken Chili

Chili Lime Paleo Pork Ribs (Whole30, Keto)

Deliciously addicting Whole30 and paleo pork ribs, baked covered in chili lime dry rub. It’s so tender and crispy, you won’t be able to stop eating it!

Chili Lime Paleo Pork Ribs

Hola from Mexico!

Charlie and I decided to take a 5 day trip to Puerto Vallarta to get our sun and beach on. It’s freakin’ beautiful here and we are having an amazing time just basically doing nothing at an all-inclusive resort. It’s so relaxing and the food is pretty awesome as well. I’ll do a photo diary post as soon as I get back.

Chili Lime Paleo Pork Ribs Recipe

And of course, since I was a bit too excited about the trip before coming here, I celebrated by cooking up some Mexican flavors with these Chili Lime Paleo Pork Ribs recipe. I think this one’s my new favorite!

A yummy spice blend of chili and lime zest cover a rack of ribs and the whole thing is baked at low heat until fall-off-the-bone tender. My husband, who isn’t really a fan of ribs, couldn’t stop eating it and kept saying how amazing this was!

Chili Lime Paleo Pork Ribs

Chili Lime Paleo Pork Ribs

Dry Rub + Oven = Extra Crispy Ribs

I’ve only made pork ribs covered in some kind of BBQ sauce before this, but I decided to try a dry rub for the first time and whoaaaa, I’ve been missing out. Since the ribs are quite fatty already, it didn’t need a wet sauce to make it juicy and tasty. And the chili and lime flavors are just amazing together and balance out rich pork so well!

It was fun to switch up the rub and cook these in the oven. I usually use a slow cooker, but I’ve realized that using a slow cooker makes the meat fall off the bone too easily. Some people really like that kind of uber tenderness and I do as well sometimes, but I loved how these were perfectly cooked to me.  Just the right amount of tender and juicy while still holding on to the bone and having that perfect level of chew.

Did things just get weird with the way I described that? I’m pretty obsessed with these Chili Lime Paleo Pork Ribs. It’s probably a sign that I gotta end this post. Off I go to get my margarita on!

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Chili Lime Paleo Pork Ribs (Whole30, Keto)

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 3 hours
Total Time: 3 hours 5 minutes
Servings: 3 servings
Calories: 639 kcal
Author: Jean Choi

Deliciously addicting Whole30 and paleo pork ribs, baked covered in chili lime dry rub. It's so tender and crispy, you won't be able to stop eating it!

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Ingredients

  • 2 lb pork spare ribs
  • 1 tbsp avocado oil
  • 1 tbsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder omit for low FODMAP
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne
  • Zest of 2 limes

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees F.
  2. Rub avocado oil all over the spare ribs.
  3. Mix the rest of the ingredients in a small bowl.
  4. Sprinkle and press in the mixed rub all over the spare ribs so they are evenly coated.
  5. Place a roasting rack over a baking pan.
  6. Lay the spare ribs on the roasting rack and bake for 2.5-3 hours until they are juicy in the inside, and crispy on the outside.
  7. Cut spare ribs into sections before serving.
Nutrition Facts
Chili Lime Paleo Pork Ribs (Whole30, Keto)
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 639 Calories from Fat 486
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 54g 83%
Saturated Fat 16g 80%
Cholesterol 169mg 56%
Sodium 603mg 25%
Potassium 581mg 17%
Total Carbohydrates 2g 1%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Protein 33g 66%
Vitamin A 24.6%
Calcium 4.1%
Iron 14.2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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