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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 and Whole30 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!

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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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 to add more liquid. 

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The Best Guacamole Ever

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo or any gathering with this best guacamole ever! I’m not kidding. 

The Best Guacamole Ever

Okay… I know that it’s a bold statement to say that a recipe is “THE BEST EVER,” but this really is the best, I promise! Not to toot my own horn, but hey, there’s a reason why I’m in charge of making guacamole for any gathering with family and friends. I’ve been making and perfecting guacamole for years now, so I don’t even measure anything anymore, but I did just to share this amazing recipe with you all!

To me, the perfect guacamole is something that’s simple, with no crazy ingredients. There are various versions out there with unique add-ins that I have seen and tried. However, I always go back to this simple and classic recipe that tastes pretty dang close to the guacamoles that I have tried in Mexico.

The Best Guacamole Ever

I’m actually quite excited that it’s less than a week since I came back home from Mexico after our wedding there, and it’s going to Cinco de Mayo tomorrow! I seriously loooooove Mexican food and I’ll take any excuse to consume it as often as I can. And no Mexican dish is complete without some delicious guacamole.

So if you want to be loved on by your friends and family tomorrow (or any day), whip up a batch of this guacamole, and they won’t stop raving about it. And if you need some delicious paleo chips to go along with it, I highly recommend Siete Foods tortilla chips. They are grain free, crispy thin, and so delicious! They make three flavors that are all amazing: Sea Salt, Lime, and Nacho.

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Need more Mexican dish inspirations for Cinco de Mayo? Here are some of my favorite recipes from the archives:

Grain-Free Paleo Taquitos

Mexican Stuffed Delicata Squash

Chili Lime Pork Spare Ribs

Paleo Mexican Hot Chocolate

Mexican Shakshuka

Paleo Horchata

Hope you enjoy this colorful and fun holiday!

The Best Guacamole Ever

The Best Guacamole Ever

The Best Guacamole Ever

Course: Condiment, Snack
Cuisine: Mexican
Prep Time: 3 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 18 minutes
Author: Jean Choi

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo or any gathering with this best guacamole ever! I'm not kidding. 

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Ingredients

  • 2 large or 3 small hass avocados
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp cumin Omit for AIP
  • Optional: 1/4 tsp cayenne Omit for AIP
  • 1/4 cup diced onion
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • Optional: 2 tbsp chopped cilantro

Instructions

  1. Peel and seed the avocados, and scoop out the pulp into a large bowl.
  2. Pour lime juice over the avocados.
  3. Add salt, cumin, and cayenne (if using), and mash together with a fork or a potato masher.
  4. Add onion, garlic, and cilantro (if using), and stir together.
  5. Let sit in the fridge for at least 15 minutes before serving, so the flavors can meld together.

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Chili Lime Pork Spare Ribs

chili lime pork spare ribs

Hola from Mexico!

C 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.

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

chili lime pork spare ribs

chili lime pork spare ribs

I’ve only made spare ribs covered in some kind of sauce before this, but I decided to try a dry rub for the first time and whoaaaa, I’ve been missing out. Since the spare 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.

chili lime pork spare ribs

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 ribs. It’s probably a sign that I gotta end this post. Off I go to get my margarita on!

chili lime pork spare ribs 

chili lime pork spare ribs

chili lime pork spare ribs

Chili Lime Pork Spare Ribs

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 3 hours
Total Time: 3 hours 5 minutes
Author: Jean Choi
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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.

Deliciously addicting Chili Lime Pork Spare Ribs - Paleo Gluten Free Whole30