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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 need to add more liquid. 

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Korean BBQ Short Ribs (Galbi)

Korean BBQ Short Ribs

I’m not sure if it was my brother coming to visit me from NYC this past week reminding me of my childhood or if it was FaceTiming with my parents while they were eating Korean food, but I had an insane craving for Asian cooking yesterday. One sad thing about living in Marin county is the lack of Korean restaurants in the area. We either have to go into San Francisco or to East Bay to get our fix, but I’m okay with it because it’s been forcing me cook Korean recipes at home for the first time. 


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Cooking Asian cuisines always intimidated me because I wasn’t too familiar with the various fancy ingredients (I only ate the dish, I never questioned what was actually in them), but turns out, it’s not as difficult as I imagined. With a few tips from my lovely mother and some gluten free tweaks from online recipes, I can satisfy my craving for kimchi and Korean BBQ easily.

These Korean short ribs, called galbi, takes a long time to marinate but that’s when the magical flavors of umami are infused into the meat. The key to galbi is to get the right cut of the short ribs. I have seen them sliced Korean-style (thinly across the bones) at some grocery stores and farmers markets recently, but you can also ask the butcher to cut them for you. It’s pretty important for this recipe. You know you are doing it right when you can pick up galbi with your hand and hold the bone with your fingers to devour the meat off of it. This technique makes it taste 20x better. That’s just fact.

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KOREAN BBQ SHORT RIBS (GALBI)

Prep Time: 6 hours 10 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Total Time: 6 hours 18 minutes
Author: Jean Choi
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Ingredients

  • 1.5 lb short ribs cut across the bones 1/4 - 1/3 inch thick
  • 1/3 cup coconut aminos
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil, preferably raw and cold-pressed
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tbsp ginger, minced
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 tsp black pepper (omit for AIP)
  • 1 green onion, chopped, for garnish

Instructions

  1. Pour all ingredients except the short ribs and the green onion into a large glass dish and whisk them together.
  2. Place the short ribs into the marinade in a single layer.
  3. Refrigerate for at least 6 hours, flipping them halfway through.
  4. Take out the short ribs 30 minutes before cooking them.
  5. Preheat the grill to medium high.
  6. Grill the meat 3-4 minutes each side, until they are browned.
  7. Plate and sprinkle with chopped green onions.
  8. Cut them into sections and eat with your hands.

 

Slow Cooker Korean Short Ribs (Galbi Jjim)

Slow Cooker Korean Short Ribs (Galbi Jjim)One of my favorite dishes from my childhood is my mom’s Galbi Jjim, which literally means “braised short ribs” in Korean. In the original recipe, thick cut ribs are cooked with potatoes, carrots, and radish in soy sauce, sweetened with brown sugar or corn syrup. It’s absolutely delicious and it’s one of those crowd favorite dishes. While I love the original recipe, I wanted to recreate it using Paleo-friendly ingredients: coconut aminos, instead of soy sauce, and a blended Asian pear, instead of sugar. I think it’ll also work fine with a regular pear.Slow Cooker Korean Short Ribs (Galbi Jjim)

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Slow Cooker Korean Short Ribs (Galbi Jjim)
My substitutions worked out so, so well! And everything was easy peasy with the slow cooker. The meat fell off the bones effortlessly, was ridiculously tender, and had a great balance of salty and sweet. Also, I’m not sure if you’ve tasted cooked daikon radish before, but it’s the bomb. I think it really makes this dish.

Serve it with some rice and a side of kimchi, and you got a yourself a delicious Korean meal! My mom would be proud.

Slow Cooker Korean Short Ribs (Galbi Jjim)

SLOW COOKER KOREAN SHORT RIBS (GALBI JJIM)

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 9 hours
Total Time: 9 hours 15 minutes
Author: Jean Choi
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Ingredients

  • 2.5 lbs grass-fed beef short ribs
  • 2 carrots, chopped
  • 1 large daikon radish, cubed
  • 1/2 Asian pear, cored and chopped roughly
  • 1/3 cup bone broth or beef broth
  • 1/4 cup coconuts aminos
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tbsp ginger, minced
  • 1 tsp fish sauce
  • 1 tsp rice vinegar
  • Salt & pepper (omit pepper for AIP)
  • 3 green onions, chopped
  • Sesame seed (optional)

Instructions

  1. If the short ribs aren't cut up, slice them across into sections, so each section contains a bone.
  2. Generally sprinkle short ribs with salt and pepper and place them in the slow cooker.
  3. Place carrots and daikon radish around and over the short ribs.
  4. In a food processor or a blender, blend the Asian pear so it turns into a pulp.
  5. Place in a separate bowl and add bone broth, coconut aminos, garlic cloves, ginger, fish sauce, and rice vinegar.
  6. Whisk together the sauce and pour over the short ribs mixture in the slow cooker.
  7. Cook on low for 9 hours.
  8. Spoon off the fat floating on top if you like.
  9. Plate and sprinkle with green onions and sesame seeds before serving.

Paleo Gluten Free Whole30 Slow Cooker Korean Short Ribs (Galbi Jjim)

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