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Whole30® Asian Slow Cooker Braised Short Ribs

Rated as 4 out of 5 Stars

"Short ribs are well worth the investment; in this recipe, they are fall-off-the-bone tender, slightly sweet, and even paleo friendly! Serve over cauliflower rice."
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6 h 15 m servings 507
Original recipe yields 6 servings


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  1. Season short ribs liberally on all sides with sea salt and cracked black pepper.
  2. Heat coconut oil in a large, deep skillet over medium-high heat and brown short ribs and onions in batches on all sides, 5 to 8 minutes. Place ribs and onion in a slow cooker. Add celery, carrots, and cinnamon stick.
  3. Stir beef broth, coconut aminos, fish sauce, ginger, garlic, salt, and pepper together in a bowl and pour over ingredients in the slow cooker. Cover with a lid.
  4. Cook on Low until ribs are cooked through and flavors are well combined, 6 to 8 hours. Remove ribs. Raise heat to High and stir in arrowroot powder. Cook until sauce is slightly thickened, about 5 minutes. Serve ribs topped with sauce and chopped green onions.


  • Cook's Note:
  • Use 2 to 3 pounds of short ribs for this recipe, depending on size.
  • Easy Cleanup
  • Try using a liner in your slow cooker for easier cleanup

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 507 calories; 39.6 17.2 19.8 78 1059 Full nutrition

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Pretty easy recipe, but really fatty. I will try the other type of short rib next time. I had to cook it on high for 4 hours due to poor planning on my part, but it still turned out well.