Wine Braised Short Ribs with Rustic Mashed Potatoes
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Serves: 4
gluten-free, dairy-free, grain-free, egg-free, keto options for: dairy-free, paleo, whole30
  • 1 tablespoon ghee
  • 3-4 pounds beef short ribs bone-in, grass-fed if you can find them
  • ¼ cup arrowroot powder (tapioca starch or regular flour works too)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 8 ounces mushrooms
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 cup chicken, beef, or vegetable stock
  • 1 cup red wine - any kind of red wine you like to drink will work (see notes to swap out)
  • 1 6-ounce can of tomato paste
  • 1 teaspoon thyme
  • 1 teaspoon chopped rosemary

Mashed Potatoes
  • 2 pounds potatoes
  • 4 tablespoons ghee
  • ½-1 cup raw milk or coconut milk or almond milk
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  1. If using a Dutch oven preheat the oven to 325ºF. If using a crock pot heat to low.
  2. Heat Dutch oven or a pan to medium heat. Add ghee.
  3. Pat short ribs dry with a paper towel. Sprinkle with salt and paper then coat in arrowroot powder.
  4. Brown ALL sides of the short ribs in the pan. This takes about 3-4 minutes per side. Remove and set aside.
  5. Slice mushrooms, dice the onion and place in the pan that the short ribs were browned in. Cook for 5-7 minutes until mushrooms are soft and onions are translucent.
  6. Add in tomato paste, wine, broth, garlic, thyme, and rosemary. Cook for 8-10 minutes to let the wine cook down and all the flavors to combine.
  7. If using a Dutch oven, place browned short ribs on top of the sauce. Cover the Dutch oven with the lid and cook at 325 degrees for 3-5 hours depending on preference of meat tenderness.
  8. If using a crock pot, pour the sauce from the pan into the crock pot. Place short ribs on top. Cook on low 4-6 hours or high 3-5 hours.
  9. If making our Rustic Mashed Potatoes, add potatoes to a large pot and cover with water. Boil until fork tender.
  10. Remove potatoes from water and put in larger bowl. Add milk, ghee, salt and use either a fork or hand mixer to whip.
  11. Serving suggestion place a scoop of mashed potatoes in a bowl and place a short rib on top. Garnish with a sprig of fresh rosemary and thyme and enjoy!
You can use 2 cups of beef stock instead of wine and add 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
To make dairy-free use almond or coconut milk instead of raw milk
Recipe by Tasty Yummies at