Looking for an easy recipe to make when you host your New Year’s Eve soiree? Ribs it is. Pair these easy oven roasted paleo beef short ribs with white rice and Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Balsamic and Walnuts and Cranberries, or Soaked Cranberry Sage Cornbread and Ten Minute Savoy Cabbage, and your guests will thank you.
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I have to confess: it has taken me close to a year to finally make short ribs. Any kind of ribs, actually. Why was I so intimidated? I have no idea. I just know that I had never cooked ribs before, and for some reason I felt they had to be grilled (and I don’t have a lot of experience grilling). Even though I knew that recipes for slow cooker or oven roasted ribs existed, I still felt intimidated.
I was forced to remedy the situation when the meat subscription service of which I am a part of sent me an average of one package of short ribs per month. They began to take up space in my freezer until, finally, something had to be done.
When I finally tried my hand at making ribs, I wondered why I had waited so long? I cobbled together a paleo version of various ribs recipes I found online, and I was blown away by how easy it was to whip up a marinade, cook the ribs in the oven, and enjoy an easy, tasty dinner with very little effort. Now I request ribs from my meat subscription so that I can make this recipe regularly.
This recipe is a paleo version of a few different ribs recipe. I blend real maple syrup, spices, salt, and pepper, rub it on the ribs, and let the ribs marinate in the fridge for three hours. Then I cook them in a low heat oven for 3-4 hours until the meat is falling off the bone and a nice sauce has accumulated at the bottom of the pan.
My favorite way to eat these ribs is with white rice to soak up the sauce, along with a side of steamed or roasted green vegetables. Sauteed kale is another great side option.
I hope you give this recipe a try!
It’s been a great year. I look forward to bringing you more vibrantly healthy recipes in the 2022. Take care and see you soon,
Other Great Recipes for New Year’s Eve
- Cardamom Apple Cake (Paleo)!: A delicious way to celebrate without packing on pounds (because, let’s face it, we may have done a bit of that throughout the month of December).
- Autumn Roasted Sweet Potato Soup: Warm soup for a chilly night always hits the spot. Plus, it’s an economical way to feed lots of guests.
- Low Carb Coconut Vanilla Custard: Another delicious way to pack in a sweet treat without wrecking your diet. Make these custards ahead of time for a stress-free dessert option.
- Winter Cobb Salad: I love this salad any time of year, but the flavors of the season really shine right now in these seasonal ingredients.
Easy Oven Roasted Paleo Beef Short Ribs
- 9 x 13 casserole dish
- Silicon cover or aluminum foil
- 4 lbs beef short ribs
- 2 tbsp real maple syrup
- 1 tbsp real salt
- 1 tbsp paprika
- 1 tbsp onion powder
- 1 tbsp garlic powder
- 2 tsp black pepper
- 2 tsp cumin
- 1/2 -1 tbsp crushed red pepper flakes
- Place the short ribs in the 9 x 13 casserole dish. Mix together all remaining ingredients in a bowl, then slather thinly over the ribs. Don't worry if you run out of marinade, just do your best to spread it as evenly as possible.
- Cover ribs with silicon cover or aluminum foil and marinate in the refrigerator for at least 3 hours.
- Turn on oven to 250 degrees Fahrenheit. Cook ribs for 3-4 hours until meat is falling off the bone. Serve with white rice and vegetable.