Regenerative Recipe: Fork-Tender Short Ribs

Regenerative Recipe: Fork-Tender Short Ribs



  • 2-3 lbs beef short ribs or pork spare ribs
  • Tallow
  • 2-3 C broth or stock
  • Sea salt
  • 1/2 t onion powder
  • 2 sprigs fresh thyme
  • 1/2 t garlic powder (optional)
  • 1/8 C Worcestershire sauce (optional)


  1. Pat short ribs dry and place on a cutting board. Salt all sides of the short ribs and let sit at room temperature for 15-30 minutes.
  2. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat and add tallow. When hot, add short ribs and sear on all 4 sides for 1-1.5 minutes each side. 
  3. Place short ribs in Crock Pot. Pour in the broth until the ribs are covered 80-90%.
  4. Add the Worcestershire sauce, garlic powder, onion powder, and thyme.
  5. Cook on low for 7 hours.
  6. Remove from the Crock Pot and check for internal temperature of 145ºF. Let rest for 5 minutes to slightly cool. 
  7. Remove bones and then shred with a fork.
  8. Optional: Don't let the delicious juices go to waste and make a sauce: pour the juices from the Crock Pot into a sauce pan, bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer until sauce reduces (~15 minutes). 

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