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Braised Short Ribs with Garlic Rosemary Mashed Cauliflower (Valentines)

Short ribs are an upscale version of pot roast, and perfect for a romantic celebration or when you just want a fancy dinner. Served with creamy pureed cauliflower flavored with garlic and rosemary, you can’t go wrong when you’re looking to impress while also still eating a low carb diet.
Course Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine Paleo
Total Time 3 hours
Servings 2
Calories 713 kcal


Short Ribs

  • 3 slices bacon diced
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 beef short ribs
  • 1 small onion diced
  • 1 shallot minced
  • 1 carrot diced
  • 2 cups chicken or beef broth
  • 1 sprig thyme
  • 1 sprig parsley
  • 1 sprig rosemary
  • 2 cloves garlic smashed

Mashed Cauliflower

  • 4 cups cauliflower florets
  • 2 cloves garlic smashed
  • 1/4 cup buttermilk or coconut milk
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 teaspoon finely chopped fresh rosemary
  • Sea salt and fresh ground pepper to taste


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. In a heavy pot or Dutch oven, cook the bacon until crisp. Remove from pan with a slotted spoon. Season the short ribs with salt and pepper and add them to the pan. Cook until well browned on both sides, and remove from the pan.
  3. Add the olive oil and cook the onion, shallots, and carrot until softened, scraping the browned bits from the bottom. Add the short ribs back to the pot, along with the broth. Add additional water if necessary to make sure short ribs are about 3/4 covered. Add the herbs and garlic cloves and cover.
  4. Put in the oven and cook for about 2 hours. Turn the heat down and cook for another 45 minutes, or until ribs are falling apart with a fork.
  5. Just before ribs are done, make the cauliflower. First, steam the florets and garlic cloves until very soft, either in a vegetable steamer basket or the microwave.
  6. Put the cauliflower and garlic in a food processor with the milk and half the butter. Puree until smooth and creamy and stir in the remaining butter and rosemary before serving.
  7. Serve the short ribs with the mashed cauliflower.
Nutrition Facts
Braised Short Ribs with Garlic Rosemary Mashed Cauliflower (Valentines)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 713 Calories from Fat 414
% Daily Value*
Fat 46g71%
Carbohydrates 19g6%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 10g11%
Protein 48g96%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.