There were a handful of favorite meals back in the day when I ran an organic meal delivery business, and braised balsamic BBQ beef was on the top of the list. I’ve updated this recipe to include dates as the sweetening element instead of brown sugar, and the result is a rich flavor that your family will love.
2 tablespoons Savory Spice Blend (recipe here)
2-3 lbs of bone-in beef short ribs
1 tablespoon coconut oil
1 15-ounce can plain tomato sauce
1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
4 whole dried dates
6 cloves garlic, smashed
This is also a fantastic dish to make for a pot-luck or Super Bowl party.
Replace the tomato sauce with beef Bone Broth (recipe here).
Omit the garlic.
CHANGE IT UP
Don’t have a slow-cooker? Use an enameled cast iron pot in an oven at 300°F for 4-6 hours.
Rub the Savory Spice Blend into the short ribs.
Melt the coconut oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat, and sear the short ribs 1-2 minutes per side or until they are slightly browned.
Place the short ribs, tomato sauce, balsamic vinegar, dates, and garlic in a slow-cooker. Cover and cook on low for 4-6 hours or until the meat is tender enough to fall apart with a fork.
Shred the meat off of the bones and serve with Candied Carrots (recipe here).