Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Gluten Free Tamari Beef Short Ribs

I was supposed to fly out to the states the other day for work but when my flight itinerary finally hit my inbox the travel office had my departure date wrong.  I spent the entire day trying to correct the problem but if you know anything about Navy “Systems” you know that nothing is easy.  Needless to say I was unable to correct the problem and ended up leaving a day late.  The best part about this story is that I got to spend an extra night with my sweet husband and enjoy another great dinner, a glass of wine and some great conversation.  We were able to get the kids to bed early and have a wonderful evening together.  I wanted to make something that I knew he would love and that we haven’t had in a long time.  So I walked down to our market and found some cuts of beef that almost looked like short ribs (impossible to find in Germany) and it immediately reminded me of a meal I hadn’t made since we left the states.

When I worked full time this was a dinner that I made often because I could prepare it in about 10 minutes before I left for work.  This is best prepared in the crock-pot however it is possible to make it in a pot on the stove as I did this past night.  Your whole house will smell so good by the time this is done cooking.  I remember how great it would even smell in my garage when I was parking my car and then walking into the house... Mmmmm… dinner was ready!

My husband was totally surprised and knew exactly what it was the moment he walked in the house.  It was a great night!

Gluten Free Tamari Beef Short Ribs

  • 1 ½ - 2 lbs beef short ribs, bone in is best
  • ¾ cup tamari sauce
  • ½ cup agave syrup
  • 2 tablespoons toasted sesame seeds (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil 

  1. Heat oil in a deep heavy pan or dutch oven on medium-high heat.
  2. Brown meat on all sides and place in crock-pot (if you don’t have a crock-pot just leave the meat in the pan/dutch oven).
  3. Mix together tamari sauce, agave and sesame seeds in a small bowl.
  4. Pour tamari sauce mix over the meat.
  5. Cover crock-pot and set on low for approx 6 to 7 hours depending on your crockpot settings.
  6. Or bring the sauce to a simmer on the stovetop, cover the meat and lower heat.
  7. Cook on low heat for about 5 hours or until the meat falls off the bones.

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