I feel like I should unofficially dub this Comfort Food Week over here! My recipes this week are super simple, cozy, comfort foods that I think we could all use a little more of these days. I'm particularly fond of this Slow Cooker Low FODMAP Short Ribs recipe I whipped up last fall. We redid our kitchen - I'm talking a complete GUT and renovation here - last fall, so for a month or so I had to resort to only cooking meals in my slow cookers. Yes, I said Slow CookerSSSS plural! I went out and bought a few extra to have around to make it easier to continue meal prepping lunch and dinner without a kitchen.
I honestly wish I had photos of the insanity that was cooking without a kitchen. For many people, that's a frustrating time but for a food blogger, WOOO was that a challenge! But, I improvised and had all the handy kitchen gadgets to help get me through. We had just moved into our home and didn't have much furniture yet, so I set the whole dining room up like an appliance test kitchen, complete with folding tables and different stations like the slow cooker station, microwave + toaster oven station, and blender + egg cooker stations. If only I had an induction cooktop, I think we could have just lived without the kitchen reno! .... KIDDING! I did have a lot of fun continuing to cook in the typical manner I do, testing out recipes like giant paleo pop tarts, soups and stews, and this Slow Cooker Low FODMAP Short Ribs recipe.
This Slow Cooker Low FODMAP Short Ribs recipe was hands down our favorite of the slow cooker recipes I whipped up during that time and I just knew I had to remake it again this fall to share with all of you. It's literal cozy in a bowl and I swear I could eat this every single night. I typically serve it over polenta or mashed potatoes for my husband and I will decide between the two or just a simple side of greens depending on how I'm feeling. Corn doesn't tend to bother my gut anymore, however I do limit it because, well, I know my limits! I do well with white potato, so if I've made a simple low FODMAP friendly mash, then I'll definitely enjoy these low FODMAP short ribs over top. One thing I recommend, definitely do NOT skip the carrots! If you don't have access to rainbow carrots, that's OK, simply sub in regular orange carrots instead.
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For the Short Rib Rub
1 tsp garlic scapes
1/2 tsp white pepper
3 tsp paprika
1 tsp sage
1 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1 tsp thyme
1 tsp salt
1 tsp pepper
For the Short Ribs
2lbs boneless short ribs
1 1/2 cups dry red wine
2 tbsp garlic infused olive oil
1/2 cups low FODMAP bone broth
1 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
1 16oz can tomato paste
2 cups rainbow carrots, chopped
1. Begin by preparing the spice rub for the short ribs. In a large bowl, combine all spices using a fork or whisk.
2. One by one, evenly coat each short rib with the spice rub.
3. Once all short ribs are fully coated with spice rub, sear them in a pan over medium high heat, about one minute on each side.
4. Once all short ribs have been seared, add any leftover spice rub and all remaining ingredients to the basin of your slow cooker.
5. Give the ingredients a stir in order to ensure all are completely incorporated.
6. Cook on high for 4 hours or low for 6.
Serve over mashed potatoes, polenta, or with a side salad.