Slow cooker Short Ribs in Plum Sauce Recipe

Well, it’s seems it’s time to dust off my slow cooker, and put it to good use again.  Since getting my Instant Pot, I really haven’t used my slow cooker very often.  Cooking foods in half the time has become both necessary and more attractive to me.  But, to really get the most out of my batch cooking sessions, I’m bringing my slow cooker back into service.

AIP Paleo Slow Cooker Short Ribs in Plum Sauce by Tara Perillo| Paleo Cajun Lady
AIP Paleo Slow Cooker Short Ribs in Plum Sauce

One of my favorite foods to cook in my slow cooker is short ribs.  I mean, who doesn’t love short ribs? They’re inexpensive, easy to eat and mighty tasty.  When I found some beautiful fresh plums at my local health food grocer, I immediately knew I wanted to create a sweet dish with short ribs.  These short ribs in plum sauce are tangy and sweet.  Cooked in your slow cooker, these short ribs will be falling off the bones tender.  You could serve this dish over cauliflower rice, kelp noodles, yam noodles or zoodles.

Slow cooker Short Ribs in Plum Sauce Recipe

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 5 hours

Total Time: 5 hours, 20 minutes

Yield: 4 servings



  1. Brown short ribs, on all sides, in large pan or skillet.
  2. While short ribs are browning, place all ingredients, except mushrooms and arrowroot starch, in slow cooker
  3. Mix well.
  4. When all short ribs have been browned, add them to slow cooker, nestling them into other ingredients.
  5. Set slow cooker on low and cook for 4 hours.
  6. After 4 hours, add mushrooms and arrowroot starch to crockpot.
  7. Be sure to whisk in arrowroot starch to prevent lumps.
  8. Continue cooking, on low, for 1 more hour.
  9. Serve short ribs with sauce and vegetables on top.

So, in the next couple of months, you’re going to be able to find me almost everywhere.  I have three guest posts, two interviews, and recipes in Paleo Magazine Readers Favorites Holiday Cookbook and Paleo Living Magazine. I’m pretty sure there’s more; but, I can’t remember everything at this particular moment.  Plus, I’m working on bringing you awesome meal plans and fitness programs in January.  There are going to be amazing changes to Paleo Cajun Lady in the new year.  I hope you all stick with me until then.

As always, I wish you good health…….and, good food!

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Tara Perillo

Welcome all. I am Tara Perillo, herbalist, homeopath, yoga and fitness instructor, and healthy foodie . After successfully reaching remission of my lupus symptoms, through changes in my diet, exercise, and lifestyle, I wrote the ebook, Sickness To Fitness Quick Start Guide. I am also honored to have my paleo and AIP recipes featured in Paleo Magazine, Paleo Living Magazine, Shape Magazine Online, 85 Amazing AIP Breakfasts, The Paleo AIP Instant Pot Cookbook, and blogs by The Paleo Mom, Kris Kresser, Whole New Mom and many others. My focus is to help others become stronger in every facet of their lives. Join me to become stronger in health, mind, body, and spirit, together!

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