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Gluten-Free Boneless Beef Short Ribs in Agave-Mustard Gravy


Boneless Beef Short Ribs - Decked Out And Ready To Eat!

Boneless Beef Short Ribs – Decked Out And Ready To Eat!

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For a satisfying gluten-free recipe to balance your menu, these beef short ribs are easy and filling.  The recipe calls for boneless ribs, which are trimmed by the butcher and also economical.  I and my family love them… I can rarely make enough for their appetites…

… Enjoy!


Gluten-Free Boneless Beef Short Ribs in Agave-Mustard Gravy

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 3 hours

Total Time: 3 hours, 20 minutes

Makes 3 – 4 servings


Short Ribs:

1/2 Pounds Boneless Beef Short Ribs, trimmed by the butcher (or three times as much if Bone-In)

1/4 Cup Sweet Rice Flour (I used Koda Farm’s Mochiko), more or less

1 Tablespoon Oil (like Grape Seed or Olive Oil)

1-1/2 Teaspoons Seasoned Salt, or your favorite gluten-free mix

2 Teaspoons Dry Mustard

2 Cups Water

1/2 Medium Onion, sliced

1 Tablespoon Worcestershire Sauce, Lea & Perrins

1 Tablespoon Agave Nectar (or Honey)


1/4 Cup Sweet Rice Flour (I used Koda Farm’s Mochiko)

Rolls (Optional):

Medium Gluten-Free Rolls, like Sub Buns, Sausage Rolls or Ciabatta, like Schar’s Parbaked Ciabatta Rolls, split


Short Ribs:

Trim any excess fat from ribs. Roll ribs in flour, or put flour and ribs in a plastic bag and shake until well-covered.

In a large skillet or Dutch oven, brown the meat in hot oil.

Add the seasoned salt, dry mustard, onion, Worcestershire sauce, agave nectar and water.

Cover and simmer till tender, 2 to 2-1/2 hours; or, move to crockpot and cook on low for 6-8 hours.

To Thicken the Gravy:

Twenty minutes before serving, stir in 1/4 cup rice flour to thicken gravy.


If you plan to use rolls for sandwiches, split and toast them. For an alternative, serve with mashed potatoes and cole slaw.

Adjust seasoning.




Beef Short Ribs Browning in the Skillet

These Boneless Beef Short Ribs Are Browned and Ready to Begin Simmering




Beef Short Ribs Simmering in the Crockpot

These Beef Short Ribs Have Finished Simmering in the Crockpot and the Gravy Is Thickened.



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