Podcast Guest Recipes: Glen Burrows’ Slow Cooked Short Ribs

Every month, a new episode of the Appropriate Omnivore Podcast is released. All of the guests on the show provide recipes in addition to being interviewed. October‘s guest was Glen Burrows of The Ethical Butcher talking about his upcoming delivery service of grass fed and pastured meats and the flaws of the documentary “The Game Changers”. As he discussed the health and environmental benefits of grass fed beef, here’s a beef recipe of his. 


  • 2–3 lbs. of bone-in beef short ribs
  • 1 tablespoon of coconut oil
  • 15 oz. can of tomato sauce
  • 1/2 cup of balsamic vinegar
  • 4 whole dried dates
  • 6 garlic cloves, smashed

Spice Blend

  • 2 tablespoon of course sea salt
  • 1 tablespoon of dried rosemary
  • 1 tablespoon of dried sage
  • 1 tablespoon of garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon of onion powder
  • 1 tablespoon of paprika
  • 1 teaspoon of black pepper
  1. In a small bowl, mix together course sea salt, dried rosemary, dried sage, garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, and black pepper.
  2. Pat dry bone-in beef short ribs. Rub spice blend into both sides of the short ribs.
  3. Heat a large skillet to medium high heat. Add coconut oil to pan and sear the short ribs for 2-3 minutes per side or until slightly browned.
  4. Put the short ribs in a slow cooker with a tomato sauce, balsamic vinegar, whole dried dates, and smashed garlic cloves.
  5. Cook for 4-6 hours on low or until beef is tender.                                                                                                                                                                            

This recipe was provided by Glen Burrows. Glen is cofounder of The Ethical Butcher, which is a UK based start up offering nationwide next day delivery of the most ethical meats available from the UK. As Glen was once a vegetarian, The Ethical Butcher evolved out of  always being concerned about the ethics of meat and searching out the best quality and most ethically reared meats for his own consumption.

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