The weather is starting to get noticeably cooler and this recipe will keep you warm as the nights start to draw in. An easy, and delicious, one-pot meal that can be made in a slow cooker or in an Instant Pot. The addition of the diced beef makes this meal go a bit further.

Serves 4


8 beef short ribs

400g grass-fed diced beef

2 garlic cloves, crushed

1 red onion – sliced into rings

1 leek – chopped

200g fresh spinach

150g organic tomato paste

2 tbsp beef fat



  • Heat the beef fat in a slow cooker or on sauté function in the Instant Pot.
  • Add the garlic, onion & leek & sauté lightly.
  • Add the ribs and sear for approx. 3 minutes.
  • Remove the ribs and add the diced beef and brown.
  • Add the spinach and tomato paste and stir through.
  • Add the ribs back to the pot.
  • Place the lid on your chosen pot.
  • For Instant Pot: Set to Manual for 30 minutes. Quick release when cooking time has finished.
  • For Slow Cooker: Set to high for 8 hours.

Enjoy either as it is or with an accompaniment such as rice, or a low carb alternative – cauliflower rice.