This Short Rib Keto Pizza is a keto friendly pizza made with leftover wine braised short ribs. It satisfies that pizza craving, and has you wishing you had more beef short ribs leftover from dinner!

If you love beefy full of flavor red wine roasted short ribs, then you are in for a real tasty treat today!  This recipe fits the low carb high fat profile that people like to stick to when following the Keto Diet.

Wine Braised Short Rib Pizza

I never cooked much with short ribs prior to last fall. Mostly because I just didn’t know much about them or how to cook them! However, I would drool over photos of fellow bloggers who were making beef short ribs.

Wine Braised Short Rib Pizza

Then, I decided I had to try my hand at them and made the recipe I shared over the holidays for Sweet Chili Glazed Beef Short Ribs and was hooked. I’ve dreamt about them and making a short rib keto pizza ever since!

I don’t know about you, but I have always been intimidated by the meat case. That is why I jumped at the opportunity to take a tour with New York Beef Council to a local butcher shop. I wanted to learn more about the cuts of beef and the different methods to cook certain cuts.

Slow Cooked Short Ribs

We were challenged to take a cut home that we were not real familiar with. For me, that was absolutely the boneless short rib!

shredded short ribs

Believe me, it is completely worth the wait to cook this cut low and slow! Grumpy and I will definitely be consuming a lot more short ribs in our near future.

Assembling your Wine Braised Short Rib Keto Pizza!

For the pizza “sauce”, I strained the liquid from the slow cooked ribs, thickened it up with a little arrowroot powder, and spooned some over top of the pre-baked keto pizza crust. Next I topped the crust with the mozzarella and Havarti cheese and added some of the shredded short ribs.

Low Carb Keto Pizza with cheese and shredded braised short ribs

I then baked the short rib pizza in the oven another 10 -15 minutes, and after cooling about 10 minutes, I top with some fresh chopped arugula. This Wine Braised Short Rib Pizza is absolutely da BOMB!

Wine Braised Short Rib Pizza

Be sure to check out this link for some great beef meat case information! Decide what cut you want to buy and what recipe you want to make. I won’t blame you if you go for the short ribs first!

slice of short rib keto pizza
Wine Braised Short Rib Pizza
Yield: 1 pizza

Wine Braised Short Rib Pizza

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Wine Braised Short Rib Pizza is grain free, keto and paleo friendly recipe with mouth watering short rib topping that is hard to resist!


For the Ribs:

  • 4 boneless beef short ribs
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1/2 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1/2 onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 cups dry red wine
  • 1 tomato, seeded and chopped
  • 1 teaspoon tomato paste
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon arrowroot powder

To top the Pizza:

  • 1 cup shredded Mozzarella cheese
  • 2 ounces Havarti cheese, shredded
  • 2 cups arugula, torn into bite sized pieces

For the Pizza Crust


  1. Season the short ribs with salt and pepper.
  2. In a large skillet, heat the oil over medium-high heat. Working in batches, add the ribs and cook, turning often, until browned, 7 to 10 minutes. Transfer to a large slow cooker.
  3. Add the onion and garlic to skillet and cook, scraping up any browned bits, until slightly softened, about 4 minutes.
  4. Stir in the wine and tomatoes and bring to a boil. Transfer the mixture to the slow cooker and cook on low heat until tender, about 6 hours.
  5. Remove ribs from slow cooker and shred. Set aside.
  6. Strain the cooking liquid into a large measuring cup.. Transfer to a saucepan, bring to a boil then reduce to simmer. Whisk in the tomato paste and season with salt and pepper. Whisk 1 teaspoon arrowroot powder with 1/4 cup water. Add to broth and cook until slightly thickened. Set aside.
  7. Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
  8. Prepare the Low Carb Pizza Crust Recipe.
  9. Place parchment paper on large cookie sheet and spritz with cooking spray.. Place pizza dough on parchment paper and roll out thin. Poke holes in crust with tines of fork. Bake for 10 minutes.
  10. Remove crust from oven and spoon a thin layer of gravy over top of pizza crust. Top with mozzarella cheese, havarti cheese and shredded short ribs. Return to oven and bake another 10 minutes, until cheese is melted.
  11. Remove from oven and let cool 10 minutes. Top with arugula.

Nutrition Information



Amount Per Serving Calories 510Total Fat 41gCholesterol 145mgSodium 860mgCarbohydrates 7.88gNet Carbohydrates 5.68gFiber 2.2gSugar 1.12gProtein 33.5g

Nutrition information is provided as a courtesy, but will vary depending on the specific brands of ingredients you use. Please consult with your doctor regarding specific health needs.

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