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Wow your guests and make these Juicy Melt-in-Your-Mouth Instant Pot Short Ribs! You won’t want to miss out on this Tender Red Wine Braised Beef Short Ribs, soaked with rich sweet-savory-umami beefy sauce. Paired with buttery mashed potatoes cooked in the same pot. Yum!

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Layers of Flavors Explosion.
Melt-in-Your-Mouth Heaven.
Every bite is rewarding.

These Red Wine Braised Instant Pot Short Ribs are the perfect choice to impress your guests and convert them to Instant Pot-ism. 😉

No need to turn on your oven or slow cook the short ribs for hours to achieve this rich beefy melt-in-your-mouth heaven-on-earth.

Plus, you can save time by cooking potatoes at the same time right in the same pot. How awesome is that?!

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Last year, we were stoked to have a bite of the delicious Big Apple! 😀

Eataly, Chelsea Market, Brooklyn Pizza, legendary chocolate chip cookie…Oh man~ We loved every minute of our New York Foodie Trip!

Right before visiting the Empire State Building, we were tucked at the back corner of this dimmed-light, jam-packed Southern Comfort Eatery. The mouth-watering menu definitely gave me a decidophobia moment. hehe~

The moment we tasted the Fall-Off-the-Bone Tender, Sweet-Savory 6-Hour Short Ribs, we both looked at each other and said “Yes! This would be perfect for the Instant Pot.”

What better way to share our beautiful New York memories with you than to recreate this with our own twists in the Instant Pot? 🙂

Enjoy our Red Wine Braised Instant Pot Short Ribs~

New York Southern Eatery: 6-Hour Short Ribs


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Instant Pot Short Ribs

Make these Juicy Melt-in-Your-Mouth Instant Pot Short Ribs that will impress your guests! Fall-Off-the-Bone Tender Red Wine Braised Beef Short Ribs, soaked with deliciously sweet-savory-umami flavors. Paired with buttery mashed potatoes cooked in the same pot.
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
Total: 1 hour 40 minutes
Servings: 4 -6
Calories: 345kcal
Author: Amy + Jacky

Ingredients

Thickener:

  • 2.5 tablespoons (22.5g) cornstarch
  • 3 tablespoons (45ml) cold water

Mashed Potatoes (Optional):

  • 3 - 4 russet potatoes , halved
  • 100 ml whole milk
  • 1 - 2 tablespoons (14g - 28g) unsalted butter

Instructions

  • Brown Short Ribs in Instant Pot: Heat up Instant Pot using Sauté More. Wait until it says HOT (prevents short ribs from sticking to the pot). Add 1 tbsp (15ml) olive oil in Instant Pot. Season one side generously with salt and black pepper. Add in 5 pieces of short ribs, then brown each side for 4 minutes. While one side is browning, season the other side with more salt and black pepper.
    *Pro Tip: Avoid overcrowding by browning short ribs in batches.
  • Saute Onion & Garlic: Set aside the browned short ribs. Add in sliced onions, and saute until soften (~ 3 minutes). Add in chopped garlic, and saute until fragrant (~30 seconds).
  • Saute Veggies & Spices: Add in chopped carrots, celery, a pinch of dried thyme, and 2 bay leaves, then saute for 2 minutes.
  • Deglaze Instant Pot: Pour ½ cup (125ml) red wine in Instant Pot and deglaze by scrubbing the flavorful brown bits off the bottom of the pot with a wooden spoon. Give it a quick mix. Let the wine simmer for a minute to allow some of the alcohol to evaporate.
  • Pressure Cook Short Ribs: Add 1 tbsp (15ml) light soy sauce, 1 tbsp (15ml) fish sauce, 1-1.5 tbsp (14-21g) brown sugar, 2 tbsp (30ml) balsamic vinegar, and ½ cup (125ml) unsalted chicken stock in Instant Pot. Carefully add in browned short ribs + meat juice.
    If you are making mashed potatoes: Cut 3 - 4 potatoes in half, then place them in a stainless steel bowl. Layer the bowl on top of the short ribs. 
    Then, pressure cook:
    -With Potatoes: High Pressure 42 minutes + Natural Release 15 minutes
    -No Potatoes: High Pressure 45 minutes + Natural Release 15 minutes
  • Optional - Make Mashed Potatoes: Drain & transfer the potatoes to a larger mixing bowl. Mash the potatoes with a potato masher. Mix in 100ml whole milk and 1 – 2 tbsp (14g -28g) unsalted butter. Season to taste with salt & pepper.
  • Thicken & Seasonings: Carefully set aside the short ribs. Mix 2.5 tbsp (22.5g) cornstarch and 3 tbsp (45ml) cold water together in a small mixing bowl. Bring the sauce to a simmer and add the cornstarch mixture one third at a time to thicken the red wine sauce until desired thickness. Taste and season with more salt, black pepper, and brown sugar if necessary (For reference: we added 3 large pinches of salt).
  • Serve Short Ribs: Carefully place the short ribs back in the sauce to keep them hot. Serve & be prepared for your guests to beg for more of this deliciously beautiful creation!
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Recipe Notes:

Brown Sugar: be sure to adjust the sweetness level to your taste. Use 1 tbsp (14g) brown sugar for less sweet; 1.5 tbsp (21g) brown sugar if you enjoy a sweeter sauce.
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Nutrition:

Calories: 345kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 27g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 80mg | Sodium: 534mg | Potassium: 762mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 4800IU | Vitamin C: 6.8mg | Calcium: 46mg | Iron: 3.4mg
Course: Dinner, Main
Cuisine: American
Keyword: instant pot recipes, instant pot ribs, instant pot short ribs, instapot short ribs, pressure cooker recipes, pressure cooker short ribs, short ribs recipes
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Instant Pot Short Ribs Experiment

We conducted multiple tests with Short Ribs using different amounts of cooking time in our Instant Pot Electric Pressure Cooker.

Instant Pot Short Ribs (Pressure Cooker Short Ribs) Experiment

What We Look For in Perfectly Cooked Short Ribs:

  • Texture: fall-off-the-bone, melt-in-your-mouth tender; juicy & moist – not tough, dry, and brittle
  • Taste: buttery from the melted beef fat; strong & rich beefy flavors & aroma

Here’s the Instant Pot Short Ribs Experiment Summary:Instant Pot Short Ribs (Pressure Cooker Short Ribs) Experiment Results

Conclusion: Test #3 yields the most satisfying combination of fall-off-the-bone tender, yet juicy & moist, plus rich & buttery beefy flavors.

Instant Pot Short Ribs Step-by-Step Cooking Guide

Prepare Ingredients for Instant Pot Short Ribs.

Instant Pot Short Ribs (Pressure Cooker Short Ribs) Ingredients

We chose this Perez Cruz Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon from Chile for our recipe.

Perez Cruz Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon

1

Brown Short Ribs in Instant Pot


Heat up Instant Pot using Sauté More function.

*Tip: For older versions, press “Saute” button, then “Adjust” button. For newer version, press “Saute” button twice.

Instant Pot Saute More Function

Wait until it says HOT (takes roughly 8 minutes). This prevents the short ribs from sticking to the pot.

Add 1 tbsp (15ml) olive oil in Instant Pot.

Season one side generously with salt and black pepper.

Add in 5 pieces of short ribs and brown each side for 4 minutes.

Instant Pot Short Ribs (Pressure Cooker Short Ribs): brown seasoned short ribs in Instant Pot

While one side is browning, season the other side with more salt and black pepper.

*Pro Tip: Do this in two separate batches to avoid overcrowding.

Take a sniff! Oh~ It smells amazingly buttery rich!! 😀

2

Saute Onion & Garlic


Set aside the browned short ribs.

Instant Pot Short Ribs (Pressure Cooker Short Ribs): set aside browned beef short ribs

Add in sliced onions, and saute until soften (~ 3 minutes).

Add in the chopped garlic and saute until fragrant (~30 seconds).

Instant Pot Short Ribs (Pressure Cooker Short Ribs): saute sliced onions and chopped garlic in Instant Pot Pressure Cooker

3

Saute Veggies & Spices


Add in the chopped carrots, celery, a pinch of dried thyme, and 2 bay leaves. Saute for another 2 minutes.

Instant Pot Short Ribs (Pressure Cooker Short Ribs): saute vegetables and spices in Instant Pot Pressure Cooker

4

Deglaze Instant Pot


Pour ½ cup (125ml) red wine in Instant Pot and deglaze by scrubbing all the flavorful brown bits off the bottom of the pot with a wooden spoon.

Instant Pot Short Ribs (Pressure Cooker Short Ribs): deglaze Instant Pot with red wine

Give it a quick mix. Let the wine simmer for a minute to allow some of the alcohol to evaporate.

5

Pressure Cook Short Ribs


Add 1 tbsp (15ml) light soy sauce, 1 tbsp (15ml) fish sauce, 1 – 1.5 tbsp (14 – 21g) brown sugar, 2 tbsp (30ml) balsamic vinegar, and ½ cup (125ml) unsalted chicken stock in Instant Pot.

*Pro Tip: adjust your sweetness level accordingly. If you like a less sweet sauce, use 1 tbsp (14g) brown sugar; if you enjoy a sweeter sauce, use 1.5 tbsp (21g) brown sugar.

Carefully add browned short ribs in Instant Pot. Make sure to add in all the juice!

Instant Pot Short Ribs (Pressure Cooker Short Ribs): pressure cook browed short ribs in Instant Pot

If you want to make mashed potatoes with the short ribs: Cut 3 – 4 potatoes in half and place them in a stainless steel bowl.

Instant Pot Short Ribs (Pressure Cooker Short Ribs): layer stainless steel bowl of halved potatoes on top of short ribs

Then, layer the bowl on top of the short ribs (as shown in below photo).

Instant Pot Short Ribs (Pressure Cooker Short Ribs): make pot in pot mashed potatoes in Instant Pot

With Venting Knob in Venting Position, close the lid and turn Venting Knob to Sealing Position.

Instant Pot Short Ribs (Pressure Cooker Short Ribs): pressure cook short ribs and potatoes with high pressure program

Pressure Cooking Methods:

  • With Potatoes: High Pressure 42 minutes + Natural Release 15 minutes
  • No Potatoes: High Pressure 45 minutes + Natural Release 15 minutes

After 15 minutes, release remaining pressure by turning Venting Knob to Venting Position.

When Floating Valve drops, open the lid carefully.

6

Optional – Make Mashed Potatoes


Instant Pot Short Ribs (Pressure Cooker Short Ribs): make pot in pot mashed potatoes in Instant Pot

*Pro Tip: It may be a good idea to drain & transfer the potatoes to a larger mixing bowl.

Mash the pressure cooked potatoes with a potato masher.

Mix in 100ml whole milk and 1 – 2 tbsp (14g -28g) unsalted butter.

Season to taste with salt & pepper. Yum! 🙂

7

Thicken & Seasonings


The Instant Pot Short Ribs will be fall-off-the-bone tender, so carefully set aside the short ribs.

Instant Pot Short Ribs (Pressure Cooker Short Ribs): set aside pressure cooked red wine braised short ribs from Instant Pot

Mix 2.5 tbsp (22.5g) cornstarch and 3 tbsp (45ml) cold water together in a small mixing bowl.

Instant Pot Short Ribs (Pressure Cooker Short Ribs): thicken red wine sauce and season

Bring the sauce to a simmer and add the cornstarch mixture one third at a time to thicken the red wine sauce until desired thickness.

Taste and season with more salt, black pepper, and brown sugar if necessary. For reference, we added 3 large pinches of salt.

Turn off the heat.

8

Serve Instant Pot Short Ribs


Carefully place the short ribs back in the sauce to keep them hot.

Instant Pot Short Ribs (Pressure Cooker Short Ribs): place pressure cooked short ribs back in Instant Pot Red Wine Sauce

*Pro Tip: The short ribs will taste even better after sitting in the sauce for 10 – 15 minutes.

Serve immediately and be prepared for your guests to beg for more of this delicious heaven-on-earth. 😉

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Enjoy your Juicy Melt-in-your-Mouth Instant Pot Short Ribs!~ 🙂

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Yves Antaya
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Yves Antaya

Fabulous recipe, used boneless ribs and beef broth and it turned out awesome. First time using my One Pot to cook beef and what a success. Well done Jacky and Amy.

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Pat
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Pat

I have wanted to make short ribs in the Instant Pot. This recipe looks delicious but can I use boneless short ribs which I find often at our city market? How would i adjust the time?

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Jacky + Amy
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Jacky + Amy

Hi Pat,

Thank you for your question 🙂

Assuming the thickness is the same, you can reduce the cooking time by roughly 3 minutes.

Please take care
Jacky

Susan Wesler
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Susan Wesler

Awesome! Best short ribs ever!

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Omaily Lucas
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Omaily Lucas

Followed this recipe pretty much to the dot and it was perfection. The meat was so amazingly tender and it was so easy to make. Really loved it!

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Raymond Pech
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Raymond Pech

Follow the directions exactly and have the most delicious short ribs in rich gravy.

Yvonne L Wun
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Yvonne L Wun

The cook on the short ribs was perfection – tender and moist! I thought maybe there was a bit too much acid, so next time I would decrease the balsamic. I also skimmed about a cup of fat before thickening, and I did need more cornstarch slurry to thicken, but that could be because I 1-1/2x the recipe and cooked in an 8 qt pot. Delicious, just like the restaurants!

Joe
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Joe

Looks delicious and I can’t wait to try, but any major changes if I just wanted 2-3 servings instead of 4-6?

Erin
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Erin

AMAZING!!!!!

Trang Nguyen
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Trang Nguyen

I’m looking to do about 8.5 lbs of short ribs. Would you suggest splitting that and doing them in two instant pots? Should I quadruple the recipe? Would that change the cooking time?

Jaclyn Newman
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Jaclyn Newman

Absolutely delicious! Made these last night, omitted the fish sauce and soy sauce since I didn’t have unsalted stock. Steamed my potatoes on top of the ribs, and everything was just perfect.

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