Instant Pot Short Ribs

This is a full yet tempting and hearty meal that everyone will enjoy. Its aroma is out of the world. this will become everyone’s favourite in no time.

Instant Pot Short Ribs
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Course: dinner
Cuisine: American
Keyword: bourbon, Short Ribs
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings: 4
  • 6 lb short ribs
  • salt to season
  • 1 onion sliced thickly
  • 1/2 cup bourbon
  • 1 tbsp paprika
  • 1 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 3 tbsp sugar
  • 3 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 6 cloves garlic
  • thyme
  • 1 cup beef stock
  • 1 tbsp cornstarch
  • 1 tbsp water
  • Wash the ribs from cold water, dry them and season with salt on both sides.
  • Turn on the instant pot and select sauté on high.
  • When pot is hot , add 2 tablespoons of oil in it.
  • After oil is hot add short 3-4 ribs in instant pot to caramelize.
  • Make sure that the bottom of the instant pot is not crowded, in this way caramelization will not be good.
  • Sear short ribs 3 minutes each side.
  • Place the short ribs in a plate and repeat the process with rest of the ribs.
  • You will be needing only 1 tablespoon of oil in the pot, discard if there is excess oil in the pot.
  • Add onions and boubon in the pot and deglaze the bottom and mix well.
  • Add in cayenne pepper, paprika, balsamic vinegar, sugar and stir well and press cancel.
  • Place short ribs in the pot and add thyme, garlic, pinch of salt.
  • Pour the stock in the instant pot and close the lid of the instant pot.
  • Set the instant pot to “Manual” at high pressure for 45 minutes, release the pressure naturally for 15 minutes through steam vent.
  • Open the lid of the instant pot.
  • Remove short ribs on a plate and select sauté (sauté for broth liquid present in the pot)
  • Take a small bowl and mix cornstarch with water and add it in the broth.
  • Mix well and let broth simmer till it’s a bit thick.
  • Transfer the ribs again in the instant pot and press cancel.
  • Serve and enjoy.
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1 thought on “Instant Pot Short Ribs

  1. This was absolutely delicious!!! The ribs were so tender and tasty!!! I doubled the gravy ingredients so we could put gobs on the mashed potatoes, and it was fabulous!!! Great recipe!!!

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