Instant Pot® beef short ribs

    10 hours 4 min

    Tender, fall-off-the-bone beef short ribs are cooked in a rich, seasoned wine sauce are ready in half the time when you use a pressure cooker, such as the Instant Pot® multi cooker.

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    Serves: 12 

    • 1 (750ml) bottle full-bodied red wine
    • 1.8kg beef short ribs (Jacob's ladder), cut in half widthways or oxtail pieces
    • salt and ground black pepper to taste
    • 125g plain flour
    • 4 tablespoons olive oil
    • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
    • 250g chopped onion
    • 150g peeled and diced carrots
    • 2 cloves garlic, sliced
    • 2 sprigs fresh rosemary
    • 1L chicken stock, or as needed
    • 4 tablespoons water
    • 2 tablespoons cornflour

    Prep:20min  ›  Cook:1hr39min  ›  Extra time:8hr5min  ›  Ready in:10hr4min 

    1. Pour red wine over beef short ribs in a large bowl. Marinate in the fridge, 8 hours to overnight.
    2. Remove ribs from marinade, saving marinade for later use. Season short ribs with salt and pepper. Coat 1 side of each short rib with flour.
    3. Select the "Saute" setting on an electric pressure cooker (such as Instant Pot®); add olive oil and butter. Cook and stir until butter melts, about 2 minutes. Add 3 short ribs to hot butter-oil mixture. Cook until bottom is browned, about 8 minutes. Transfer browned short ribs to a plate. Repeat cooking with remaining short ribs, reserving butter-oil mixture in the pot.
    4. Cook and stir onion, carrots, garlic, and rosemary in the hot butter-oil mixture, scraping browned bits off the sides of pot, until onion is softened and starting to brown, about 5 minutes. Add reserved wine marinade; stir well. Simmer until wine is reduced by 1/2, about 10 minutes.
    5. Return ribs to the pot; add chicken stock. Ensure the total volume does not go above the maximum fill line and that the bulk of the ribs are submerged. Seal the pressure cooker. Turn the venting knob on top to "Sealed", causing the floating valve to pop up.
    6. Press the "Manual" button; set timer for 35 minutes. Tap the venting knob with a wooden spoon or spatula. Stand back; turn knob to point at "Vent." Remove lid when pressure is released, about 5 minutes.
    7. Transfer the ribs to a plate and cover with aluminum foil, reserving sauce in the pot.
    8. Turn the Instant Pot to 'Saute'. Simmer sauce until slightly reduced, about 5 minutes. Stir water and cornstarch together in a bowl until smooth; add to sauce in the pot. Cook for 3 minutes. Strain sauce and serve over ribs.


    The 'Saute' setting on the Instant Pot® only stays on for 30 minutes, so don't be surprised if it goes off in the middle of sauteing the onion mixture. Simply turn it on again.

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