Tips To Make Beef Short Ribs Recipe Pressure Cooker Simple

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Craving melt-in-your-mouth beef short ribs without hours of simmering? Your pressure cooker is about to become your new best friend. This recipe delivers incredibly tender, flavorful short ribs in a fraction of the time compared to traditional methods.

Besides the amazing time savings, pressure cooking offers several advantages. It intensifies the flavors of the ingredients, resulting in a richer, more satisfying dish. Plus, it helps lock in moisture, ensuring those short ribs are juicy and succulent.

Instant Pot Short Ribs
Instant Pot Short Ribs

This recipe is a perfect example of how to leverage the power of your pressure cooker for a restaurant-worthy meal made at home. So, gather your ingredients, fire up your pressure cooker, and get ready for a truly delicious experience!


2 tablespoons olive oil

  • 2 pounds beef short ribs, trimmed of excess fat (bone-in)
  • 1 large yellow onion, chopped
  • 4 carrots, peeled and roughly chopped
  • 2 celery stalks, chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 1 (14.5-ounce) can diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 cup red wine (optional)
  • 4 cups beef broth
  • 2 sprigs fresh thyme
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 teaspoon dried rosemary
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • Chopped fresh parsley, for garnish (optional)

  • Directions:

    1. Sear the Short Ribs: Heat olive oil in your pressure cooker over medium-high heat. Season the short ribs generously with salt and pepper. Working in batches if necessary, sear the short ribs on all sides for 2-3 minutes per side, until browned. Remove the browned short ribs to a plate and set aside.

    2. Sauté the Vegetables: Add the chopped onion, carrots, and celery to the pressure cooker. Sauté for 5-7 minutes, scraping up any browned bits from the bottom, until the vegetables begin to soften. Stir in the minced garlic and cook for an additional minute, until fragrant.

    3. Deglaze the Pot: Add the tomato paste and cook for 30 seconds, stirring constantly. This helps to toast the tomato paste and develop a richer flavor. Pour in the diced tomatoes and red wine (if using). Use a wooden spoon to scrape up any browned bits stuck to the bottom of the pot.

    4. Assemble and Pressure Cook: Return the seared short ribs to the pressure cooker along with the beef broth, thyme sprigs, bay leaves, and rosemary. Season with additional salt and pepper to taste.

    Pressure Cooker Settings: Close the pressure cooker lid and ensure the pressure valve is set to the “sealing” position. Depending on your specific pressure cooker model, select the “manual” or “meat/stew” setting and cook for 60 minutes at high pressure.

    5. Natural Pressure Release: Once the cooking time is complete, allow the pressure to release naturally for 10 minutes. This allows for a more gradual pressure release and prevents the meat from becoming tough.

    6. Quick Pressure Release: After the 10-minute natural release, carefully release any remaining pressure manually according to your pressure cooker’s instructions.

    7. Thicken the Sauce (Optional): Once the pressure is fully released, carefully open the lid and remove the short ribs to a serving platter. If the sauce seems thin, bring the remaining sauce in the pressure cooker to a boil over medium heat. Simmer for 5-7 minutes, or until slightly thickened. Season with additional salt and pepper to taste.

    8. Serve and Enjoy: Spoon the thickened sauce over the cooked short ribs. Garnish with chopped fresh parsley (optional) and serve immediately alongside mashed potatoes, roasted vegetables, or your favorite side dishes.

    Nutrition Facts (Per Serving)

    Calories: Approximately 500 (depending on the fat content of the short ribs)

  • Fat: 30g (including saturated fat)
  • Protein: 40g
  • Carbohydrates: 10g (including dietary fiber)
  • Cholesterol: 150mg
  • Sodium: Varies depending on the amount of salt used

  • Note: These nutrition facts are estimates only and may vary depending on the specific ingredients used and their portion sizes.


    This pressure cooker beef short ribs recipe is a fantastic way to enjoy a delicious and comforting meal without the hassle of long cooking times. The pressure cooker tenderizes the short ribs beautifully, resulting in a flavorful and satisfying dish. With its ease of preparation and incredible results, this recipe is sure to become a regular in your meal rotation.

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