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Instant Pot Short Ribs

These Instant Pot Short Ribs are melt in your mouth tender and packed with slow-cooked flavor.  They are easy to throw in the instant pot and ready in less than an hour. 
Course Dinner
Cuisine American
Keyword instant pot beef short ribs
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 49kcal
Author Karen Kelly

Ingredients

  • 6 beef short ribs (about 3-3 1/2 pounds)
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 3 cloves of garlic, diced
  • 2 tbsp tomato paste
  • 1/2 tsp dried thyme
  • 1/2 tsp dried rosemary
  • 1 tbsp olive oil or avocado oil
  • 1 1/2 cups beef broth
  • 1 1/2 tbsp cornstarch (or almond flour if keto)
  • 3/4 tsp Kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper

Instructions

  • Generously salt and pepper short ribs. I always use Kosher salt.
  • Heat Instant Pot on saute and add 1 tbsp olive oil.  Brown ribs on all sides.  Let them sit on each side without moving them so they have time to brown.  Around 10 minutes.
  • Remove ribs.  Add a little more oil if pan is dry.  Add onions and garlic and saute in all that goodness in the bottom of pan.  Saute for about 5 minutes then add all ingredients except cornstarch.  Nestle ribs back down in the sauce.
  • Put lid on to sealed and turn Instant Pot to the stew setting.  Set timer for 30 minutes.  Once the timer beeps let the pot naturally release and do not open.  This is when the ribs get tender. If you use bone in ribs you will need to add 15 minutes to the time.
  • Remove the meat to a plate and turn pot to saute.  Add the cornstarch with 3 tbsp water in a small bowl and whisk well. Add to sauce in bottom and pan and stir well.  Get all those brown bits up from the bottom of the pan.  Let cook until desired thickness is reached.
  • Serve with cauliflower mash, mashed potatoes or rice.  Salt and pepper to taste.

Notes

If you have a different amount of short ribs check the timing suggestions on the Instant Pot site here.  
https://instantpot.com/instantpot-cooking-time/

Nutrition

Calories: 49kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 2g | Sodium: 558mg | Potassium: 119mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 80IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 12mg | Iron: 0.4mg