Instant Pot Short Ribs

about the recipe

Are you ready to impress your friends and family with an exquisite meal? Your tastebuds will explode with these delectable Instant Pot short ribs! With a marinade that packs a punch of flavor, you can get ready to bite into layers of tender, succulent meat, all cooked up in the convenience of your Instant Pot. With a few simple steps and limited hands on time, you can have a tasty meal that is special enough for entertaining but easy enough for a weeknight.


– 1/2 cup soy sauce – 1/2 cup water or beef broth – 1/3 cup light brown sugar – 2 tablespoons sesame oil – 2 teaspoons sea salt – 1 teaspoon garlic powder – 1 teaspoon fresh grated ginger – 1/2 teaspoon black pepper – 3 pounds bone in short ribs – 2 tablespoons butter – 1 yellow onion finely chopped – 1 tablespoon cornstarch

– In a medium bowl, whisk together the soy sauce, water, brown sugar, sesame oil, salt, garlic powder, ginger, and black pepper.

– Place the ribs in a shallow dish and pour the sauce over. – Allow to sit at room temperature for an hour, or refrigerate overnight.

– Set your Instant Pot to HIGH saute, and add the butter.

– When the butter is melted, add the onion. Cook for 6 minutes, stirring occasionally. If you have a lot of brown on the bottom of your Instant Pot, use a measuring spoon to remove ⅓ cup of the marinade from the beef ribs and pour in the pan. Scrape up the brown bits with a spoon. (This will prevent the burn signal.)

– Hit cancel and place the trivet in the bottom of the Instant Pot. – Use tongs to transfer the ribs to the Instant Pot and pour the marinade on top of the meat.

– Lock the lid in place and select HIGH pressure. – Cook for 45 minutes, and allow the pressure to release naturally.

– Carefully remove the ribs and trivet from the pot. – In a small bowl, whisk together the cornstarch with 2 tablespoons of water. – Select high saute and bring the liquid to a boil. Add the cornstarch slurry, and cook until the sauce thickens about 5 minutes.