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Instant Pot Wine Braised Beef Short Ribs

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Who is ready for some comfort food? The kind of comfort food that blows your mind and leaves you wanting more. Instant Pot Wine Braised Beef Short Ribs served on a bed of Creamy Parmesan Polenta is exactly what you need!! And if your live where the temperature is still in the 90’s, turning on the oven for 3 hours is not going to happen.

For even more delicious pressure cooker recipes, check out the Instant Pot Recipes page.

Wine Braised Beef Short Ribs served on a bed of Creamy Parmesan Polenta in a white bowl.

This is the perfect time to pull out your Instant Pot® {or other pressure cooker}. There are still quite a few steps to create this amazing Instant Pot Wine Braised Beef Short Ribs meal, but none of them are complicated.

Instant Pot Wine Braised Beef Short Ribs is going to become your favorite meal, it's my new favorite!! COPYRIGHT © 2017 COOKING WITH CURLS

OMGosh, I am drooling just looking at this image. So much flavor!! And where does that flavor come from? Yes the wine is a major component, but it is the braising that gives us that gives these Instant Pot Wine Braised Beef Short Ribs their unbelievably rich flavor….it is also the most time consuming part of this recipe. Fair warning.

How to make Instant Pot Wine Braised Short Ribs:

Turn on your Instant Pot and press the “Sauté” button.

Season all sides of your short ribs with sea salt and ground black pepper.

Instant Pot Wine Braised Beef Short Ribs recipe season COPYRIGHT © 2017 COOKING WITH CURLS

Add the oil to the “Hot” pan and arrange the short ribs in a single layer making sure not to crowd them together.

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Sear the short ribs for 7 to 8 minutes, until they no longer stick to the pan. Flip them over and sear the opposite side. Continue searing until all sides are golden brown.

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Don’t worry, each side will take less time to sear.

Remove the short ribs and place them in a large bowl or platter. Repeat the steps with the second batch of ribs.

Once all of the ribs are browned, add the onions to the pan. Stir and cook until onions start to soften, about 3 minutes. Add the carrots and garlic, stir and cook for about a minute.

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Add the wine, stock, rosemary, and thyme.

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Return the short ribs to the pan and press them into the liquid. Press the “Cancel” button and secure the lid. Make sure the venting knob is in the “Sealing” position.

Press the “Manual” or “Pressure Cook” button and adjust the time to 45 using the + and – buttons.

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When the timer beeps, allow the pressure to release naturally and remove the lid.

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Remove the rosemary and thyme, and serve over Creamy Parmesan Polenta, Mashed Potatoes, or Simple Cauliflower Mash.

Tender, fall-off-the-bone Instant Pot Wine Braised Beef Short Ribs for the win! COPYRIGHT © 2017 COOKING WITH CURLS

I did not want to cover the meat with gravy when I took the pictures, it wouldn’t have looked as nice, so I ladled the cooking liquid over the top instead. Let me tell you, the gravy I made with this cooking liquid was over-the-top delicious!!

I froze the remaining liquid to use to make Beef Gravy in the future.

Beef Gravy | cookingwithcurls.com

Recipe Notes:

  • If you prefer the standard Beef Short Rib preparation; follow all of the above steps using a large Dutch oven. You still need to sear the meat, and sautéing the onion is still a good idea. Bake in the oven at 325 degrees for 3 hours, or until the ribs are tender and falling off the bone.
  • I cut medium sized carrots into 4 large chunks so they would not turn to mush while cooking, and they came out perfect.
  • If your ribs are not cooked to your liking, reseal the pressure cooker and cook for 5 to 10 minutes more.
  • Try to find short ribs that are about the same thickness so they cook evenly.
  • For 1.5 pounds instead of 3.25 pounds, I would drop the time to 35 minutes.
  • If you have more than 3.25 pounds of short ribs, add additional time but realize that they will not be cooked in the liquid…they won’t fit.
  • For those who have a second Instant Pot {affiliate link}, you can make Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes and save even more time!

The cooking time listed below includes the searing time, but not the pressure release time which could be an additional 15 to 25 minutes. While the pressure is releasing is the perfect time to make your side dish. 🙂

All of my Instant Pot recipes are made using a 6 Qt pressure cooker. I do not have a 3 Qt or 8 Qt Instant Pot, so I do not know if the times will be the same or not. Even different 6 quarts seem to have some differences, so it may take some trial and error to get it right. 😉

More delicious beef recipes:

Enjoy!!

Instant Pot Wine Braised Beef Short Ribs with Creamy Parmesan Polenta | COPYRIGHT © 2017 COOKING WITH CURLS

Instant Pot Wine Braised Beef Short Ribs

This Instant Pot Wine Braised Beef Short Ribs served on Creamy Parmesan Polenta will blow your mind!! Tender, delicious, and so much flavor!
5 from 5 votes
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: beef short ribs
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 35 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 220kcal
Author: Lisa Johnson

Equipment

  • Pressure Cooker

Ingredients

  • 3 – 3.5 pounds beef short ribs
  • sea salt and ground black pepper
  • 1 large yellow onion, chopped
  • 4 medium carrots, cut into 4 chunks
  • 4 large cloves fresh garlic, smashed
  • 1 sprig fresh rosemary
  • 4 sprigs fresh thyme
  • 3 cups red wine, I used Pinot Noir
  • 1 cup chicken stock

Instructions

  • Turn on your Instant Pot and press the “Sauté” button.
  • Season all sides of your short ribs with sea salt and ground black pepper.
  • Add the oil to the “Hot” pan and arrange the short ribs in a single layer making sure not to crowd them together.
  • Sear the short ribs for 7 to 8 minutes, until they no longer stick to the pan. Flip them over and sear the opposite side. Continue searing until all sides are golden brown.
  • Remove the short ribs and place them in a large bowl or platter. Repeat the steps with the second batch of ribs.
  • Once all of the ribs are browned, add the onions to the pan. Stir and cook until onions start to soften, about 3 minutes. Add the carrots and garlic, stir and cook for about a minute.
  • Add the wine, stock, rosemary, and thyme.
  • Add the short ribs back to the pan and press them into the liquid. Press the “Cancel” button and secure the lid. Make sure the venting knob is in the “Sealing” position.
  • Press the “Manual” button and adjust the time to 45 using the + and – buttons.
  • When the timer beeps, allow the pressure to release naturally and remove the lid.
  • Remove the rosemary and thyme, and serve over Creamy Parmesan Polenta, Mashed Potatoes, or Simple Cauliflower Mash.

Notes

  • If you prefer the standard Beef Short Rib preparation; follow all of the above steps using a large Dutch oven. You still need to sear the meat, and sautéing the onion is still a good idea. Bake in the oven at 325 degrees for 3 hours, or until the ribs are tender and falling off the bone.
  • I cut medium sized carrots into 4 large chunks so they would not turn to mush while cooking, and they came out perfect.
  • If your ribs are not cooked to your liking, reseal the pressure cooker and cook for 5 to 10 minutes more.
  • Try to find short ribs that are about the same thickness so they cook evenly.
  • For 1.5 pounds instead of 3.25 pounds, I would drop the time to 35 minutes.
  • If you have more than 3.25 pounds of short ribs, add additional time but realize that they will not be cooked in the liquid…they won’t fit.
  • For those who have a second Instant Pot {affiliate link}, you can make Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes and save even more time!

Nutrition

Calories: 220kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 2g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 137mg | Potassium: 553mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 10240IU | Vitamin C: 8.9mg | Calcium: 53mg | Iron: 1.4mg

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6 Comments

  1. I don’t have an instant pot, but I’m thinking about it. You can’t beat the convenience of searing the meat and doing the slow cooking in the same pan. Weather turned chillier this morning, so I agree that it is time for some comfort food!

  2. 5 stars
    Made this for our New Years Eve 2017 -2018 Dinner and it was incurable meal. Thanks you for the recipe and this is one for the books.

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