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Instant Pot Short Ribs

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  • Author: Jen


These Instant Pot Short Ribs make a melt-in-your-mouth meal the whole family will enjoy!


  • 45lb Beef short ribs cut into about 2” pieces
  • 2 TBSP coarse salt
  • 2 tsp pepper
  • 2 TBSP oil
  • 1 yellow onion
  • 1 medium carrot
  • 2 celery stocks
  • 6 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 cup red wine
  • 1 TBSP balsamic vinegar
  • 1 TBSP Better then Buollion
  • 2 cups water
  • 3 TBSP tomato paste
  • 1 tsp diced thyme
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • Salt

To thicken,

  • 2 TBSP cornstarch
  • 2 TBSP water


  1. Season short ribs with salt and pepper set aside
  2. In frying pan, add 1 Tbsp oil, over medium high heat
  3. Add vegetables and fry until you have a sear
  4. Add garlic until fragrant, remove from stove top and add to instant pot
  5. In same frying pan add 1 Tbsp oil and sear short ribs until brown on all sides, add to Instant Pot
  6. Add red wine to the same sauce pan, scraping the bottom of pot
  7. Let simmer for couple minutes whisk together beef stock, balsamic vinegar, tomato paste and seasoning, whisk and pour into Instant Pot
  8. Close Instant Pot and make sure steam valve is set correctly
  9. Set on stew/meat and set time for 45 minutes
  10. When time is up, let it do a natural release for 10 minutes
  11. Then carefully turn the valve to release the position. Remove meat and veggies
  12. Add sauce to saucepan, cook on medium heat, mix cornstarch into warm water
  13. Gradually add to sauce and stir until gravy has thickened
  14. Serve short ribs, with mashed potatoes
  15. Top with veggies and gravy