Instant Pot Short Ribs: A Flavorful Comfort Meal

Instant Pot Short Ribs

When it comes to warm and comforting meals, it’s hard to beat the deliciousness of Instant Pot Short Ribs. This Japanese-inspired recipe is a family favorite, featuring marbled boneless beef cooked to tender perfection in just 30 minutes under pressure. The savory sauce, combined with sweet daikon, carrots, and onions, creates a mouthwatering dish that is both hearty and satisfying.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • Easily accessible ingredients: You can find all the necessary ingredients in your local grocery store.
  • Time-saving and easy to prepare: With its one-pot cooking method, this meal is a breeze to make. Simply sear the meat, add the vegetables, hit the button, and dinner is ready in just 30 minutes.
  • Pairs well with Japanese and Asian dishes: This versatile dish can be enjoyed on its own with steamed rice or as part of a well-balanced meal with miso soup and a salad.
  • Delicious and highly praised: Those who have tried this recipe rave about its incredible flavors and ease of preparation.

Instant Pot Short Ribs

How to Make Instant Pot Short Ribs

The Ingredients You’ll Need

  • Boneless beef short ribs
  • Onion
  • Daikon radish
  • Carrot
  • Ginger
  • Garlic
  • Green onion/scallion
  • Salt and black pepper
  • Roasted sesame oil
  • Seasonings: salt, black pepper, brown sugar, sake, mirin, and soy sauce

The Cooking Steps

  1. Prepare the ingredients by cutting the onions, carrots, and green onions. Season the beef short ribs with salt and pepper.
  2. Sear the beef in the Instant Pot and transfer it to a plate.
  3. Add the onion and water to the pot, scraping off the bottom. Sauté the ginger and garlic.
  4. Return the beef to the pot and add all the seasonings. Pressure cook on high for 35 minutes.
  5. Release the pressure and serve hot.
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Ingredients Substitute

  • Beef short ribs: If you can’t find short ribs, you can use the tender parts of beef brisket or chuck roast.
  • Daikon radish: While it’s best not to skip this ingredient, you can substitute with turnips, parsnips, or jicama.
  • Brown sugar: You can use white granulated sugar, but brown sugar adds more depth and flavor.

Instant Pot Short Ribs

Cooking Tips

  • Cut the daikon radish and carrot into bigger chunks to prevent them from becoming too soft and disintegrating easily.
  • Season the beef well with salt and pepper to enhance its natural taste and tenderness.
  • Don’t skip searing the beef as it caramelizes the surface and adds savoriness and complexity to the taste.
  • You can increase the amount of meat to serve more people, but be cautious when increasing the amount of vegetables as they release more moisture, which can dilute the flavor.

What to Serve with Instant Pot Beef Short Ribs

These short ribs are perfect with steamed rice, but you can also serve them with additional dishes to create a more elaborate meal. Some suggestions include:

  • Rice: White Rice, Brown Rice.
  • Soup: Vegetable Miso Soup, Kabocha Miso Soup.
  • Salad: Asian Cabbage Salad, Harusame Salad, Japanese Potato Salad.
  • Side Dishes: Kinpira Gobo, Tamagoyaki, Chrysanthemum Green Salad.

Instant Pot Short Ribs

Why I Love Pressure Cooking

Using an Instant Pot has been a game-changer in my kitchen. The combination of the pressure cooker and slow cooker functions allows me to cook luxurious meals for my family, even on busy weeknights. With just a short amount of prep time, I can let the Instant Pot do its magic while I focus on other tasks. By the time we’re ready to eat, the food is perfectly cooked and ready to be enjoyed. It’s a lifesaver for our busy schedules, ensuring that we can still sit down together for a delicious home-cooked meal.

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More Instant Pot Recipes

If you’re looking to explore more comforting meals that can be cooked with an Instant Pot, here are some of our favorite recipes:

  • Instant Pot Pork Belly
  • Instant Pot Slow Cooker Chicken Wings
  • Instant Pot Sticky Asian Ribs
  • Instant Pot Asian Pulled Pork
  • Instant Pot Honey Spare Ribs
  • Instant Pot Takikomi Gohan (Japanese Mixed Rice)

Instant Pot Short Ribs

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