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Instant Pot Beef Short Ribs

This instant pot short ribs recipe yields the most tender, juicy and flavorful meat that's falling off the bone. The instant pot makes it possible to enjoy this traditionally slow cooked meat much faster and just as delicious.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time1 hr
NPR15 mins
Total Time1 hr 20 mins
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Beef, Instant Pot, Short Ribs
Servings: 3 servings
Calories: 517kcal
Author: Silvia Dunnirvine


  • Instant pot


  • 1 1/2 lb bone-in short ribs
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 carrot shredded
  • 2 tbsp tomato paste
  • 1/4 cup coconut aminos or red wine use coconut aminos for whole30
  • 2 tbsp all-purpose flour sub for GF flour for gluten-free + whole30
  • 2 cup beef broth sub for bone broth wtih added collagen
  • 2 bay leaves
  • fresh thyme
  • 1 lb carrots cut into large chunks


  • Season meat on all sides with a generous amount of salt and pepper
  • Turn pot on sauté mode and brown meat on all sides (about 3 minutes on each side = 12 minutes). Transfer short ribs to a plate
  • Add in onions, garlic and shredded carrots. Saute until onions are translucent and fragrant. Stir in tomato paste. Add coconut aminos or wine and let it reduce (3 minutes). Then stir in flour until mixture thickens (1 minute). Add broth and give it a good stir.
  • Transfer short ribs back to the pot. Add some fresh thyme sprigs and bay leaves. Toss in carrots and cover the pot. Cook on high pressure (HP) FOR 40 minutes when done allow for 15 minutes of natural pressure release (NPR).
  • Once you open the pot garnish with fresh cilantro, parsley or thyme and cover for just a minute or two. Serve over polenta, mashed potatoes or rice


Calories: 517kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 37g | Fat: 27g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 14g | Cholesterol: 98mg | Sodium: 1360mg | Potassium: 1406mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 28824IU | Vitamin C: 16mg | Calcium: 99mg | Iron: 5mg