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Beef short ribs over mashed potatoes on a plate
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Instant Pot Short Ribs

My Instant Pot Short Ribs recipe makes it so easy to cook up delicious beer braised short ribs in under an hour.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Pressure release time15 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: instant pot beef short ribs, instant pot short rib stew, instant pot short ribs
Servings: 6
Calories: 556kcal


  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 pounds boneless short ribs cut into 1½-inch pieces
  • 2 Tablespoons butter
  • 3 cloves garlic minced, or 3 teaspoons garlic paste
  • 2 onions diced
  • 3 carrots peeled and cut into bite size pieces
  • 2 Tablespoons tomato paste
  • 5-6 red potatoes cubed
  • 24 ounces dark beer 2 bottles; or red wine, if preferred
  • 2 cups beef stock
  • 1 Tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 sprigs fresh rosemary
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 teaspoon fresh parsley chopped
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • Cut short ribs into 1½-inch pieces and season with salt and pepper.
    seasoned beef short ribs on a cutting board
  • Wash potatoes and cut into bite size pieces.
  • Mince garlic cloves and dice the onions.
  • Finally, wash, peel, and cut carrots.
  • Set Instant Pot to sauté mode. Once hot add in olive oil and short ribs. Cook short ribs in two batches, don't overcrowd the pot. Sear for a few minutes on all sides to brown.
    Browning beef in the instant pot
  • Once seared, remove short ribs to a plate. Add butter to Instant Pot and once melted, sauté onions and carrots for a few minutes until softened.
    Cooking carrots and onions in an instant pot
  • Next add in minced garlic and sauté for a few minutes. Then, add in tomato paste and stir well.
    Cooking vegetables in an Instant pot
  • Add in 2 bottles of beer and stir well. Cook down for a few minutes, then add Beef stock, Worcestershire sauce, fresh rosemary, bay leaves, and parsley. Stir well.
    Instant pot beer braised short ribs in the pot
  • Finally, add red potatoes to the pot and stir again.
  • Place your short ribs back into the pot and add the lid. Press the 'stew' or 'pressure cook' button and cook on high pressure for 35 minutes. Once done, let natural release for 15 minutes. Serve and enjoy!
    Pouring sauce over beef short ribs on plate with mashed potatoes



  • Wait until the Instant Pot is hot before searing the beef so it sears well.
  • When searing the beef, cook in two batches. Don't overcrowd the pot, or the beef won't sear properly.
  • After cooking, remove the bay leaves from the stew.


Calories: 556kcal | Carbohydrates: 42g | Protein: 35g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 99mg | Sodium: 419mg | Potassium: 1762mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 5313IU | Vitamin C: 22mg | Calcium: 69mg | Iron: 5mg