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Easy Instant Pot Short Ribs

Easy Instant Pot Beef Short Ribs that are fall off the bone tender in under an hour - for real. Cooked to perfection in a savory sauce with very minimum prep and hands on time, this is your next Sunday Instant Pot dinner! 
Course Instant Pot
Cuisine American
Keyword Instant Pot, Short Ribs
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Natural Release 15 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 301kcal


  • 6 Quart Instant Pot


  • 2-3 lbs Beef short Ribs (cut into 3 inch sections)
  • Salt & Pepper to season meat
  • 1 cup Beef Broth (Better than Bouillon is by far my fav)
  • ¼ cup Molasses
  • ½ cup Brown Sugar
  • 4 cloves garlic, roughly chopped
  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire
  • 1 small onion, sliced
  • 2 whole Chili peppers (in adobo)
  • 1 tbsp adobo sauce from the chili pepper can


Make it Now

  • Season your ribs with salt and pepper.
  • Place the remaining ingredients into the liner and stir unil combined.
  • Add the ribs into the sauce mixture.
    Short ribs in instant pot
  • Secure the lid, place the release knob to sealing. 
  • Set the Instant Pot to pressure cook, high pressure for 45 minutes. 
  • Allow for 10-15 minutes of natural pressure release, then quick release the remaining pressure. 
  • Remove the ribs from the pot and serve with dinner sides. I also like to put a tablespoon of the juices onto the meat for serving, like an au jus. 

Make it a Freezer Meal

  • Place all of the ingredients into a gallon size freezer zip bag.
  • Label the bag and freeze flat.
  • Freeze for up to 4 months
  • Thaw overnight in the fridge before cooking, then follow the "make it now" instructions above.


For this recipe, you can add more beef if needed and not have to change the other ingredients. 


Calories: 301kcal | Carbohydrates: 57g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 6g | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 51g