Instant Pot Bistro-Style Braised Short Ribs with Mushrooms

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recipe by Bruce Weinstein

  • Time icon
    Total Time
    1hr 50mins
  • Serves icon
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based on 1 ratings

Although cooking beef short ribs in the Instant Pot cuts down on the time they need to braise, we haven’t shaved any time off any of the other steps in this fairly traditional recipe, even using a classic beurre manié (French, burh mahn-YAY, a butter and flour mixture) to thicken the sauce into silky richness. The meat will be so tender that you’ll barely need knives at the table, so the short ribs are best served in bowls.

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recipe updated May 6, 2020


  • Bacon icon
    2 slices (None)
  • Beef short ribs icon
    Beef short ribs
    6½ cups
  • Red onion icon
    Red onion
    about ½ cup (82g)
  • Crimini mushrooms icon
    Crimini mushrooms
    18¼ cups
  • Black pepper icon
    Black pepper
    about ½ tsp (1g)
  • Butter icon
    1.5 tbsp (21g)
  • Butter icon
    1 tbsp (14g)
  • Red wine icon
    Red wine
    1 cup (240ml)
  • Beef broth icon
    Beef broth
    about ½ cup (120g)
  • Dried thyme icon
    Dried thyme
    2 tsp (4g)
  • Dried sage icon
    Dried sage
    1 tsp (1g)
  • Salt icon
    about ½ tsp (3g)
  • Bay leaves icon
    Bay leaves
  • All purpose flour icon
    All purpose flour
    1.5 tbsp (12g)


  • kCook icon Instant Pot
  • kCook icon Inner pot
  • kCook icon Inner pot
  • kCook icon Small bowl
  • kCook icon Large mixing bowl
  • kCook icon Serving plate

Step preview

  1. Add butter to the inner pot
  2. Pre-heat until hot - Sauté, Normal
  3. Add bacon to the inner pot
  4. Fry until crispy while stirring occasionally - approx 4 min
  5. Transfer bacon to large mixing bowl
  6. Add beef short ribs to the inner pot
  7. Brown well while stirring occasionally - approx 10 min
  8. Transfer ribs to large mixing bowl
  9. Add beef short ribs to the inner pot
  10. Brown well while stirring occasionally - approx 10 min
  11. Transfer content of inner pot to large mixing bowl
  12. Add red onion to the inner pot
  13. Cook until softened while stirring frequently - approx 3 min
  14. Add crimini mushrooms to the inner pot
  15. Cook until almost evaporated while stirring frequently - approx 5 min
  16. Pour red wine into the inner pot
  17. Deglaze with a wooden spoon
  18. Cancel - Sauté
  19. Then stir beef broth, dried thyme, dried sage, salt, black pepper and bay leaves into the inner pot
  20. Transfer content of large mixing bowl to inner pot
  21. Stir well
  22. Close and lock the lid and turn the steam release handle to Sealing
  23. Pressure cook - Manual, High, 1 hr 30 min
  24. Cancel - Keep warm
  25. Natural release - 30 min
  26. Discard bay leaves
  27. Transfer ribs, bacon, and vegetables to serving plate
  28. Cover with foil
  29. Heat until simmering - Sauté, Normal
  30. Add butter and all purpose flour to a clean small bowl
  31. Mix until smooth
  32. Transfer flour mixture to inner pot bit by bit while whisking
  33. Cook while stirring frequently - approx 1 min 30 sec
  34. Cancel - Sauté
  35. Pour sauce over meat and vegetables
  36. Serve
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