Instant Pot Braised Beef Shank in Soybean Paste

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recipe by MaoMao Mom

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Braised Beef Shank in Soybean Paste, serve over rice

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recipe updated Mar 19, 2020


  • Green onion icon
    Green onion
    2 (30g)
  • Ginger icon
    1 tsp (2g)
  • Garlic clove icon
    Garlic clove
  • Beef shank icon
    Beef shank
    4¾ cups
  • Olive oil icon
    Olive oil
    2 tbsp (30ml)
  • Chili bean paste icon
    Chili bean paste
    1 tbsp (15g)
  • Sweet soybean paste icon
    Sweet soybean paste
    1 tbsp (15g)
  • Chinese cooking wine icon
    Chinese cooking wine
    1 tsp (5g)
  • Light soy sauce icon
    Light soy sauce
    1 tsp (6g)
  • Dark soy sauce icon
    Dark soy sauce
    1 tsp (5ml)
  • Sugar icon
    2 tsp (8g)
  • Salt icon
    about ¼ tsp (2g)
  • Water icon
    4 tbsp (about 59ml)


  • kCook icon Water
  • kCook icon Instant Pot
  • kCook icon Inner pot
  • kCook icon Large mixing bowl
  • kCook icon Large mixing bowl

Step preview

  1. Add beef shank to a clean large mixing bowl
  2. Soak with water - 30 min
  3. Drain
  4. Dice
  5. Pre-heat until hot - Sauté, Normal
  6. Add olive oil to the inner pot
  7. Transfer beef to inner pot
  8. Sauté until liquid has evaporated
  9. Transfer content of inner pot to large mixing bowl
  10. Add olive oil to the inner pot
  11. Add chili bean paste and sweet soybean paste to the inner pot
  12. Sauté - approx 30 sec
  13. Add green onion, ginger and garlic clove to the inner pot
  14. Sauté - approx 30 sec
  15. Transfer beef to inner pot
  16. Sauté - 1 min
  17. Add chinese cooking wine, light soy sauce, dark soy sauce, sugar, salt and water to the inner pot
  18. Cancel - Sauté
  19. Close and lock the lid and turn the steam release handle to Sealing
  20. Pressure cook - Manual, High, 38 min
  21. Natural release - 5 min
  22. Quick release
  23. Cancel - Keep warm
  24. Heat - Sauté, More
  25. Cook until reduced while stirring occasionally
  26. Serve
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