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Instant Pot Short Ribs
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Instant Pot Short Ribs

These are the very best Instant Pot Short Ribs - the Korean-inspired marinade is to die for, served with slaw and kimchi over lettuce wraps.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 20 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: instant pot short ribs
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 485kcal
Author: Taylor Stinson


  • 1 tbsp sesame oil
  • 2 lbs Korean-style short ribs
  • 1/2 cup low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1/2 cup pear nectar
  • 2 tbsp mirin optional - can replace with beef broth
  • 1 tbsp gochujang or sriracha
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tbsp minced ginger

To serve

  • 1 head Boston leaf lettuce
  • Kimchi
  • Sesame slaw
  • Green onions
  • Sesame seeds

Sesame slaw

  • 2 cups green cabbage chopped
  • 1 carrot julienned or grated
  • 2 tbsp rice vinegar
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce to serve
  • 1 pinch salt


  • Set Instant Pot to saute mode and wait for it to heat up. Once hot, add sesame oil and short ribs, seasoning with salt & pepper and sauteeing in batches for 3-4 minutes until browned.
  • Turn off saute mode, then add soy sauce, pear nectar, mirin, gochujang/sriracha, garlic and ginger.
  • Place lid on Instant Pot. Cook on high pressure for 10 minutes, then let the Instant Pot do a natural pressure release (should take about 10 minutes).
  • Meanwhile, mix ingredients together under the sesame slaw heading and prepare lettuce for lettuce wraps. Preheat oven to broil over high heat.
  • Remove lid once pressure has released, then remove short ribs and add to a parchment-lined baking sheet. Broil short ribs for 1-2 minutes until they develop a nice char, then serve over lettuce wraps with sesame slaw, green onions, kimchi and sesame seeds. Enjoy!



Calories: 485kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 52g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 10g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 143mg | Sodium: 996mg | Potassium: 928mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 3950IU | Vitamin C: 16mg | Calcium: 62mg | Iron: 5mg