Mississippi-Style Short Ribs
By :From Freezer to Instant Pot Cookbook by Bruce Weinstein and Mark Scarbrough
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Although Mississippi pot roast in the Instant Pot has become an internet sensation, we’d like to offer this buttery, salty, garlicky braise for frozen short ribs as a tastier version— without all that artificial and chemical junk found in packages of powdered dressing and gravy mixes. You might be surprised that this dish takes only 45 minutes once it comes to pressure. Because the short ribs are frozen and because they sit right in the sauce (cooling it down at first), the pot does take a long time to get up to pressure, as long as 30 minutes. But that’s also cooking time, so the short ribs have a big head start before the pot ever reaches full pressure. You’ll see that the short ribs here are not those super-long ones sometimes sold at supermarkets. If those are all you can find, hand them to the butcher and ask him to cut them down to the right size. (And why are you paying so much for so much bone?)
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Cuisine American, Modern
Difficulty Easy
Browse Category Meat
Duration 30-60 min
Cooking Technique Max Pressure Cook, Pressure Cook
Main Ingredient Beef short ribs
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Servings
6-8 servings
Ingredients
  • 1 cup beef broth
  • 16 ounce pepperoncini (1 jar) drained
  • 1/2 cup butter (1 stick) cut into 4 pieces
  • 1/2 cup frozen chopped onion or 1 small yellow or white onion; peeled and chopped
  • 1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce (a gluten-­free version if that’s a concern)
  • 1 tsp dried sage
  • 1/2 tsp ground allspice
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 8 frozen bone‑in beef short ribs 8‑ounce each 3-4 inches long
Cuisine American, Modern
Difficulty Easy
Browse Category Meat
Duration 30-60 min
Cooking Technique Max Pressure Cook, Pressure Cook
Main Ingredient Beef short ribs
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Servings
6-8 servings
Ingredients
  • 1 cup beef broth
  • 16 ounce pepperoncini (1 jar) drained
  • 1/2 cup butter (1 stick) cut into 4 pieces
  • 1/2 cup frozen chopped onion or 1 small yellow or white onion; peeled and chopped
  • 1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce (a gluten-­free version if that’s a concern)
  • 1 tsp dried sage
  • 1/2 tsp ground allspice
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 8 frozen bone‑in beef short ribs 8‑ounce each 3-4 inches long
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Instructions
  1. Stir the broth, pepperoncini, butter, onion, Worcestershire sauce, sage, all spice, and cinnamon in an Instant Pot. Add the frozen short ribs in as much of one layer as possible (or with as little overlap as possible). Lock the lid onto the pot.
  2. Option 1 Max Pressure Cooker
    Press Pressure cook on Max pressure for 40 minutes with the Keep Warm setting off.
  3. Optional 2 All Pressure Cookers
    Press Meat/Stew or Pressure cook (Manual) on High pressure for 45 minutes with the Keep Warm setting off. The valve must be closed.
  4. When the machine has finished cooking, turn it off and let it return to natural pressure for 10 minutes. Then use the quick-­release method to get rid of any remaining pressure in the cooker. Unlatch the lid and open the pot. Serve the short ribs in bowls, with the sauce ladled around them.
Recipe Notes

Beyond
• For an 8-quart Instant Pot, you must increase the broth to 1 1/2 cups.
• The sauce is fatty (but flavorful). If it’s too much for you, skim its surface with a flatware spoon before serving— or just let it sop into crusty bread or even mashed potatoes.
• For an even richer sauce, remove the beef and all vegetables, leaving the sauce in the pot. Bring that sauce to a simmer with the SAUTÉ function on HIGH, MORE, or CUSTOM 400°F. Cook, stirring occasionally, until reduced to half its original volume, 6–8 minutes. Then stir in up to 1 cup buttermilk until smooth and bring the sauce
back to a boil. Boil for 2 minutes, then turn off the SAUTÉ function and remove the (hot!) insert from the pot.

2 replies
  1. SuneeSequim
    SuneeSequim says:

    Good recipe.
    I used fresh, not frozen and theu came out fork tender at 40 minutes. The Short Ribs I bought from Safeway were skinny & flat, nothing like the photo. Next time all I need is approx 4 oz of pepperoncini, no where near 10 oz!!! My husband and I liked the pepperoncini in it which surprised me. We toasted Safeway’s English Muffin Bread to sop up the juices.

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