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Root Beer Braised Short Ribs

Instant Pot Root Beer Braised Short Ribs

Ingredients

3 1/2 to 4 lbs meaty English-cut short ribs

Salt and freshly ground black pepper

2 Tbsp. Olive oil

1 Medium Onion, sliced

4 medium garlic cloves, thinly sliced

3 Tbsp. Tomato paste

1 (12-oz) bottle good quality root beer

1/2 C. Beef broth

2 Tbsp apple cider vinegar

Directions

1. Select SAUTÉ and adjust to MORE/HIGH heat. Season the short ribs all over with salt and pepper. Drizzle the meaty sides with one tablespoon of oil. When the pot is hot, brown the ribs in batches, meaty-side down, until well browned, approximately five minutes per batch. Transfer the browned ribs to a plate. Press cancel. Pour off the drippings in the pan and return the pot to the appliance.

2. Select SAUTÉ and adjust to NORMAL/MEDIUM heat. Add the remaining one tablespoon of oil and the onion to the pot and cook until tender, four minutes. Add the garlic and tomato paste and cook until fragrant, thirty seconds. Add the root beer and bring it to a simmer, scraping up the browned bits on the bottom of the pot.

3. Pour in the broth and vinegar and stir to combine. Return the short ribs and the accumulated juices to the pot, standing the ribs on their skinny sides so they are partially submerged in the cooking liquid. Lock on the lid, select the pressure cook function, and adjust to HIGH pressure for forty minutes. Make sure the steam valve is in the “sealing position.”

4. When cooking time is up, let the pressure release come down naturally for fifteen minutes and then quick release the remaining pressure. Carefully transfer the ribs to a large serving bowl and cover with foil. A few may fall off the bones; just discard the bones and know that the meat is going to be very tender.

5. Select SAUTÉ and adjust high/more. Liquid fat will pool around the edges of the pot while it’s simmering; use a ladle to skim off the fat and discard it . You may get as much as 1 to 1 1/2 cups fat; short ribs are a fatty cut of beef. Simmer the sauce until reduced by half, about ten minutes. Pour the sauce over the ribs and serve.

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