Inside: You’ll find an easy beef short ribs recipe you can make in your pressure cooker.
Where to Buy Beef Short Ribs
I love buying my short ribs at Costco or Sam’s. When you buy in bulk, you save a fortune!
If you’re having a hard time finding beef short ribs, look for them under their other names: barbecue ribs, braising ribs, or fancy cut ribs.
Are Beef Back Ribs the Same as Short Ribs?
Beef spare ribs, also known as beef back ribs, are a type of braised meat dish. They require long periods in the oven or on the stove to cook thoroughly (or you can use an Instant Pot!).
Short rib dishes can be quickly grilled for faster results though they will not come out quite as tender and juicy like those cooked with slow cooking methods such as stewing or boiling, especially using a pressure cooker.
Beef short ribs differ significantly from their longer counterparts which have more fat marbled throughout them due to where it is cut from on an animal’s body (near its spine). In contrast, these meats need only quick grilling before serving because they contain less fats than other types of cuts typically used for stews and soups that take time simmering over low heat.
How to Prepare Beef Short Ribs for the Instant Pot
We’ve given the full instructions below on how to prepare beef short ribs.
How Many Beef Short Ribs per Person?
Our recipe calls for four pounds of beef short back ribs to feed 4-6 people. When doing your meal planning we suggest calculating 2-3 short ribs per person although this will vary depending on the quality of the cuts.
How to Precook Beef Short Ribs
For this recipe you will need to give the beef short ribs some time to come to room temperature before cooking to allow the meat to cook more evenly. You will also need to sear the beef ribs before pressure cooking by using the sauté function on the Instant Pot.
How to Cook Beef Short Ribs in the Instant Pot
Alrighty y’all, let’s get cooking!