Instant Pot Asian-style Short Ribs

An Instant Pot will cook these Asian-style short ribs to fall-off-the bone tenderness in just 45 minutes. Let's go!

Whisk together the soy sauce, beef broth, brown sugar, gochujang if using, garlic, ginger, tomato paste, sesame oil and red pepper flakes.

Season the short ribs all over with salt and pepper.

Turn Instant Pot sauté setting to high. Add 2 Tbs. oil and sear 4 to 5  ribs on all sides, Place browned short ribs on a plate. Repeat with remaining ribs.

Return all the short ribs to the instant pot. Whisk sauce, then pour it over ribs.

Secure the lid, and set the pressure valve to seal.

Pressure-cook on high for 45 minutes, followed by naturally releasing steam for 15 minutes. Release remaining pressure by adjusting pressure valve to venting position. Open lid.

Remove short ribs to a bowl. Pour sauce into a saucepan and skim off fat. Whisk together cornstarch and 1/4 cup water. Whisk mixture into sauce and simmer until thickened slightly. Stir in rice vinegar.

Serve the ribs sprinkled with  scallions and sesame seeds,  and the sauce poured over. Enjoy!

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