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Instant Pot Korean Short Ribs

by Jamie

These Instant Pot Korean Short Ribs are rich, beefy, and so tender and succulent they fall right off the bone! Cooked in a sweet and savory soy based sauce, this will be your favorite way to make Korean short ribs!

Korean short ribs with potatoes and carrots with rice on a blue plate

These Instant Pot Korean short ribs are one of my favorite Korean meals to have! They’re cooked in a sweet and savory soy based sauce and always accompanied by root vegetables. It’s an extremely satisfying meal that you’ll crave over and over again. I’m particularly partial to this dish during the colder season when I crave something warm and hearty.

Korean style short ribs with potatoes and carrots with rice on a blue plate with fork and knife

Whenever I have these Instant Pot Korean short ribs, I think of my childhood and how we only ate this meal when it was a special occasion. Back in the day before Instant Pots, my mom would slave over the kitchen for hours, braising these short ribs on the stove top until the whole house smelled absolutely amazing. After spending all day smelling these short ribs, we would devour them in minutes and would wonder when the next time we’d have them again. Now that we have Instant Pots, we could have these more often and in a fraction of the time!

Korean style short ribs with potatoes and carrots with rice on blue plate

With the Instant Pot, I can have these on my plate in under 90 minutes which is quite a big improvement from spending hours in the kitchen. Don’t get me wrong, of course there’s a time and place for amazing slow cooked recipes and they are fantastic in their own right, but I much prefer my Korean short ribs as soon as possible.

Tips for Instant Pot Korean Short Ribs:

Start with thick cut short ribs. These are almost always available at Korean grocery stores if you have them in your area. Otherwise ask your butcher for English Style short ribs, which means the ribs are cut parallel to the bone.

Before cooking the short ribs, soak them in cold water while preparing the other ingredients. This helps remove any bone fragments and will help keep the sauce clear when cooked.

korean short ribs, carrots, apple, red onion, potatoes, and garlicAdd all your ingredients to the Instant Pot container along with the soaked short ribs. I find there’s no need to finely chop the onion, garlic, or apple since they will all melt together once the dish is finished.

Korean short ribs in an instant pot with onions and garlicSet to 35 minutes on the Pressure Cook setting and…relax. Watch some tv, go read a book, pet your dog.Instant Pot Pressure CookerAfter it’s done cooking, I recommend waiting about 10 – 15 minutes before releasing the pressure. This helps further tenderize the meat and continue cooking.  Remove the meat and cover it with plastic wrap to keep it from drying out.

Instant Pot cooked Korean short ribs in white bowl

Next set your Instant Pot to the Saute setting and add your carrots and potatoes. Let this cook and reduce for about 15 – 20 minutes until the potatoes and carrots are cooked through and the sauce is reduced to your liking. Add the ribs back in along with a little bit of sesame oil.Potatoes and carrots in Korean style sauce

Serve over rice and garnish with scallions and sesame seeds. Enjoy!

Korean style short ribs with potatoes and carrots with rice on a blue plate next to fork and knife

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Korean short ribs with potatoes and carrots with rice on a blue plate

Instant Pot Korean Style Short Ribs

These Instant Pot Korean Short Ribs are rich, beefy, and so tender and succulent they fall right off the bone! Cooked in a sweet and savory soy based sauce, this will be your favorite way to make Korean short ribs!
5 from 9 votes
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Asian, Korean
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 25 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 481.3kcal

Equipment

Ingredients

  • 3 lbs short ribs English style
  • 3 medium red potatoes cut into 1.5 inch pieces
  • 2 large carrots cut into 1.5 inch pieces
  • 1 Tablespoon sesame oil

Korean Style Braising Sauce:

  • ½ cup low sodium soy sauce
  • cup mirin
  • ¼ cup agave
  • 1 apple cored and roughly chopped
  • 1 cup onions chopped
  • 6 cloves garlic peeled
  • 1 inch piece of ginger
  • ½ cup water

Instructions

  • Soak your short ribs in cold water while gathering the remaining ingredients. This helps remove any bone fragments and keep the sauce clear when cooked.
  • Add all the ingredients for the braising sauce into the instant pot container along with the short ribs. Leave out the carrots and potatoes for now.
  • Set the timer for 35 minutes on Pressure Cook. Wait 10 minutes before releasing the pressure to allow the short ribs to further tenderize.
  • Remove and place the short ribs on a plate and cover them with plastic wrap.
  • Add the carrots and potatoes to the Instant Pot and set the setting to 'Saute' to thicken up the sauce and cook the carrots and potatoes. About 15 - 20 minutes or until the sauce is reduced to your liking. Remove the piece of ginger. Add the short ribs back in and add the sesame oil. Serve over rice.

Nutrition

Calories: 481.3kcal | Carbohydrates: 41.11g | Protein: 35.45g | Fat: 19.56g | Saturated Fat: 7.57g | Cholesterol: 97.68mg | Sodium: 955.2mg | Potassium: 1274.1mg | Fiber: 3.9g | Sugar: 16.51g | Vitamin A: 4025.82IU | Vitamin C: 14.88mg | Calcium: 48.81mg | Iron: 5mg
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14 comments

May Wong October 1, 2019 - 6:33 am

Hi, this recipe sounds great and can’t wait to make it! You mention that you added onions to your recipe, but it’s not in your list of ingredients. How much onion should we add to the mix?

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Jamie
Jamie October 1, 2019 - 12:09 pm

Hi May! Oops sorry about that, I must have missed adding it. I just checked my notes and I added 1 cup of chopped onions. Hope you enjoy! 🙂

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May October 6, 2019 - 7:37 pm

Thanks so much! Can’t wait to try it! 👍

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Jamie
Jamie October 6, 2019 - 11:58 pm

I hope you love it as much as I do! It’s a favorite at my house and we devour it every time I make it! 😀

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Lisa April 3, 2019 - 4:25 pm

5 stars
Omg, this dish looks so delicious. Love dishes that incorporate sweet and savory flavors. I’ll have to try this out!

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Jamie
Jamie April 4, 2019 - 3:29 am

Thank you so much Lisa! Me too, I’m such a sucker for sweet and savory combos. This definitely scratches that itch. I hope you get to make this!

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Anita @ Daily Cooking Quest April 3, 2019 - 3:00 pm

5 stars
I still haven’t bought an IP yet despite all the hype 😀 But I do have a slow cooker, so I’m definitely making this delicious looking short ribs in it.

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Jamie
Jamie April 4, 2019 - 3:29 am

Thank you so much Anita! The short ribs would taste amazing in the slow cooker as well. I love how the whole house smells amazing whenever I use it. I hope you enjoy these!

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krissy April 3, 2019 - 2:18 pm

5 stars
i am usually pretty terrible at making ribs. i dont know why, its just a struggle. but my husband loves them. so i decided to give it one more try. and im so glad i did. these are amazing. well done!

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Jamie
Jamie April 4, 2019 - 3:27 am

Thank you so much Krissy! I used to hate making them until I discovered this way of cooking ribs and now it’s so simple! 🙂

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Luci April 3, 2019 - 2:01 pm

5 stars
This looks amazing, I would have to try this in my slow cooker since I don’t have a instant pot.

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Jamie
Jamie April 4, 2019 - 3:26 am

Thank you so much Luci! Absolutely these would be amazing in the slow cooker too! I hope you like them. 🙂

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Shadi Hasanzadenemati April 3, 2019 - 1:30 pm

5 stars
These short ribs look so good, saving the recipe to make this weekend!

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Jamie
Jamie April 4, 2019 - 3:25 am

Thank you so much! I hope you enjoy it this weekend! 🙂

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