I think many of you know my day job is selling commercial investment real estate. This post about my Pressure Cooker Short Ribs is thanks to Alyssa, our team’s Project Coordinator. She knows how much I love cooking. She got me a gift certificate to WILLIAMS SONOMA for the holidays and I got myself a pressure cooker. Of course, I had to use it the first day possible.
I knew the first recipe that I wanted to try was short ribs. I was hoping to find the short ribs without the bone. I went to my local HEINEN”S grocery store. When, I could not find what I was looking for, the butcher called into the back and the head butcher, the guy in the white coat came out to help me. I told him what I was looking for and he helped me look but we both knew they did not have that cut of meat. He recommended another cut for me, and then said, “continue shopping and come back and see me when you are done.” I did just that and when he saw me, he said what time could I be back tomorrow? He had them on the truck from HQ and they would be at the store by 7am. THAT IS SERVICE!!! Thank you Dave!
Using a pressure cooker is so easy. Put the ingredients in the basin and let her go. It can be that simple. Obviously, I wanted to dress my short ribs up some. So I first sautéed some vegetables in the basin. I removed the vegetables, then did the same thing with the ribs to get a good sear on them. I pulled the ribs out, added the veggies back in and deglazed the basin with some red wine. Once reduced, I added the short ribs back in, some stock and let the pressure cooker do its thing. I served this for my parents and we all thought they were totally amazing. This is the first of a number of posts learning to use the pressure cooker. Thank you Alyssa.
The vegetable ingredients and the short ribs.
The vegetables in the basin; the addition of the short ribs and stock and the vegetables added back in.
The Pressure Cooker Short Ribs plated.
Pressure Cooker Short Ribs
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Immature Green Onions
Heat 1 tablespoon of oil in the pressure cooker on saute. Add the vegetables and brown for 3 minutes. Remove from the pressure cooker.
Add the second tablespoon of oil and the short ribs and brown. Add in the stock and back the vegetables. Set the pressure cooker on high and cook for 50 minutes.
Release the pressure valve when the timer goes off.
Let the short ribs rest for a couple of minutes before serving.