Asian Sticky Beef Short Ribs | Instant Pot | Kravings



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But these simple & easy to follow recipes work with any pressure cooker! All pressure cookers work on the same, simple principle: Steam pressure.

Within the sealed pot, the steam builds up therein to a very high pressure, which helps food cook much faster than other traditional methods, such as with crock pots and or ovens!


Inspired by a recent video by Marion’s Kitchen, I created this recipe with my spin on it and cooked it in less time using an Instant Pot. I really love to slow cook, it cooks the meat giving it an incredible fall of the bone texture, however, sometimes you don’t have the time to slow cook and a pressure cooker will cook this for you in half the time. Once this recipe is ready to be cooked you can choose either method that suits your need.

In this recipe, the short ribs are sauteed and kept aside with whole spices. Onions, Ginger Garlic & green Chillies are sauteed and then the pan is de glazed with Shaoxing wine and brown sugar and enhanced with Soya. The Star anise and Ginger in this dish shine and the combination between sweet, salt & spice is perfectly balanced. Stock is added and the Beef is cooked in this delicious marriage of flavors.

Find Marion’s recipe here – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ifDyjEh9i0

Here are the ingredients and steps to make this recipe!
1 lb of Beef short ribs
1 tsp of salt
2 Star Anise and
1 inch stick of cinnamon
1 cup finely chopped white Onion
2 tbsps julienne fresh Ginger
2 tbsps minced fresh Garlic
2 tbsps sliced green Chillies
1/4 cup Shaoxing or Chinese cooking wine
1/4 cup light brown Sugar
1 tsp Chinese 5 spice powder
3 tbsps light soya sauce
2 tbsps dark Soya sauce
1 cup Beef stock
1/2 tsp Pepper
2 – 4 tsps Cornstarch slurry
Garnish – Spring Onion leaves & white Sesame seeds

cut the ribs into 2 – 3 inch pieces and marinate with salt
Heat some oil and sear the beef on both sides and keep aside
In the same pot, add more oil and saute the onion, ginger garlic and chilli
To deglaze the pot add the cooking wine, followed by the sugar
Add the spice powder and the light and dark soya
Add the stock and return the ribs to the pot
Add Pepper
Ensure that they are mixed with the liquid before you close the lid of the instant pot or pressure cooker
Cook for 20 mins
Release the steam
put the IP on saute mode and allow the liquid to stay on a rolling boil
Add the cornstarch slurry to thicken

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